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36 Colleges
15,311 Yearly Graduations
$74,332 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,044 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
2,223 Yearly Degrees
$11,744 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#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

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.

#3

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
1,735 Yearly Degrees
$9,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#4

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
957 Yearly Degrees
$19,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#5

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
808 Yearly Degrees
$3,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#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 1,777, 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.

#7

Colby College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
608 Yearly Degrees
$59,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
599 Yearly Degrees
$38,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Public Public vs. Private
582 Yearly Degrees
$8,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#10

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
565 Yearly Degrees
$57,353 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Public Public vs. Private
481 Yearly Degrees
$3,844 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#12

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
439 Yearly Degrees
$9,572 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Public Public vs. Private
396 Yearly Degrees
$3,882 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Public Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$3,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#15

Northeast Technical Institute

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

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%!

#16

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$28,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#17

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$8,475 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#18

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees
$14,058 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#19

Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook

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

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.

Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$3,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#21

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees
$3,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#22

Unity College

Unity, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$12,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#23

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$8,585 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#24

Maine College of Art

Portland, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$38,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$3,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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
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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