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UNK Welcomes NCA

North Central Self Study

Chapter 1: UNK and the University of Nebraska:
The First Years

Community/Regional Context

The region surrounding UNK continues to provide the campus significant advantages. The population of the City of Kearney and Buffalo County has grown by more than 12% since the campus entered the university, while population in the rest of central and western Nebraska has generally declined. A diverse economy has weathered economic conditions that elsewhere have produced sharp downturns and dislocations. Recreational and cultural opportunities have expanded markedly - including addition of a multipurpose arena and local US Hockey League and indoor football league franchises.

Most importantly, the community understands the role of the University in its social, cultural, and economic life, and has sought to support University activities in a variety of ways. Among the formal linkages established since 1991 are the following:

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