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# Maine Colleges

Maine ranked #44 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 13,790 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Maine is $20,339 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $24,360 a year.

About 48% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,171 per year.

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There are 9,465 undergraduates at UMaine, of which 7,847 are full-time, and there are 11,741 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMaine, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,903 a year. UMaine has a 1.7% 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 is $41,321.

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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at University of Southern Maine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,262 a year. University of Southern Maine has a 1.4% 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 $41,482 during the early-career years.

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 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

85% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,651 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,246 during the early-career years.

There are 3,473 students at Husson in total, 2,679 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,264 are full-time. For undergraduates at Husson, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,450 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 $36,926 during the early-career years.

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.

Roughly 22% of students at SMCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,399 a year. SMCC has a 2.9% 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 SMCC is $34,702.

The total student population at Colby College is 2,155, which includes 2,155 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Only 9% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,528 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $52,148 during the early-career years.

There are 1,777 students at Bowdoin in total, 1,776 are full-time undergraduates. Bowdoin has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

This a very selective school with only 9% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

11% of Bowdoin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,961 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bowdoin is $58,650.

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.

Only 17% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,173 a year.

Students who graduate from Bates with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,724 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,967 students at Saint Joseph’s Maine in total, 1,329 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 853 are full-time. For undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

85% of Saint Joseph’s Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,039 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Joseph’s Maine is $54,603.

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 39% of students at UMA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,675 a year. UMA has a 3.0% 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 UMA is $33,268.

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

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at UMaine Farmington take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,668 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine Farmington is $34,296.

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 15 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,795 a year. Central Maine Technical College has a 3.0% 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 Central Maine Technical College is $31,137.

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

Roughly 22% of students at Eastern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,217 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Eastern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,456 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,297 students at Kennebec Valley Community College in total, 515 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Kennebec Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,945 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Kennebec Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,967 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,705 students at Thomas College in total, 1,601 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 756 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

85% of Thomas College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,032 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,588 during the early-career years.

There are 1,624 students at UMFK in total, 526 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UMFK undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 39% of students at UMFK take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,654 a year. UMFK has a 3.2% 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 UMFK is $44,092.

The total student population at University of Maine at Presque Isle is 1,467, which includes 713 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMPI, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

54% of UMPI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,320 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMPI is $30,170.

There are 1,193 undergraduates at Unity, of which 1,193 are full-time, and there are 1,429 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,695 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% 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 $30,590 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 928 undergraduates at Maine Maritime, of which 901 are full-time, and there are 941 students altogether. It takes the average Maine Maritime undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 78% are men and 22% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,778 a year. Maine Maritime 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 Maine Maritime is $85,480.

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 14 to 1.

16% of York County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,222 a year. York County Community College 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 York County Community College is $30,209.

There are 493 full-time undergraduates at Beal College, and 493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,512 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Beal College is $28,704.

The total student population at Maine College of Art is 435, of which 380 students are undergraduates and of those, 368 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Maine College of Art is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

84% of Maine College of Art students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,949 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Maine College of Art is $25,142.

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 9 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Northern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,235 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 $36,902 during the early-career years.

The total student population at College of the Atlantic is 370, of which 366 students are undergraduates and of those, 350 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 23% of accepted students are men, and 77% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at College of the Atlantic take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,344 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,575 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Maine College of Health Professions is 216, which includes 69 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 18% of accepted students are men, and 82% are women.

Roughly 38% of students at MCHP take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,443 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCHP is $56,293.

## 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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