TOTAL FALL ENROLLMENT IN NEBRASKA HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
Nebraska - Selected Years -- 1980 to 2015                
Institution Control of Institution 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015
Public Institutions Total 74,253 81,163 87,552 89,316 88,532 93,074 107,802 139,022
University of Nebraska 47,282 48,888 52,752 49,654 45,183 45,470 49,905 57,925
 Univ. of Neb. - Lincoln State Government 24,128 24,020 24,598 24,320 22,268 21,675 24,610 27,004
 Univ. of Neb. - Omaha State Government 13,707 13,789 15,811 14,691 13,479 14,093 14,665 18,191
 Univ. of Neb. - Medical Center State Government 2,499 2,354 2,444 2,770 2,696 2,995 3,494 3,975
 Neb. Coll. of Tech. Ag. - Curtis State Government 0 0 144 263 234 262 383 461
 Univ. of Neb. - Kearney State Government 6,948 8,725 9,899 7,620 6,506 6,445 6,753 8,294
Nebraska State Colleges 5,111 6,150 8,103 8,685 7,902 7,753 8,846 11,537
 Chadron State College State Government 1,887 2,169 3,065 3,063 2,686 2,472 2,759 3,856
 Peru State College State Government 912 1,312 1,526 1,754 1,698 1,959 2,518 3,458
 Wayne State College State Government 2,312 2,669 3,512 3,868 3,518 3,322 3,569 4,223
Nebraska Community Colleges 21,860 26,125 26,697 30,977 35,447 39,851 49,051 69,560
 Central C.C. Area Local Government 5,203 7,945 4,214 5,836 7,126 6,564 7,527 9,454
 Metropolitan C.C. Area Local Government 6,055 6,547 8,520 10,666 11,534 13,237 18,523 26,388
 Mid Plains C.C. Area Local Government 2,156 2,617 2,891 2,528 2,607 2,607 2,987 9,149
 Northeast C.C. Area Local Government 1,616 2,335 2,815 3,413 4,520 5,101 5,377 6,752
 Southeast C.C. Area Local Government 5,209 5,018 6,317 6,240 7,396 10,059 12,242 14,942
 Western C.C. Area Local Government 1,621 1,663 1,940 2,291 2,264 2,283 2,395 2,875
Independent Institutions Total 15,889 16,591 18,268 19,896 21,518 25,629 33,113 43,388
Bellevue University Private Corporation 2,380 2,407 2,048 2,303 3,445 5,929 NA NA
Bryan Mem. Hosp. Of Nursing Private Institution 0 0 0 0 0 369 NA NA
Clarkson College Private Institution 0 480 511 568 400 711 NA NA
College of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church 751 1,009 1,280 1,096 947 955 NA NA
Concordia College Lutheran Church, MO Syn. 1,084 858 818 1,153 1,270 1,330 NA NA
Creighton University Roman Catholic Church 5,614 5,927 6,168 6,241 6,237 6,791 NA NA
Dana College American Lutheran Church 560 414 507 661 583 673 NA NA
Doane College United Church of Christ 656 787 1,229 1,870 2,135 2,394 NA NA
Grace University Private Corporation 457 287 257 475 578 440 NA NA
Hastings College Presbyterian Church 832 825 965 1,052 1,130 1,189 NA NA
Little Priest Tribal 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA 109 NA NA
Midland Lutheran College Lutheran Church of America 861 801 960 1,030 1,025 926 NA NA
Nebraska Christian College Church of Christ 208 156 133 141 162 143 NA NA
Nebraska Indian Comm. Coll. NA 0 244 329 253 170 107 NA NA
Nebraska Methodist College Private Institution 0 0 364 359 400 565 NA NA
Nebraska Wesleyan University Private Corporation 1,193 1,285 1,691 1,582 1,699 2,016 NA NA
Platte Valley Bible College Private Corporation 45 24 54 68 52 52 NA NA
Union College Seventh Day Adventist Ch. 888 700 617 551 788 930 NA NA
York College 1 Private Corporation 360 387 337 493 497 450 NA NA
Other independent inst. NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
For- Profit/Career Schools NA NA NA NA NA NA 5,254 4,833
Kaplan Univ - Omaha For profit-private NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Kaplan Univ - Lincoln For profit-private NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Joseph's College For profit-private NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ITT Technical Inst. For profit-private NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Xenon International For profit-private NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Other degree granting For profit-private NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Other non-degree granting For profit-private NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1 Two-year college.
2 No prior year numbers available.
Sources: Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, A Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska, 2015, and NCCPE,
Factsheet , November 2015
Last Updated: 7/25/2016
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov