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Shrinking graduate pool drives down UMS enrollment

7:35 AM, Nov 20, 2013   |    comments
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FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) - Enrollment is down 2 percent across the University of Maine System this fall when compared to last fall, and down more than 6 percent when compared to the fall of 2009.

The flagship campus in Orono - with a more than 3 percent increase in enrollment - and the Fort Kent campus are the only two with enrollment increases this fall.

The University of Southern Maine saw overall enrollment drop almost 5 percent.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the numbers - which include undergraduate and graduate enrollment - were released this week at the trustees meeting in Farmington.

The drop is due in large part to a shrinking number graduates from Maine high schools.

The university has launched efforts to bring in more out-of-state and international students.

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