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# Maine Teaching Colleges

Maine ranked #44 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2021. Around 1,282 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $17,517 per year to get their degree at a college in Maine, while out of state students will pay an average of $21,847 per year.

An estimated 53% of college students in Maine take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,159 per year.

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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. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

63% of UMaine students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,035 during the early-career years.

There are 8,022 students at University of Southern Maine in total, 6,098 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,773 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Southern Maine is 4.6 years.

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

61% of University of Southern Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,747 a year. University of Southern Maine has a 4.2% 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 $37,949 during the early-career years.

There are 4,065 undergraduates at UNE, of which 2,292 are full-time, and there are 7,208 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,996 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,713 during the early-career years.

There are 1,862 students at UMaine Farmington in total, 1,582 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,414 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 76% of students at UMaine Farmington take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,729 a year. UMaine Farmington has a 6.7% 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 $32,102 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,967 students at Saint Joseph’s Maine in total, 1,329 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 853 are full-time. For undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

90% of Saint Joseph’s Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,486 a year. Saint Joseph’s Maine has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Joseph’s Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,687 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,993 full-time undergraduates at SMCC, and 5,789 students altogether. 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. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,354 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,297 students at Kennebec Valley Community College in total, 515 are 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kennebec Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,439 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Thomas College is 1,705, of which 1,601 students are undergraduates and of those, 756 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Thomas College is 4.2 years.

Roughly 95% of students at Thomas College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,642 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Thomas College is $30,775.

The total student population at Colby College is 2,155, which includes 2,155 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Colby is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

12% of Colby students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,718 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colby is $47,810.

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 typical student loan amount is $4,775 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Maine Community College is $29,346.

There are 3,473 students at Husson in total, 2,679 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,264 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Husson is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 38% of accepted students 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. Husson has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Husson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,215 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 940 full-time undergraduates at Central Maine Technical College, and 3,115 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

42% of Central Maine Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,814 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Maine Technical College is $31,121.

There are 1,467 students at UMPI in total, 713 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMPI is 4.4 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,338 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,274 during the early-career years.

There are 1,776 full-time undergraduates at Bowdoin, and 1,777 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Bowdoin. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

This a very selective school with only 9% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 15% of students at Bowdoin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,571 a year. Bowdoin has a 0.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bowdoin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,153 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 380 undergraduates at Maine College of Art, of which 368 are full-time, and there are 435 students altogether. 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 70%. Around 21% of accepted students are men, and 79% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Maine College of Art take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,844 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,001 during the early-career years.

The total student population at York County Community College is 1,575, which includes 349 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

20% of York County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,818 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% 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 $30,670 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 775 students at Northern Maine Community College in total, 347 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

32% of Northern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,108 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,758 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 160 full-time undergraduates at Washington County Community College, and 354 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Washington County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,207 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Washington County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,495 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 526 full-time undergraduates at UMFK, and 1,624 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMFK is 4.5 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

59% of UMFK students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,101 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMFK is $41,539.

There are 4,202 students at UMA in total, 4,165 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,469 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMA, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Roughly 45% of students at UMA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,508 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,183 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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