More students equals record numbers for the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
UNK, the smallest school in the university system, sees increased enrollment for the ninth year in a row. Nearly 7,200 students are attending Kearney; 1.6 percent more than 2011, and the highest in 16 years.
Officials tout many reasons, but say it's a testament that people see the quality of a good education.
"I think it's just a combination of things that people looking at UNK differently than 10 years ago," said UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen. "This is really a campus on the move and that's reflective of our rankings, it's reflected in our strength of students, as well as overall head count."
Officials say enrollment success, among other things, reflects on student to teacher ratio and community help and assistance.