Best colleges in Maine

A Coastal Maine-Stay

Go fishing for a career where opportunities abound

Would you take mountains and a coastline view with a side of freshly caught lobster? Butted-up against Canada and bordered on two sides by the Atlantic, Maine is a state full of epic scenery‚Ķand epic education. The majority of Maine's residents live in the greater Portland area, home to 4 college and university campuses. Other campuses across the state - in populous Bangor, Lewiston, Auburn, Orono, Castine, and more—offer leading programs in engineering, business, life and environmental sciences, information and library sciences, and more. With an unemployment rate of 5.6%, lower than the national average, Maine is a state lush with job opportunities in agriculture, business, tourism, and environmental sciences.

The Pine Tree State is home to 83% forestland: Acadia National Park, Appalachian Mountains, and countless coastal cliffs, bays and inlets. Its unique positioning in the most northeastern tip of the United States makes it a national anchor for the transportation, shipbuilding industries, and commercial fishing - especially lobster and clams. So besides deciding on a major, a big question for you here in Maine will be "How do you take your lobster roll?" Wikipedia, "Maine" Bureau of Labor Statistics

*Wikipedia, “Maine” *Bureau of Labor Statistics

Best Four Year Universities in Maine

Colby College
Waterville, ME

Colby College offers 45 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 462 students graduated with students earning 462 Bachelor's degrees.

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College offers 44 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 472 students graduated with students earning 472 Bachelor's degrees.

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Bates College
Lewiston, ME

Bates College offers 38 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 469 students graduated with students earning 469 Bachelor's degrees.

Maine Maritime Academy offers 10 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 225 students graduated with students earning 207 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine offers 83 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 577 students graduated with students earning 311 Bachelor's degrees, 196 Master's degrees, 66 Certificates, and 4 Associate's degrees.

University of New England offers 72 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 1,848 students graduated with students earning 783 Master's degrees, 511 Bachelor's degrees, 475 Doctoral degrees, and 79 Certificates.

College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, ME

College of the Atlantic offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 86 students graduated with students earning 83 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

University of Maine offers 270 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 2,079 students graduated with students earning 1,596 Bachelor's degrees, 352 Master's degrees, 69 Doctoral degrees, and 62 Certificates.

University of Maine at Farmington offers 41 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 422 students graduated with students earning 355 Bachelor's degrees, 44 Certificates, and 23 Master's degrees.

Maine College of Art
Portland, ME

Maine College of Art offers 15 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 131 students graduated with students earning 73 Bachelor's degrees, 29 Certificates, and 29 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Maine

The Landing School
Arundel, ME

The Landing School offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 53 students graduated with students earning 41 Certificates, and 12 Associate's degrees.

Beal College
Bangor, ME

Beal College offers 13 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 116 students graduated with students earning 110 Associate's degrees, and 6 Certificates.

Maine College of Health Professions offers 8 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 72 students graduated with students earning 72 Associate's degrees.

Washington County Community College offers 30 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 123 students graduated with students earning 80 Certificates, and 43 Associate's degrees.

Northern Maine Community College offers 37 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 186 students graduated with students earning 142 Associate's degrees, and 44 Certificates.

Kennebec Valley Community College offers 57 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 395 students graduated with students earning 282 Associate's degrees, and 113 Certificates.

Central Maine Community College offers 45 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 469 students graduated with students earning 429 Associate's degrees, and 40 Certificates.

York County Community College offers 46 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 209 students graduated with students earning 193 Associate's degrees, and 16 Certificates.

Eastern Maine Community College offers 62 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 374 students graduated with students earning 303 Associate's degrees, and 71 Certificates.

Southern Maine Community College offers 67 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 791 students graduated with students earning 741 Associate's degrees, and 50 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Maine

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Colby College Logo Colby College Waterville, ME
5/5
9 : 1 2,003
Bowdoin College Logo Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME
5/5
8 : 1 1,835
Bates College Logo Bates College Lewiston, ME
5/5
11 : 1 1,820
Maine Maritime Academy Logo Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME
3/5
13 : 1 1,006
The Landing School Logo The Landing School Arundel, ME
5/5
8 : 1 54
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Logo Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish, ME
5/5
25 : 1 1,987
University of New England Logo University of New England Biddeford, ME
5/5
30 : 1 7,483
College of the Atlantic Logo College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME
5/5
14 : 1 360
University of Maine Logo University of Maine Orono, ME
3/5
21 : 1 11,561
University of Maine at Farmington Logo University of Maine at Farmington Farmington, ME
3/5
16 : 1 1,930
Maine College of Art Logo Maine College of Art Portland, ME
5/5
21 : 1 497
Husson University Logo Husson University Bangor, ME
4/5
28 : 1 3,744
University of Southern Maine Logo University of Southern Maine Portland, ME
3/5
29 : 1 8,429
Beal College Logo Beal College Bangor, ME   9 : 1 390
Unity College Logo Unity College Unity, ME
5/5
21 : 1 931
Thomas College Logo Thomas College Waterville, ME
5/5
56 : 1 1,949
Maine College of Health Professions Logo Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston, ME
3/5
18 : 1 183
Northeast Technical Institute Logo Northeast Technical Institute Scarborough, ME     208
Capilo School of Hair Design Logo Capilo School of Hair Design Augusta, ME     144
University of Maine at Presque Isle Logo University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle, ME
3/5
44 : 1 1,445

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