In the state of Maine people often hear about declines in university enrollment. But one Maine university, the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), is bucking the trend. University officials today announced that fall enrollments have reached an historic high – 1,342 students, surpassing a university high water mark of 1,339 students set in 2006. This reflects a Fall semester enrollment growth of 11 percent above the previous year, marking a 25 percent growth in enrollment since Fall 2010. UMFK now ranks fifth among the seven branches of Maine's public universities in size.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce will combine forces for their respective Homecoming and Scarecrow Festival celebrations for the weekend of September 19, 20, and 21 in Fort Kent.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent continues climbing up the ladder of top public colleges as it rises in position as a Top Public College in the North region, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2015 rankings which the publisher released on September 9.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host entertainer and hypnotist Paul Ramsay on Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the UMFK Fox Auditorium.
Shawn Graham has recently accepted the position as assistant professor of Human Services at the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus.