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Nebraska's Brain Drain

  • according to U.S. Census data, Nebraska is the 10th-most heavily outmigrated state for young, single, college-educated people
  • according to UNL's Alumni Association:
    • approximately one third of UNL graduates are living outside the state
    • only 54.4 percent of UNL's College of Engineering & Technology graduates remain in the state
    • only 48 percent of UNL's College of Law graduates in the past decade remain in the state
  • according to the Population Reference Bureau, approximately half of Nebraska's 93 counties have lost population since 1990

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