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# Maine Colleges

Maine ranked #44 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 15,311 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Maine is $18,583 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $22,372 a year.

An estimated 55% of college students in Maine take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,261 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. For undergraduates at UMaine, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Roughly 63% of students at UMaine take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,800 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of New England is 7,208, of which 4,065 students 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.

96% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,996 a year. UNE has a 2.5% 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 $36,400.

There are 6,098 undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, of which 3,773 are full-time, and there are 8,022 students altogether. It takes the average University of Southern Maine undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Southern Maine is $33,000.

The total student population at Husson University is 3,473, of which 2,679 students 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%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

85% of Husson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,768 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The total student population at Southern Maine Community College is 5,789, which includes 1,993 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at SMCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,418 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to 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.

The total student population at Bowdoin College is 1,777, which includes 1,776 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 9% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

15% of Bowdoin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,571 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 2,155 full-time undergraduates at Colby, and 2,155 students altogether. For undergraduates at Colby, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,718 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colby is $42,700.

The total student population at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is 1,967, of which 1,329 students are undergraduates and of those, 853 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students 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 4.8% 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 Saint Joseph’s Maine is $39,900.

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

45% of UMA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,508 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMA is $23,900.

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

Only 14% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 16% of students at Bates take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,795 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.8% 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.

There are 940 full-time undergraduates at Central Maine Technical College, and 3,115 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,814 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Central Maine Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,582 undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, of which 1,414 are full-time, and there are 1,862 students altogether. It takes the average UMaine Farmington undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students 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. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,200 during the early-career years.

There are 515 full-time undergraduates at Kennebec Valley Community College, and 2,297 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,803 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% 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.

The total student population at Eastern Maine Community College is 2,042, which includes 764 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

39% of Eastern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,775 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%.

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 Northeast Technical Institute is 199, which includes 159 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

43% of Northeast Technical Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,340 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

There are 1,705 students at Thomas College in total, 1,601 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 756 are full-time. For undergraduates at Thomas College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,642 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at University of Maine at Fort Kent is 1,624, which includes 526 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

Roughly 59% of students at UMFK take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,101 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 928 undergraduates at Maine Maritime, of which 901 are full-time, and there are 941 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Around 75% of accepted students are men, and 25% are women.

93% of Maine Maritime students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,383 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook is 226, which includes 136 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 71% of students at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,487 a year. Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 349 full-time undergraduates at York County Community College, and 1,575 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $3,818 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% 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.

There are 775 students at Northern Maine Community College in total, 347 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,108 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,429 students at Unity in total, 1,193 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,193 are full-time. For undergraduates at Unity, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,052 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Unity with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,467 students at UMPI in total, 713 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMPI, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

66% of UMPI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,338 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% 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.

There are 380 undergraduates at Maine College of Art, of which 368 are full-time, and there are 435 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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

Roughly 72% of students at Maine College of Art take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,844 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

There are 354 students at Washington County Community College in total, 160 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Washington County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,207 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 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 |
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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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