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36 Colleges
15,311 Yearly Graduations
$75,193 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,353 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 15,311 students received a degree from a college in Maine, making it rank #44 in terms of graduations. Maine colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $18,798 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
2,223 Yearly Degrees
$11,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine is 11,561, of which 9,430 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,060 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, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,114 a year. UMaine has a 5.7% 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 $33,800.

#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 4,275 undergraduates at UNE, of which 2,425 are full-time, and there are 7,483 students altogether. It takes the average UNE undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 96% of students at UNE take out loans to pay for college. 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.

Students who graduate from UNE with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
1,735 Yearly Degrees
$9,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Maine is 8,429, of which 6,675 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,062 are full-time. 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. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at University of Southern Maine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,833 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#4

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
957 Yearly Degrees
$18,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,872 undergraduates at Husson, of which 2,404 are full-time, and there are 3,744 students altogether. It takes the average Husson undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Husson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,580 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#5

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
808 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,384 students at SMCC in total, 2,347 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

43% of SMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from SMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
664 Yearly Degrees
$56,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,835 students at Bowdoin in total, 1,834 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Bowdoin undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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.

18% of Bowdoin students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,044 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 $44,600 during the early-career years.

#7

Colby College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
608 Yearly Degrees
$57,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,003 students at Colby in total, 2,003 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Colby, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Only 16% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

15% of Colby students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,079 a year.

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
$36,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is 1,987, of which 1,317 students are undergraduates and of those, 880 are full-time. It takes the average Saint Joseph’s Maine undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 36% 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.

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
$8,168 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,414 full-time undergraduates at UMA, and 4,361 students altogether. It takes the average UMA undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 56% of students at UMA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$55,683 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,820 students at Bates in total, 1,820 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Bates. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

Only 22% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

22% of Bates students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. Bates has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

Public Public vs. Private
481 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Maine Community College is 3,218, which includes 1,198 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Maine Technical College is $27,900.

#12

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
439 Yearly Degrees
$9,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,930 students at UMaine Farmington in total, 1,674 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,505 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Roughly 76% of students at UMaine Farmington take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,238 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% 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 $27,200.

Public Public vs. Private
396 Yearly Degrees
$3,817 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 2,406, which includes 564 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Kennebec Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

Public Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$3,818 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,457 students at Eastern Maine Community College in total, 1,018 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

There are 156 full-time undergraduates at Northeast Technical Institute, and 208 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 59% of students at Northeast Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,860 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#16

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$27,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,819 undergraduates at Thomas College, of which 752 are full-time, and there are 1,949 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Thomas College is 4.2 years.

Roughly 94% of students at Thomas College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

#17

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$8,295 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,589 students at UMFK in total, 552 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMFK, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

53% of UMFK students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#18

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees
$13,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,006 students at Maine Maritime in total, 992 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 967 are full-time. It takes the average Maine Maritime undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 85% of accepted students are men, and 15% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Maine Maritime take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Maine Maritime is $75,200.

#19

Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook

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

There are 231 students at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook in total, 184 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 typical student loan amount is $5,450 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook is $20,900.

Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$3,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,630 students at York County Community College in total, 382 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

18% of York County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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
$3,741 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 384 full-time undergraduates at Northern Maine Community College, and 829 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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.

#22

Unity College

Unity, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$30,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Unity College is 931, of which 787 students are undergraduates and of those, 666 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students 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. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

#23

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$8,330 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 616 full-time undergraduates at UMPI, and 1,445 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMPI, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at UMPI take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$36,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maine College of Art is 497, of which 432 students are undergraduates and of those, 418 are full-time. For undergraduates at Maine College of Art, the average graduation time 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.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,165 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maine College of Art with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 204 full-time undergraduates at Washington County Community College, and 403 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

39% of Washington County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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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