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Fast Facts

Vision

Husson is a university of choice for premier professional programs where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global engagement is emphasized.

Mission Statement

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

We achieve this career preparation by supporting and emphasizing

  • Outstanding teaching.
  • Scholarly contributions to one's discipline or field of expertise.
  • An undergraduate and graduate curriculum that is challenging, relevant, and promotes critical thinking skills, self-confidence and strong communication skills.
  • Commitment to ethical behavior and social responsibility through involvement in the world by faculty and students, administrators and staff, board members, and involved citizenship as a university.
  • Lifelong learning to prepare students professionally and personally for the challenges of a constantly changing world.
  • A diverse cultural and global perspective achieved through student development and experiential learning opportunities that reinforces our commitment to a strong academic community.
  • Careful management and stewardship of University resources.

Adopted by the Husson University Board of Trustees October 2, 2011.

Location

Husson University's primary campus (208-acres) is located in Bangor, Maine, a city of approximately 30,000 people, a short drive from the Maine coasts, forests, and mountains. Approximately 250 miles north of Boston and 250 miles east of Quebec City, Bangor has one of the lowest urban crime rates in the United States. Husson also has education centers in Westbrook and Presque Isle.

Enrollment

We enroll approximately 3,000 undergraduate students at the Bangor campus, with about 800 more enrolled in graduate programs. Our students come from all over Maine, the country and the world.

Students at desks in a classroom with attention to front of roomClass Size

A hallmark of a Husson education is the individual attention offered to every student. Small class sizes allow students to receive personalized guidance and support from faculty and staff at every stage of their program. The average class size is 20 students.

Faculty

Husson University employs 136 faculty members and a number of adjunct faculty with expertise in the profession that they teach.

Cost

Husson prides itself in offering an outstanding education at an exceptional value. In fact, U.S. News and World Report recently named Husson as the lowest priced private university accredited by NECHE in New England. Click here to go to the Costs page where you will find associated tuition charges for all of our academic programs.

Financial Aid

Over 95% of our students qualify to receive federal, state, community and/or campus-based financial aid and scholarships. Friendly and highly knowledgable staff are committed to providing every student with personalized guidance and support in navigating the financial aid process from start to finish.

Academic Programs

We offer 72 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees as well as a wide range of certificate programs. Nineteen academic programs offer an accelerated learning option so students can earn their degree faster. Follow this link for all available programs and where they are offered.

Real-World Learning

Every degree program places high emphasis on infusing coursework with real-world learning opportunities to enhance student success. Over 95% of students participate in at least one internship, practica or clinical experience.

Outcomes

Approximately 95% of Husson graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.

Sports

A member of the NCAA Division III, Husson offers 22 varsity sports and a wide range of intramurals. Our student athletes play and train in state-of-the-art facilities, including the Swan Center & Trott Fitness Studio, the Winkin Sports Complex, the John P. Boucher Field,the Bob & Fran O'Keefe Softball Field, and more. Over 500 athletes participate in intercollegiate athletics with more than 600 students taking part in our intramural program. Husson also supports a cheer team and a dance team. For a full list of sports, click here.

Admissions

The Admissions Office staff provides highly personalized guidance in the application process to applicants for admission to Husson University. Admissions Officers provide materials and applications to help prospective students learn more about Husson, and also invite them for personal interviews and campus tours.

Alumni

The Office for Alumni Affairs, located in the Cyr Alumni Center in the Beardsley Meeting House, serves the needs of Husson's 18,000+ alumni. Along with Homecoming activities, the Alumni Office sponsors events across the country and publishes the alumni magazine, The Ledger, to keep Husson alumni informed about activities on the campus.

Accreditation

Husson University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.) and holds a number of program-specific accreditations. Go here for a complete list of accreditations.

An old photograph of the Maine School of Commerce, circa 1898

History
Since 1898, Husson has been educating Maine's leaders. Originally preparing students for commerce, teaching and telegraphy, Husson came of age in 1953, when the State enacted legislation authorizing Husson to grant Bachelor of Science degrees. In the sixties, Husson purchased a dairy farm, cleaned it up, and built a beautiful campus. In 1981, the College established the Husson College/Eastern Maine Medical Center Baccalaureate School of Nursing. Today, Husson offers numerous undergraduate degrees and many innovative advanced degree programs, as well as a diverse selection of core science and humanities courses and programs. On October 11, 2008, Husson became a University, but it still continues to maintain its small college feel.

Today, Husson graduates hold leadership positions all over the country and the world.