By Nataly Tavidian, Grand Island/Hastings Reporter - email
Choosing the right college or university is a tough decision for many high
school seniors, but one way they're eliminating options is by attending
Schools are working especially hard to keep enrollment numbers up and you
can see this competition among schools at the college fairs.
Hastings College alumni/Hall of Fame football coach, Tom Osborne said,
"There is fewer and fewer students out there and more and more people
competing for those students."
17-year-old Brooke Anderson, one of the students attending the college fair,
said "I asked how many kids are in each class and what the college
experience is like."
She doesn't know exactly which school to attend yet, but came to the
fair with an idea of which medical program would be the best fit for her. It's
students like Anderson, that colleges will compete for as they begin to recruit
for fall 2013.
Mindy Hope, director of recruiting at Mid-Plains Community College,
said "Everybody is competing, but I feel like in Nebraska you're not just
a number, I think all school representatives are concerned about the students