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31 Colleges
14,230 Yearly Graduations
$71,780 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,442 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 14,230 students received a degree from a college in Maine, making it rank #45 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Maine is $17,945 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $21,414 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,111 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
2,420 Yearly Degrees
$7,902 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine is 11,240, of which 8,204 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMaine is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,114 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
1,795 Yearly Degrees
$19,852 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,281 students at UNE in total, 2,361 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

96% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,248 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
1,696 Yearly Degrees
$7,326 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,901 full-time undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, and 7,794 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Southern Maine is 4.7 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
892 Yearly Degrees
$15,450 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.

Roughly 84% of students at Husson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,580 a year. Husson has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#5

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
785 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.

43% of SMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than 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
670 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%.

Only 14% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 18% of students at Bowdoin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,044 a year. Bowdoin has a 1.7% 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 $44,600 during the early-career years.

#7

Colby College

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

The total student population at Colby College is 1,917, of which 1,917 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Colby, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 16% of students getting accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

15% of Colby students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,079 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
601 Yearly Degrees
$8,982 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is 2,291, of which 960 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Saint Joseph’s Maine undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans is $11,832 a year. Saint Joseph’s Maine has a 2.9% 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 $39,900 during the early-career years.

#9

Bates College

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

There are 1,787 students at Bates in total, 1,787 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bates, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

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

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. Bates has a 2.9% 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
537 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at University of Maine at Augusta is 4,014, of which 1,317 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMA, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,420 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% 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.

#11

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
443 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,673 full-time undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, and 2,080 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. 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 typical student loan amount is $6,238 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average 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
438 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.

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 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
377 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Eastern Maine Community College is 2,567, of which 1,145 students 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
297 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 2,554, of which 565 students are 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 15.4% 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.

#15

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$20,520 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,037 students at Maine Maritime in total, 989 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Maine Maritime 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.

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 2.4% 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 $75,200 during the early-career years.

#16

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
231 Yearly Degrees
$25,960 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,802 students at Thomas College in total, 774 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Thomas College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,288 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average 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
217 Yearly Degrees

There are 582 full-time undergraduates at UMFK, and 1,760 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 53% of students at UMFK take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,284 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees

There are 399 full-time undergraduates at York County Community College, and 1,708 students altogether. 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 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from York County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
150 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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 13.8% 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.

#20

Unity College

Unity, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
147 Yearly Degrees
$26,520 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Unity College is 733, of which 694 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Unity is 4.1 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,048 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Unity is $26,100.

#21

Maine College of Art

Portland, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
141 Yearly Degrees
$34,320 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 430 full-time undergraduates at MECA „ Meca „ Portland School of Art, and 517 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. 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 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#22

Northern Maine Community College

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

There are 841 students at Northern Maine Community College in total, 421 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,114 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.5% 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.

#23

Kaplan University - Maine Campus

S Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees
$10,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 627 students at Kaplan University - Maine Campus in total, 70 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kaplan University - Maine Campus is $24,600.

#24

Beal College

Bangor, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees

There are 182 full-time undergraduates at Beal College, and 248 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

74% of Beal College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,046 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$10,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 469 students at Kaplan University - Augusta Campus in total, 150 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,253 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kaplan University - Augusta Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Maine Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 College of the Atlantic 80
27 University of Maine at Machias 79
28 Maine College of Health Professions 75
29 Washington County Community College 47
30 The Landing School 8
31 Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts 4

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