Husson, EMCC report enrollment increases

Posted Aug. 28, 2009, at 8:16 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — While the University of Maine enrollment is expected to grow slightly this fall with a drop in first-year enrollment, Husson University and Eastern Maine Community College are reporting some of their highest numbers ever for the incoming classes.

All three schools start fall semester classes on Monday.

At Husson, where students have been moving in over the last few days, a record 1,000 new students are expected with total enrollment this fall projected to surpass 3,200 students, which represents an increase of 250 stu-dents from last year.

Of those, 2,500 are enrolled as traditional undergraduates in the Husson and New England School of Communications programs. The rest are enrolled in the Boat School in Eastport and Unobsky College in Calais, both of which are affiliated with Husson.

At EMCC, where first-year residential students will arrive today and returning students will move in Sunday, 266 students are expected to fill the school’s two residential halls to capacity for the first time. There’s also a waiting list for housing.

The total enrollment at EMCC is 2,191 students, which is an increase of 10.1 percent from last fall. The school’s total credit hour sales are up 12.4 percent from last year. Both improvements are records for EMCC.

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