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27 Colleges
2,767 Yearly Graduations
$45,895 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,256 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Maine ranked #43 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 2,767 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Maine is $11,474 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $16,374 a year.

An estimated 60% of college students in Maine take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,814 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Northeast Technical Institute

Scarborough, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees

There are 156 full-time undergraduates at Northeast Technical Institute, and 208 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 59% of students at Northeast Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,860 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$3,817 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 564 full-time undergraduates at Kennebec Valley Community College, and 2,406 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kennebec Valley Community College is $26,900.

#3

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
214 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Maine Community College is 6,384, which includes 2,347 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook

Westbrook, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
213 Yearly Degrees

There are 231 students at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook in total, 184 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 71% of students at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,450 a year. Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
195 Yearly Degrees
$3,818 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,457 students at Eastern Maine Community College in total, 1,018 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 49% of students at Eastern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Maine Community College is $28,600.

Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$8,168 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Augusta is 4,361, which includes 1,414 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at UMA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,420 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees
$38,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of New England is 7,483, of which 4,275 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,425 are full-time. It takes the average UNE undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

96% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,248 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNE is $36,400.

Public Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,218 students at Central Maine Technical College in total, 1,198 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

47% of Central Maine Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,076 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$36,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,317 undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, of which 880 are full-time, and there are 1,987 students altogether. It takes the average Saint Joseph’s Maine undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,832 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,900 during the early-career years.

#10

Capilo School of Hair Design

Augusta, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees

There are 144 full-time undergraduates at Capilo School of Hair Design, and 144 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

49% of Capilo School of Hair Design students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,031 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#11

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$11,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,561 students at UMaine in total, 9,430 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,060 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at UMaine take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,114 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine is $33,800.

#12

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$9,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Maine is 8,429, of which 6,675 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,062 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Southern Maine is 4.7 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at University of Southern Maine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,833 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 204 full-time undergraduates at Washington County Community College, and 403 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at Washington County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,784 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Washington County Community College is $22,600.

#14

Beal College

Bangor, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Beal College is 390, which includes 390 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at Beal College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,046 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

#15

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$3,741 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 384 full-time undergraduates at Northern Maine Community College, and 829 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at Northern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,114 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Empire Beauty School-Maine

Portland, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees

There are 132 students at Empire Beauty School-Maine in total, 105 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 93% of students at Empire Beauty School-Maine take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,656 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Empire Beauty School-Maine is $15,700.

#17

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$13,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maine Maritime Academy is 1,006, of which 992 students are undergraduates and of those, 967 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Maine Maritime is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 85% of accepted students are men, and 15% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Maine Maritime take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,964 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Maine Maritime with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $75,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$3,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at York County Community College is 1,630, which includes 382 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at York County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,634 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% 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 $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$18,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Husson University is 3,744, of which 2,872 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,404 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Husson take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,580 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
47 Yearly Degrees

There are 71 students at Harris School of Business - Sanford Campus in total, 71 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 38 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Harris School of Business - Sanford Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,548 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,200 during the early-career years.

#21

The Landing School

Arundel, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees
$24,975 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 54 students at The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design in total, 54 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

31% of The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,500 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design is $38,100.

#22

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$9,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Farmington is 1,930, of which 1,674 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,505 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at UMaine Farmington take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,238 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,200 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$13,855 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maine College of Health Professions is 183, which includes 55 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 11% of accepted students are men, and 89% are women.

67% of MCHP students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,505 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MCHP with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$8,330 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 616 full-time undergraduates at UMPI, and 1,445 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMPI, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

73% of UMPI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,880 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
4 Yearly Degrees
$8,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 325 full-time undergraduates at University of Maine-Machias, and 659 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Maine-Machias, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

41% of University of Maine-Machias students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,166 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of Maine-Machias with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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