UMaine Graduate School records all-time high student enrollment
For the first time in its history, the University of Maine graduate student enrollment has exceeded 2400 students following a record-breaking year of admissions.
Scott Delcourt, Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies, noted that “spring enrollment is usually about 10% less than the previous fall’s enrollment, so to set an all-time high graduate enrollment in the spring is a good sign for graduate enrollment in the fall 2021 semester.”
The increase in the number of enrolled graduate students reflects recent growth in online programs such as the M.B.A., the M.Ed. in instructional technology, and the M.S. in information systems. However, the increases in enrollment from last academic year are seen at all degree levels including certificate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Despite the challenges brought on by COVID-19, UMaine graduate programs have continued to expand.
UMaine had also surpassed 500 doctoral students for the first time last fall. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, acknowledged that “setting these records is a clear reflection of all the great work by our dedicated faculty and staff across the university, in conjunction with the academic and research units, and the Graduate School; all of whom have contributed to the growth and advancement of UMaine’s research and graduate studies.”