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Publication Date

12-15-2010

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HIGHLIGHTS

 Maine’s public universities awarded 5,484 degrees during the 2009-10 academic year; an increase of 95 over the previous year.

 Nearly 75% of degrees conferred are at the baccalaureate level; over 16% at the masters level; nearly 5% at the associate level; and nearly 3% at the doctorate level (including law).

 73% of all degrees are conferred at UMaine and USM; 9% at UMA; 8% at UMF; nearly 5% at UMPI; 4% at UMFK; and 1.0% at UMM.

 Over 60% of degrees conferred are awarded to women and nearly 40% to men.

 STEM degrees awarded decreased by -2.1% from 2008/09 while they grew by 5.1% over the trailing 5-years.

 The three most popular disciplines are education (1,086 degrees); health professions (712 degrees); and business and management (680 degrees).

 Over the past forty-two years the University of Maine System has conferred 188,843 degrees.

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