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# Maine Colleges

In 2021, 13,790 students received a degree from a college in Maine, making it rank #44 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $19,722 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $23,627 a year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,546 per year.

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There are 11,741 students at UMaine in total, 9,465 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,847 are full-time. It takes the average UMaine undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at UMaine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,790 a year. UMaine has a 4.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine is $38,035.

The total student population at University of Southern Maine is 8,022, of which 6,098 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,773 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Southern Maine is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,747 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,949 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 7,208 students at UNE in total, 4,065 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,292 are full-time. It takes the average UNE undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,996 a year. UNE has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNE is $44,713.

There are 3,473 students at Husson in total, 2,679 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,264 are full-time. It takes the average Husson undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Husson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,768 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Husson is $38,215.

There are 5,789 students at SMCC in total, 1,993 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

39% of SMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,418 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,354 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,155 full-time undergraduates at Colby, and 2,155 students altogether. It takes the average Colby undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Only 10% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 12% of students at Colby take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,718 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,810 during the early-career years.

There are 1,776 full-time undergraduates at Bowdoin, and 1,777 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Bowdoin. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The acceptance rate at Bowdoin is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,571 a year. Bowdoin has a 0.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bowdoin is $51,153.

There are 1,876 students at Bates in total, 1,876 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Bates undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

This a very selective school with only 14% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 16% of students at Bates take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,795 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bates with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,663 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,329 undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, of which 853 are full-time, and there are 1,967 students altogether. It takes the average Saint Joseph’s Maine undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,486 a year. Saint Joseph’s Maine has a 4.3% 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 $47,687 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of Maine at Augusta is 4,202, of which 4,165 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,469 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMA is 4.5 years.

Roughly 45% of students at UMA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,508 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,183 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of Maine at Farmington is 1,862, of which 1,582 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,414 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

76% of UMaine Farmington students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,729 a year. UMaine Farmington has a 6.7% 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 $32,102 during the early-career years.

There are 3,115 students at Central Maine Technical College in total, 940 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at Central Maine Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,814 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Central Maine Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,121 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,042 students at Eastern Maine Community College in total, 764 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at Eastern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,775 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,346 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 2,297, which includes 515 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

34% of Kennebec Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,803 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kennebec Valley Community College is $34,439.

There are 1,601 undergraduates at Thomas College, of which 756 are full-time, and there are 1,705 students altogether. It takes the average Thomas College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

95% of Thomas College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,642 a year. Thomas College has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Thomas College is $30,775.

There are 1,624 students at UMFK in total, 526 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMFK, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,101 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,539 during the early-career years.

There are 713 full-time undergraduates at UMPI, and 1,467 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at UMPI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,338 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,274 during the early-career years.

There are 1,193 undergraduates at Unity, of which 1,193 are full-time, and there are 1,429 students altogether. It takes the average Unity undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Unity take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,052 a year. Unity has a 5.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Unity is $29,631.

The total student population at Maine Maritime Academy is 941, of which 928 students are undergraduates and of those, 901 are full-time. It takes the average Maine Maritime undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 52% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 75% are men and 25% are women.

Roughly 93% of students at Maine Maritime take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,383 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $67,462 during the early-career years.

There are 1,575 students at York County Community College in total, 349 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

20% of York County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,818 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,670 during the early-career years.

There are 493 full-time undergraduates at Beal College, and 493 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Beal College is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 89% of students at Beal College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $13,147 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Beal College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,499 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 435 students at Maine College of Art in total, 380 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 368 are full-time. It takes the average Maine College of Art undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 21% of accepted students are men, and 79% are women.

72% of Maine College of Art students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,844 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,001 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Northern Maine Community College is 775, which includes 347 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at Northern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,108 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,758 during the early-career years.

There are 370 students at College of the Atlantic in total, 366 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 350 are full-time. For undergraduates at College of the Atlantic, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at College of the Atlantic take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,588 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from College of the Atlantic with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,303 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 69 full-time undergraduates at MCHP, and 216 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Around 22% of accepted students are men, and 78% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at MCHP take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,634 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MCHP with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,407 during the early years of their career after graduation.

## Other Maine Colleges

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
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26 | Washington County Community College | 39 |

27 | Maine Media College | 11 |

28 | The Landing School | 9 |

29 | Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts | 7 |

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