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22 Colleges
1,271 Yearly Graduations
$66,822 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,817 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Maine is ranked #45 in the country with 1,271 degrees handed out in 2019. Maine colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,706 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $20,745 per year.

An estimated 58% of college students in Maine take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,954 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
280 Yearly Degrees
$38,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,449 undergraduates at UNE, of which 2,367 are full-time, and there are 8,010 students altogether. 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.

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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Maine

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

There are 11,404 students at UMaine in total, 9,365 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,158 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMaine, the average graduation time 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 average amount of student loans is $9,114 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine is $33,800.

#3

University of Southern Maine

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

The total student population at University of Southern Maine is 8,140, of which 6,390 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,022 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

60% of University of Southern Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

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

There are 1,736 undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, of which 1,564 are full-time, and there are 2,040 students altogether. 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%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,238 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine Farmington is $27,200.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$36,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,440 undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, of which 972 are full-time, and there are 2,106 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at Saint Joseph’s Maine take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,832 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Joseph’s Maine is $39,900.

#6

Southern Maine Community College

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

The total student population at Southern Maine Community College is 5,852, which includes 2,250 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,300 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Central Maine Community College is 3,068, which includes 1,158 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Central Maine Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#7

Bowdoin College

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

The total student population at Bowdoin College is 1,828, which includes 1,825 full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Bowdoin undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

This a very selective school with only 14% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

18% of Bowdoin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,044 a year. Bowdoin has a 2.5% 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.

#9

Husson University

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

The total student population at Husson University is 3,761, of which 2,910 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,394 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

#10

Thomas College

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

There are 1,767 students at Thomas College in total, 1,645 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 782 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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.

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

The total student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 2,473, which includes 573 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 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
18 Yearly Degrees
$3,818 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,396 students at Eastern Maine Community College in total, 1,003 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

49% of Eastern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#13

Colby College

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

There are 2,000 full-time undergraduates at Colby, and 2,000 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 15% of students at Colby take out loans to pay for college. 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.

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

The total student population at York County Community College is 1,632, which includes 421 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

#15

Maine College of Art

Portland, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
9 Yearly Degrees
$36,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maine College of Art is 462, of which 395 students are undergraduates and of those, 377 are full-time. It takes the average Maine College of Art undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 23% are men and 77% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Maine College of Art take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,165 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close 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.

#15

University of Maine at Presque Isle

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

The total student population at University of Maine at Presque Isle is 1,553, which includes 672 full-time undergraduates. 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.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#17

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$3,741 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 811 students at Northern Maine Community College in total, 404 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 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.

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

The total student population at Washington County Community College is 380, which includes 213 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
6 Yearly Degrees
$8,168 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Augusta is 4,128, which includes 1,406 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.

Public Public vs. Private
6 Yearly Degrees
$8,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Machias is 675, which includes 345 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Maine-Machias is 4.5 years.

41% of University of Maine-Machias students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,166 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 University of Maine-Machias is $23,200.

#21

University of Maine at Fort Kent

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

There are 1,791 students at UMFK in total, 581 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,284 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMFK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Unity College

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

There are 735 undergraduates at Unity, of which 715 are full-time, and there are 814 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 87% of students at Unity take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,048 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

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