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New Fall 2017 enrollment numbers show surging growth at USM

The University of Southern Maine's just-compiled enrollment numbers show increases in new students, a rise in credit hours and a double-digit surge of new honors students and presidential scholars.
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USM initiatives lessen student debt, President Glenn Cummings says in Portland Press Herald op-ed

Even as the student debt crisis deepens nationally, the average student debt at USM is declining, President Glenn Cummings said in an opinion article published July 23rd in the Portland Press Herald. New initiatives — including increased scholarship funding, money for transfer students and need-based grants — are helping students attend and graduate, he said.
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USM's 34 percent increase in enrollment deposits highlighted in Portland Press Herald

A 34 percent increase in enrollment deposits by new students — saving their places among incoming freshmen in the fall — was highlighted in the Portland Press Herald. First-year student deposits at USM increased from 563 students a year ago to 756 this spring, and the combined first-year and transfer deposits increased 20 percent from 948 students to 1,134.
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Andrew King of USM Admissions interviewed for Maine Public story on high school grading changes

USM Admissions Director Andrew King described efforts to keep up with radical changes in high school grading in recent radio interview on Maine Public. The story by reporter Robbie Feinberg was titled, "Maine Families Concerned About Proficiency-Based Diplomas Harming Kids' College Chances."