Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Did You Know?

Did you know 62% of the University of Maine System's full- and part-time student population was made up of females in 2004?

According to a March 2006 Down East article, 21,480 of the full- and part-time students enrolled in the UMS system in 2004 were female, while only 12,773 were male. In contrast, the 1972 enrollment numbers included 13,024 males and 10,794 females.

Or, put another way, there was a 2% decline among males in the UMS system from 1972-2004, but a 50% increase among female students during the same time period.

- John C.L. Morgan

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