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More Maine high school students want to go to college, but fewer are actually going, a study by the Portland, Me.-based Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute indicates.

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"From High School to College: Removing Barriers for Maine Students" is available online from the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute.

The nonprofit organization, which is focused on helping more Mainers earn a college education, found a gradually widening gap between the number of seniors who said they intended to enroll immediately in college and the number who actually did so.

In 2001, the report shows that 64 percent of Maine’s graduating class intended to attend college, and 62 percent actually did. In 2005, 70 percent had their sights set on college, but only 60 percent enrolled.

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