September 26, 2017
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UMaine dropout among growing trend of struggling retention rates at Maine’s public universities

By Brian Feulner, BDN Staff

Lance Bradshaw, 22, dropped of the University of Maine during his first year. Bradshaw, who was studying to be an engineer, says he left because of the cost of school and feeling like he didn’t fit in. Instead he makes his living as a lobster fisherman in Stonington. Administrators at the University of Maine say they are struggling to retain students.

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