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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

In terms of yearly graduations, Maine is ranked #44 in the country with 15,311 degrees handed out in 2019. Maine colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $18,583 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $22,372 per 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

The total student population at University of Maine is 11,741, of which 9,465 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,847 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMaine is 4.4 years.

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

Roughly 63% of students at UMaine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,790 a year. UMaine has a 4.8% 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 $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

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 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Roughly 96% of students at UNE take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,996 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average 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

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. For undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at University of Southern Maine take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

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
$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.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Husson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

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.

39% of SMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 1,776 full-time undergraduates at Bowdoin, and 1,777 students altogether. Bowdoin has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The acceptance rate at Bowdoin is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,571 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 Bowdoin is $44,600.

#7

Colby College

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

The total student population at Colby College is 2,155, which includes 2,155 full-time undergraduates. Colby has a freshman retention rate of 91%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Roughly 12% of students at Colby take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,718 a year. Colby has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
$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. It takes the average Saint Joseph’s Maine undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,486 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Saint Joseph’s Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

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. It takes the average UMA undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 45% of students at UMA take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from UMA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Bates College

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

The total student population at Bates College is 1,876, which includes 1,876 full-time undergraduates. Bates has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Roughly 16% of students at Bates take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 3,115 students at Central Maine Technical College in total, 940 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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 1,862 students at UMaine Farmington in total, 1,582 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,414 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMaine Farmington is 4.2 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,729 a year. UMaine Farmington has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
$3,882 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 2,297, which includes 515 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

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
$3,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,042 students at Eastern Maine Community College in total, 764 are 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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 159 full-time undergraduates at Northeast Technical Institute, and 199 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,340 a year. Northeast Technical Institute has a 7.7% 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
$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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

95% of Thomas College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,642 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$8,475 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 526 full-time undergraduates at UMFK, and 1,624 students altogether. 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. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar 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

The total student population at Maine Maritime Academy is 941, of which 928 students are undergraduates and of those, 901 are full-time. For undergraduates at Maine Maritime, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 52% of students who apply get accepted. Around 75% of accepted students are men, and 25% are women.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,383 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.

#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.

71% of Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,487 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

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

There are 1,575 students at York County Community College in total, 349 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at York County Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#21

Northern Maine Community College

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

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 11 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at Northern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$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. It takes the average Unity undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 76% of students at Unity take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,052 a year. Unity has a 6.8% 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 Unity is $26,100.

#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 713 full-time undergraduates at UMPI, and 1,467 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 66% of students at UMPI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$38,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 435 students at Maine College of Art in total, 380 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 368 are full-time. For undergraduates at Maine College of Art, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

72% of Maine College of Art students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,844 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar 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

The total student population at Washington County Community College is 354, which includes 160 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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
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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