Husson University

Husson University

Husson University, formerly known as the Husson College, was founded in 1898, and is a private university and is located in Bangor, Maine. It was initially established as the Shaw School of Business, and the name was changed to Husson University in October, 2008. The campus of the institute is spread across an area of 200 acres. The university offers a number of master's, bachelor's and associate's degree courses in several fields of study. Continuing education programs are also offered by the university. Husson University is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Health
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Science & Humanities

Husson University's athletics department fields more than 10 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The teams are nicknamed the Eagles, and they participate in football, softball, basketball, volleyball, and golf.

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Contacting Husson

Husson University
One College Circle
Bangor , ME 04401-2999
General Phone: (207) 941-7000

Husson Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management218business management, accounting, small business operations, finance, international business, marketing
Therapy and Counseling65psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, physical therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46registered nursing, nurse practitioner, mental health nursing
Security and Law Enforcement41criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy
Medicine30medical preparatory
Education and Teaching27school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, biology teaching
Computer Science and Engineering18computer and info science
Law16legal assistant
Hospitality6hospitality administration
Liberal Arts5English, humanities
Science2biology, chemistry courses
Mechanics and Repair0marine mechanic

Number of programs and degrees for Husson in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree365
Bachelor's degree35624
Master's degree1028
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02
Post-master's certificate02
Doctor's degree - professional practice191

Husson Student Body

In 2007-2008, Husson had a total enrollment of 2,474 students (2,098 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 27%
20-21 22%
22-24 16%
25-29 9%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Husson Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 25 %

Husson Room and Board (2007)

Husson offers campus housing for 932 of its 2,098 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bangor, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Husson Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410520
SAT Math410550
SAT Writing410520
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT7%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Husson Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,450
Room and board $ 6,790
Books and supplies $ 970
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Husson participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 204300)

Husson Faculty

Husson has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$63,7282*
Associate professoracademic year8$60,9254$63,303
Assistant professoracademic year17$49,63817$50,780
Instructoracademic year12$37,5727$35,640
Lectureracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year44$49,99731$49,521

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Husson Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Independent Northeast Region
Basketball North Atlantic Conference
Baseball North Atlantic Conference

Husson Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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Husson Highlights

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What Sets Husson Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Husson % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Husson % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Husson Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Husson % of degrees in therapy and counseling

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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