Top 2020 Colleges in Maine

Maine's 38 Colleges and Universities

Colleges in Maine are mainly around the Gulf of Maine. Like most other states, schools range from four year public institutions to two year vocational schools. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Pine Tree state:

  • Maine is home to 22 four year higher education institutions. Most of them are private not-for-profit universities.
  • There are 16 two year or less colleges. 7 of which are public community colleges.
  • Over the past 5 years, Maine colleges have seen a 1.8% drop in students. In 2017, 71,811 students enrolled in college.
  • In total, 13,453 degrees were awarded for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Thus, 57% of those awards were bachelor's degrees.

Salary Breakdown

College Scorecard tells us alums from Maine Maritime Academy earn the highest average salary. 10 years after starting school, the average alum from Maine Maritme Academy earns $92,700. Meanwhile, the 2017 mean annual wage in Maine is $46,810. You do the math!

Maine's Tuition Program

Maine offers some in state tuition programs to cover school expenses. For example, New England Regional Student Program (RSP) allows permanent New England residents to attend out of state colleges at a discount. Residents must be enrolled in an approved degree program (associate, bachelor's and graduate).

Also, the average tuition savings through RSP is $8,200. Several other participating nearby states are Vermont and New Hampshire

Top Maine Colleges

Top Maine colleges ranked by total student population.

#1
11,404
Total Number of Students
$11,170/$30,970
Tuition & Fees
92%
Acceptance Rate
#2
8,140
Total Number of Students
$8,918/$21,294
Tuition & Fees
83%
Acceptance Rate
#3
8,010
Total Number of Students
$37,620
Tuition & Fees
81%
Acceptance Rate
#4
5,842
Total Number of Students
$3,370
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#1
4,218
Total Number of Students
$7,988/$17,918
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate

All Colleges in Maine

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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