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36 Colleges
15,311 Yearly Graduations
$75,193 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,353 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 15,311 students received a degree from a college in Maine, making it rank #44 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $18,798 per year to get their degree at a college in Maine, while out of state students will pay an average of $22,473 per year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,088 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
2,223 Yearly Degrees
$11,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,430 undergraduates at UMaine, of which 8,060 are full-time, and there are 11,561 students altogether. It takes the average UMaine undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 66% of students at UMaine take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,114 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine is $33,800.

#2

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,870 Yearly Degrees
$38,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,483 students at UNE in total, 4,275 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,425 are full-time. It takes the average UNE undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

96% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,248 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
1,735 Yearly Degrees
$9,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Maine is 8,429, of which 6,675 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,062 are full-time. It takes the average University of Southern Maine undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. 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 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#4

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
957 Yearly Degrees
$18,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,744 students at Husson in total, 2,872 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,404 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Husson is 4.5 years.

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

84% of Husson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,580 a year. Husson has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#5

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
808 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,347 full-time undergraduates at SMCC, and 6,384 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at SMCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
664 Yearly Degrees
$56,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bowdoin College is 1,835, which includes 1,834 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bowdoin, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#7

Colby College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
608 Yearly Degrees
$57,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,003 students at Colby in total, 2,003 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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

Roughly 15% of students at Colby take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,079 a year.

Students who graduate from Colby with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
599 Yearly Degrees
$36,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is 1,987, of which 1,317 students are undergraduates and of those, 880 are full-time. For undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. 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 typical student loan amount is $11,832 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Public Public vs. Private
582 Yearly Degrees
$8,168 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,414 full-time undergraduates at UMA, and 4,361 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMA is 4.8 years.

Roughly 56% of students at UMA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,420 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% 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.

#10

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
565 Yearly Degrees
$55,683 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,820 full-time undergraduates at Bates, and 1,820 students altogether. It takes the average Bates undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

The acceptance rate at Bates is 22%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

22% of Bates students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
481 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,198 full-time undergraduates at Central Maine Technical College, and 3,218 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

47% of Central Maine Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,076 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Maine Technical College is $27,900.

#12

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
439 Yearly Degrees
$9,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,674 undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, of which 1,505 are full-time, and there are 1,930 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMaine Farmington is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,238 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
396 Yearly Degrees
$3,817 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 564 full-time undergraduates at Kennebec Valley Community College, and 2,406 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kennebec Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$3,818 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,457 students at Eastern Maine Community College in total, 1,018 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

49% of Eastern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Northeast Technical Institute

Scarborough, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees

There are 208 students at Northeast Technical Institute in total, 156 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

59% of Northeast Technical Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,860 a year. Northeast Technical Institute has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#16

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$27,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Thomas College is 1,949, of which 1,819 students are undergraduates and of those, 752 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Thomas College is 4.2 years.

Roughly 94% of students at Thomas College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,288 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Thomas College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$8,295 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 552 full-time undergraduates at UMFK, and 1,589 students altogether. It takes the average UMFK undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

53% of UMFK students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,284 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMFK is $31,700.

#18

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees
$13,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 992 undergraduates at Maine Maritime, of which 967 are full-time, and there are 1,006 students altogether. For undergraduates at Maine Maritime, the average graduation time 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 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maine Maritime with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $75,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook

Westbrook, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
213 Yearly Degrees

There are 231 students at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook in total, 184 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,450 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook is $20,900.

Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$3,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 382 full-time undergraduates at York County Community College, and 1,630 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,634 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from York County Community College is $24,400.

#21

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees
$3,741 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 384 full-time undergraduates at Northern Maine Community College, and 829 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

44% of Northern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,114 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Unity College

Unity, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$30,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 931 students at Unity in total, 787 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 666 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

Roughly 87% of students at Unity take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,048 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% 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.

#23

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$8,330 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 616 full-time undergraduates at UMPI, and 1,445 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMPI, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

73% of UMPI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,880 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMPI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Maine College of Art

Portland, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$36,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maine College of Art is 497, of which 432 students are undergraduates and of those, 418 are full-time. For undergraduates at Maine College of Art, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

84% of Maine College of Art students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,165 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Maine College of Art is $22,700.

Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 204 full-time undergraduates at Washington County Community College, and 403 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

39% of Washington County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,784 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Washington County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Maine Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Beal College 119
27 University of Maine at Machias 109
28 Capilo School of Hair Design 108
29 Empire Beauty School-Maine 89
30 College of the Atlantic 86
31 Maine College of Health Professions 72
32 The Landing School 53
33 Harris School of Business - Sanford Campus 47
34 Birthwise Midwifery School 13
35 Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts 11
36 Maine Media College 7

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