ORONO — The University of Maine is welcoming the largest incoming class in its history this fall.

The Orono university’s new class will have 2,300 students. The fall semester for the class of 2020 starts on Monday.

The university says the incoming class is 56 percent Maine residents and the rest are from elsewhere. The school says the number of in-state students is comparable to last year, and the number of out-of-state students has been growing.

The University of Maine is also seeing an increase in students attending masters and doctoral programs. Masters students are up 20 percent and doctoral students are up 4 percent.

The school says its total enrollment will be more than 11,000, with more out-of-state students than ever. They will make up 30 percent.

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