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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

New report focuses on enrollment, tuition and fees, and financial aid

The Commission recently approved the latest of many reports it issues, Nebraska Postsecondary Enrollment, Tuition & Fees, and Financial Aid: 2013 Supplemental Data Report.  This report focuses on enrollment, tuition and fees, and financial aid for Nebraska's public postsecondary institutions. A few of the report's key findings:

  • Overall enrollment in Nebraska, despite an increase during the previous decade, has stagnated and even declined during the past few years. This mirrors a nationwide trend.
  • Tuition rates at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln grew at an average annual rate of 8.7 percent from 2003 to 2012. For the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years, the University of Nebraska and State College System have instituted a tuition rate freeze.
  • Although Nebraska residents represent 86 percent of the students receiving financial aid at public institutions, they receive 76 percent of the financial aid granted.

The Commission approved the report at its May 1 meeting. Visit the Commission's website for a full listing of its reports and presentations.