UMaine system enrollment increases following slight decline
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Officials say enrollment in the University of Maine system has increased following a small decline last fall.
The Portland Press Herald reports UMaine officials said Thursday out-of-state enrollment is up 4.3 percent and in-state enrollment is up 2.1 percent. According to officials, in-state enrollment saw a 3.5 percent decrease last fall.
UMaine System Chancellor James Page stated the state’s universities are “keeping more Maine residents here at home and attracting record numbers of out-of-state students.”
The system has increased its recruiting efforts as it recovers from financial instability and shrinking enrollment.
Trustees approved a tuition hike in May. However, financial aid in the system has doubled in the past three years.
The system credits specialized programs like aviation and architecture for attracting out-of-state students.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com