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‚Ä¶and 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 StatisticsClick Here to See the Best Colleges in the US*Wikipedia, “Maine” *Bureau of Labor Statistics
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 2020, 1,643 students graduated with students earning 609 Master's degrees, 541 Bachelor's degrees, 435 Doctoral degrees, and 58 Certificates.
Husson University offers 102 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2020, 915 students graduated with students earning 535 Bachelor's degrees, 280 Master's degrees, 82 Doctoral degrees, 12 Associate's degrees, and 6 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Colby College Waterville, ME||9 : 1||2,155|
|Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME||8 : 1||1,777|
|Bates College Lewiston, ME||11 : 1||1,876|
|College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME||14 : 1||370|
|Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME||11 : 1||941|