Perlman Touts Growth In State Of University Address
LINCOLN -- The University of Nebraska says enrollment at its five campuses has grown to the highest total in 20 years. Total enrollment hit 50,705 this fall, a 1 percent increase over last year. Last fall the figures totaled nearly 50,200 students, a drop of 0.4 percent from fall 2011. Enrollment rose 1 percent at the Lincoln campus. During his State of the University address Tuesday, UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman commended how the faculty continues to involve new students with different activities. He says deans and faculty are reaching out to students who are facing challenges and creating a culture that accepts responsibility to ensure students maximize their talents and earn a diploma in a reasonable amount of time. Perlman says they are comfortably a Big Ten University, but that generates higher expectations for their achievements.