- Officials expect student enrollment in the University of Maine System to be roughly the same as last year following years of decline.
- Enrollment has fallen 14% since 2007, a trend credited in part to a steep fall in part-time students.
- The state's Machias campus has seen the worst drop with enrolling falling 21% in five years.
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Enrollment at Maine’s universities has been dropping for years, but education officials say the worst is over and the student population should level off this semester following efforts to stem the decline.
The number of students enrolled for the fall at the University of Maine System’s seven campuses fell from 33,626 in 2007 to 31,108 four years later, a drop of 7.5 percent. ...