October 3, 2011

College of Business Administration Increase Enrollment by 3.7 Percent

Enrollment at the UNL College of Business Administration grew by 3.7 percent this fall. The increase was the highest of any college at the university – the College of Engineering had a 2 percent increase.

UNL Director of Admissions Amber Hunter said, “Prospective students from across the state of Nebraska, nation and the world have recognized the academic excellence and opportunities the College of Business Administration has to offer. As an official member of the Big Ten, I expect more students will recognize the possibilities at CBA.”

Overall enrollment at all four campuses of the University of Nebraska was the highest since 1993. At UNL, enrollment was 25,593 this fall, which was down 17 students from fall 2010. International undergraduate students increased by 13 percent and 13 percent of all first-time freshmen were minority students, which is an all-time high at UNL.

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs D’vee Buss said some students enroll without declaring a major and take general studies while they research and learn about what UNL offers.

“Many of the general studies students found a home at the College of Business this fall. Our academic advisers have been working with these students, as they declare their major to be one of the nine we offer at CBA,” Buss added.

Dr. Donde Ashmos Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of CBA said, “The aspirations and expectations at the College of Business Administration have definitely increased with our move to the Big Ten. As we work to improve and expand the academic offerings and services for our students, we have also begun to greater market the many opportunities we offer. These efforts combined attract students to CBA and help them achieve their goals following graduation.”