University of Nebraska system enrollment drops again

Thomas Lilly smiles as his roommate Luke Haberman walks backwards as they carry their futon into Schramm Hall. Residence Hall Move In on city campus Harper Schramm Smith Residence Halls. August 17, 2017. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The University of Nebraska system's enrollment dropped again this fall.

Officials announced Monday that the total across the five campuses is down 1.4% from last year, to a little more than 51,000.

The enrollment at the flagship Lincoln campus dropped 1.9%, to just over 25,300 students. University of Nebraska at Omaha enrollment dropped 1.8%, hitting around 15,150 students. The Kearney campus enrollment declined by 0.8% to hit a little below 6,300 students. Enrollment at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is down 1.2%, to 331.

System officials say enrollment is up only at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It has reached nearly 4,060 students, for a 2.1% increase.