# Maine Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, Maine is ranked #44 in the country with 15,311 degrees handed out in 2019. 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.

An estimated 59% of college students in Maine take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,088 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in Maine

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The total student population at University of Maine is 11,240, of which 8,204 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UMaine undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

66% of UMaine students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,114 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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. For undergraduates at UNE, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,248 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at University of Southern Maine is 7,794, of which 3,901 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Southern Maine undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,833 a year. University of Southern Maine has a 6.1% 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 University of Southern Maine is $33,000.

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.

84% of Husson students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,580 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

Roughly 43% of students at SMCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SMCC is $27,300.

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%.

The acceptance rate at Bowdoin is 14%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,044 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 1,917 full-time undergraduates at Colby, and 1,917 students altogether. It takes the average Colby undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The acceptance rate at Colby is 16%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,079 a year.

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

There are 2,291 students at Saint Joseph’s Maine in total, 960 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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 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.

There are 4,014 students at UMA in total, 1,317 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

56% of UMA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

There are 1,787 students at Bates in total, 1,787 of which are full-time undergraduates. Bates has a freshman retention rate of 95%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,046 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% 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 $43,100 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.

47% of Central Maine Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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 1,673 full-time undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, and 2,080 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,238 a year. UMaine Farmington has a 4.7% 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 UMaine Farmington is $27,200.

There are 565 full-time undergraduates at Kennebec Valley Community College, and 2,554 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

41% of Kennebec Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

There are 2,567 students at Eastern Maine Community College in total, 1,145 of which 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%.

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.

The total student population at Northeast Technical Institute is 351, of which 191 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,860 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The total student population at Thomas College is 1,802, of which 774 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Thomas College is 4.2 years.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Thomas College is $30,600.

The total student population at University of Maine at Fort Kent is 1,760, of which 582 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMFK, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 989 full-time undergraduates at Maine Maritime, and 1,037 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.

83% of Maine Maritime students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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 183, of which 133 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

71% of Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,450 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,900 during the early-career years.

There are 1,708 students at York County Community College in total, 399 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 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 $24,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Northern Maine Community College is 841, of which 421 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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

There are 733 students at Unity in total, 694 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Unity, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Roughly 87% of students at Unity take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,048 a year. Unity has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

The total student population at University of Maine at Presque Isle is 1,414, of which 716 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMPI is 4.6 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students 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%.

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 Maine College of Art is 517, of which 430 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MECA â€ž Meca â€ž Portland School of Art is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 23% are men and 77% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at MECA â€ž Meca â€ž Portland School of Art take out loans to pay for college. 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 MECA â€ž Meca â€ž Portland School of Art is $22,700.

There are 207 full-time undergraduates at Washington County Community College, and 372 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Washington County Community College is $22,600.

## 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 | Seacoast Career Schools-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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