Midland University has almost 1,300 students enrolled this fall.
Midland’s freshman class has 367 students, the most the Fremont-based school has had in decades. Total enrollment is 1,288 students. Midland president Ben Sasse says the university’s activities and small-school atmosphere have contributed to the growth.
"Midland’s a really unique place, and we’re discovering what’s possible when a community makes a commitment to increase accountability and expectations while still providing for young people to reach their full potential, we’ve really been rebuilding freshman year with a lot more accountability and the public’s been responding to it."
Sasse expects the enrollment growth to continue, albeit at a slower pace. He says the university acquired the former Dana College campus in part to provide more housing for Midland students.