2022 Recruitment Report

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:30pm

Following the completion of New Student Enrollment, we can begin to see the shape of our fall 2022 incoming freshman class, including first-time freshman and international students. The college saw an 18.4% increase in New Student Enrollment participation over last year, while the University’s NSE participation increase was only 1.6%.


The college saw increases in enrollment deposits from resident (10.5% increase) and out-of-state students (30.3% increase). In the college, 44.7% of enrollment deposits came from out of state, compared with 29.1% university-wide. The largest increases came from Nebraska (9), Iowa (7) and Kansas (6). The largest decreases were seen in Wisconsin (-3) and Texas (-5). 


Enrollment deposits in journalism are down slightly compared to last year. However, broadcasting, advertising and public relations and sports media and communication enrollment deposits are up.

Nebraska Feeder Schools

Feeder high schools represent the high schools with the highest number of students who enrolled at CoJMC over the past four years.  

  • Lincoln East (17)
  • Lincoln Southwest (14)
  • Millard West (13)
  • Millard North (13)
  • Papillion-Lavista (12)
  • Millard South (10)
  • Burke High (10)
  • Central High (10)
  • Lincoln Southwest (9)
  • Gretna High (9)
  • Elkhorn High (9)
  • Elkhorn South (8)
  • Bellevue West (8)
  • Westside High (8)
  • Lincoln Pius X (8)

Enrollment deposits by gender have remained consistent over the past four years. 53% of fall 2022 enrollment deposits are from female students and 47% are from males.  This matches the overall university gender breakdown. No incoming students selected the new gender nonconforming option. 

First Generation

First-generation students increased by 5 (15.6%) over last year. However, the proportion of our incoming class that are first-generation students remained flat at 21.9%. 


Our underrepresented students decreased by three from 2021. The proportion of our incoming students from underrepresented communities also decreased from 20.6% in 2021 to 16.0% in 2022. This is below the university’s proportion of underrepresented students of 23.5% for 2022. 

EFC Band

EFC bands indicate a student's level of financial need with 1 being the highest need and 6 being the lowest.  27.6% of students have high to moderate financial need (EFC 1-3). 

Top Competitors

National Student Clearinghouse data provides insight into where students who get admitted to our college end up enrolling. For fall 2022, we lost the largest number of students to: 

  • U of Missouri (12)
  • U of Kansas (9)
  • UNK (7)
  • UNO (5)
  • Grand Canyon U (5)
  • Arizona State (5)
  • NE Wesleyan (4)
  • Iowa State (4)
  • U of Iowa (4)
  • Wayne State (3)