UMaine System Seeks More Students

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The University of Maine System is trying to get into your head.

Television commercials, radio spots and newspaper ads started running this fall as part of a $2 million initiative aimed at reversing a decline in enrollment that stands in stark contrast to national figures.

In the past decade, enrollment at the system's seven schools has shrunk by about 3,000 students -- a drop of nearly 9 percent.

Over the same period, enrollment in the nation's public four-year universities has risen about 20 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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