# Maine Colleges

In 2018, 14,230 students received a degree from a college in Maine, making it rank #45 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Maine is $17,945 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $21,414 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,111 per year.

## Most Popular Schools in Maine

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

The total student population at University of Maine is 11,240, of which 8,204 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMaine is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,114 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMaine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 8,281 students at UNE in total, 2,361 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

96% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,248 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UNE with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,901 full-time undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, and 7,794 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Southern Maine is 4.7 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at University of Southern Maine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,833 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Husson University is 3,648, of which 2,306 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Husson, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Husson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,580 a year. Husson has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

There are 5,972 students at SMCC in total, 2,417 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

43% of SMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,300 during the early-career years.

There are 1,813 full-time undergraduates at Bowdoin, and 1,816 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Bowdoin. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

Only 14% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 18% of students at Bowdoin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,044 a year. Bowdoin has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,600 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Colby College is 1,917, of which 1,917 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Colby, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 16% of students getting accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

15% of Colby students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,079 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is 2,291, of which 960 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Saint Joseph’s Maine undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

81% of Saint Joseph’s Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,832 a year. Saint Joseph’s Maine has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,900 during the early-career years.

There are 1,787 students at Bates in total, 1,787 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bates, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Only 22% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. Bates has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bates with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Maine at Augusta is 4,014, of which 1,317 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMA, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,420 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,900 during the early-career years.

There are 1,673 full-time undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, and 2,080 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at UMaine Farmington take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,238 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMaine Farmington with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,945 students at Central Maine Technical College in total, 1,180 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,076 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Eastern Maine Community College is 2,567, of which 1,145 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 49% of students at Eastern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 2,554, of which 565 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Kennebec Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kennebec Valley Community College is $26,900.

There are 1,037 students at Maine Maritime in total, 989 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Maine Maritime is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 85% of accepted students are men, and 15% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Maine Maritime take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,964 a year. Maine Maritime has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $75,200 during the early-career years.

There are 1,802 students at Thomas College in total, 774 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Thomas College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,288 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,600 during the early-career years.

There are 582 full-time undergraduates at UMFK, and 1,760 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMFK, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at UMFK take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,284 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

There are 399 full-time undergraduates at York County Community College, and 1,708 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at York County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,634 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from York County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Maine at Presque Isle is 1,414, of which 716 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at UMPI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,880 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,800 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Unity College is 733, of which 694 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Unity is 4.1 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,048 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Unity is $26,100.

There are 430 full-time undergraduates at MECA „ Meca „ Portland School of Art, and 517 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 23% are men and 77% are women.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,165 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MECA „ Meca „ Portland School of Art with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 841 students at Northern Maine Community College in total, 421 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,114 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northern Maine Community College is $24,200.

There are 627 students at Kaplan University - Maine Campus in total, 70 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kaplan University - Maine Campus is $24,600.

There are 182 full-time undergraduates at Beal College, and 248 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

74% of Beal College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,046 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Beal College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 469 students at Kaplan University - Augusta Campus in total, 150 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,253 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kaplan University - Augusta Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

## Other Maine Colleges

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
---|---|---|

26 | College of the Atlantic | 80 |

27 | University of Maine at Machias | 79 |

28 | Maine College of Health Professions | 75 |

29 | Washington County Community College | 47 |

30 | The Landing School | 8 |

31 | Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts | 4 |

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