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20 Schools in Maine Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Central Maine Community College

    Auburn, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,570
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    4,225
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Lewiston, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,520
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    268
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Eastern Maine Community College

    Bangor, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,267
    Years Accredited
    27 (1987)
    Student Population
    3,318
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Husson University

    Bangor, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,540
    Years Accredited
    40 (1974)
    Student Population
    3,569
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts

    Portland, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    3 (2010)
    Student Population
    49
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Kaplan University-Augusta Campus

    Augusta, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,755
    Years Accredited
    1 (2013)
    Student Population
    0
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Kaplan University-Maine Campus

    S Portland, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,755
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    1,363
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Kennebec Valley Community College

    Fairfield, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,186
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    3,737
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Saint Joseph's College of Maine

    Standish, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $30,030
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    3,945
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Southern Maine Community College

    South Portland, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,470
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    10,697
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    University of Maine

    Orono, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,594
    Years Accredited
    85 (1929)
    Student Population
    12,910
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    University of Maine at Augusta

    Augusta, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,448
    Years Accredited
    150 (1864)
    Student Population
    6,656
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    University of Maine at Farmington

    Farmington, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,367
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    2,629
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    University of Maine at Fort Kent

    Fort Kent, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,575
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,769
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    University of Maine at Machias

    Machias, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,480
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,367
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  17. School Name

    University of Maine at Presque Isle

    Presque Isle, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,300
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    2,068
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    University of New England

    Biddeford, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,870
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    8,085
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,776
    Years Accredited
    135 (1878)
    Student Population
    12,050
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Washington County Community College

    Calais, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,503
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    664
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    York County Community College

    Wells, ME
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,360
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    2,443
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

With a modest 4.6% raise in tuition rates for the 2011-2012 school year, Maine students saw the 10th lowest tuition rate increase in the nation. The national average increase of 8.3% for the same period. Perhaps this is because Maine, unlike nearly every other state, did not have a net cut in state higher education funding rates over the last five years. While their levels of increase have been small (with a total of only a 2.9% increase over five years), Maine colleges have not had to rely upon tuition increase alone to fund their operations.

College Enrollment

Running ahead of national levels, enrollment was up 3.7% in Maine for 2010, the latest year in a recent study. Nationally, that figure was only 2.2%. This current figure is ahead of the ten year average for Maine, which was 2.66%. These strong enrollment numbers are perhaps due to the lower tuition increase rates in Maine, compared to the rest of the nation.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Finance Authority of Maine (FAME): FAME offers NextGen, a 529 plan. With two versions of the plan: one direct purchase and the other advisor sold. These plans have lots of bells and whistles. Applicants to a plan can apply for a $500 Alfond grant or a $200 initial matching grant, with funds applied directly to accounts.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Maine Education Services: The MES provides support to students and families as they investigate higher education financing opportunities, including locating scholarship sources. The Foundation's site also urges students to explore career interests using the CRAVE Career Exploration System.
    • Maine Compact for Higher Education (MCHE): This organization was created to address the needs of adult students in gaining college degrees. Maine has a very low rate of college education among adult citizens, and the state feels they are losing out on jobs and investment for that reason.
    • Maine Community Foundation: The MCF aggregates a variety of traditional financial aid and award opportunities, as well as "aspirational, non-traditional and camp" scholarships available to students in the state.
  4. Higher Education News

    • UMaine News: UMaine News offers statewide education news, events coverage and the UMaine Today Magazine.

Higher Education in Maine

Maine Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 58% Maine
      Graduation Rate
    • 1391 SAT Maine
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Maine

  • ME US
    Public 2-Year
  • ME US
    Public 4-Year
  • ME US
    Private 4-year

Maine Institutions

  • ME US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • ME US
    Public
    Institutions
  • ME US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • ME US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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