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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 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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
2,223 Yearly Degrees
$8,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#2

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,870 Yearly Degrees
$23,498 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#3

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
1,735 Yearly Degrees
$7,578 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#4

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
957 Yearly Degrees
$15,990 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#5

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
808 Yearly Degrees

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.

#6

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
664 Yearly Degrees

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.

#7

Colby College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
608 Yearly Degrees

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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
599 Yearly Degrees
$9,470 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

Public Public vs. Private
582 Yearly Degrees

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.

#10

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
565 Yearly Degrees

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.

Public Public vs. Private
481 Yearly Degrees

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.

#12

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
439 Yearly Degrees

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.

Public Public vs. Private
396 Yearly Degrees

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.

Public Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees

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.

#15

Northeast Technical Institute

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

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%!

#16

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$26,740 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#17

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees

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.

#18

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees
$7,200 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#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 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.

Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees

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.

#21

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees

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.

#22

Unity College

Unity, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$26,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#23

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees

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.

#24

Maine College of Art

Portland, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$35,694 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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 „ Meca „ 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 „ Meca „ 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 „ Meca „ Portland School of Art is $22,700.

Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees

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
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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