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26 Colleges
2,632 Yearly Graduations
$48,826 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,252 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 2,632 students received a trade school degree from a college in Maine, making it rank #43 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $12,206 per year to get their degree at a college in Maine, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,041 per year.

About 60% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,063 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
304 Yearly Degrees
$3,865 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 515 full-time undergraduates at Kennebec Valley Community College, and 2,297 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Kennebec Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,803 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,439 during the early-career years.

#2

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
238 Yearly Degrees
$3,874 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,789 students at SMCC in total, 1,993 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

39% of SMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,418 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SMCC is $32,354.

#3

Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook

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

There are 226 students at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook in total, 136 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 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 $4,487 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook is $24,671.

Public Public vs. Private
208 Yearly Degrees
$3,865 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Maine Community College is 2,042, which includes 764 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

39% of Eastern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,775 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,346 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Northeast Technical Institute

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

There are 199 students at Northeast Technical Institute in total, 159 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at Northeast Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,340 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Northeast Technical Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,226 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
146 Yearly Degrees

There are 149 full-time undergraduates at Capilo School of Hair Design, and 149 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

65% of Capilo School of Hair Design students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,370 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

#7

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
139 Yearly Degrees
$11,986 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,741 students at UMaine in total, 9,465 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,847 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMaine is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at UMaine take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMaine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,035 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$8,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,202 students at UMA in total, 4,165 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,469 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMA is 4.5 years.

Roughly 45% of students at UMA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,508 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMA is $31,183.

#9

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$39,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,065 undergraduates at UNE, of which 2,292 are full-time, and there are 7,208 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Roughly 96% of students at UNE take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,996 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UNE with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,713 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees
$9,904 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,098 undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, of which 3,773 are full-time, and there are 8,022 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

61% of University of Southern Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,747 a year. University of Southern Maine has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Southern Maine is $37,949.

Public Public vs. Private
96 Yearly Degrees
$3,864 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 940 full-time undergraduates at Central Maine Technical College, and 3,115 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

42% of Central Maine Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,814 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Central Maine Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,121 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$3,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 347 full-time undergraduates at Northern Maine Community College, and 775 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,108 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,758 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Beal College

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

There are 493 students at Beal College in total, 493 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Beal College. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

Roughly 89% of students at Beal College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $13,147 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Beal College is $25,499.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$39,986 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,967 students at Saint Joseph’s Maine in total, 1,329 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 853 are full-time. For undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,486 a year. Saint Joseph’s Maine has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Joseph’s Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,687 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$3,866 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 349 full-time undergraduates at York County Community College, and 1,575 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at York County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,818 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from York County Community College is $30,670.

#16

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$14,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 928 undergraduates at Maine Maritime, of which 901 are full-time, and there are 941 students altogether. It takes the average Maine Maritime undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Of the accepted students, 75% are men and 25% are women.

Roughly 93% of students at Maine Maritime take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,383 a year. Maine Maritime has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $67,462 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$3,859 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 160 full-time undergraduates at Washington County Community College, and 354 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Washington County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,207 a year. Washington County Community College has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Washington County Community College is $20,495.

#18

Empire Beauty School-Maine

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

The total student population at Empire Beauty School-Maine is 158, which includes 115 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

52% of Empire Beauty School-Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,212 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Empire Beauty School-Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,807 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
67 Yearly Degrees
$19,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Husson University is 3,473, of which 2,679 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,264 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,768 a year. Husson has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Husson is $38,215.

#20

The Landing School

Arundel, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
39 Yearly Degrees
$26,012 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The Landing School is 48, which includes 48 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at The Landing School is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

50% of The Landing School students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,964 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$14,911 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maine College of Health Professions is 216, which includes 69 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 22% are men and 78% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,634 a year. MCHP has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $55,407 during the early-career years.

#22

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$9,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Farmington is 1,862, of which 1,582 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,414 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMaine Farmington is 4.2 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,729 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMaine Farmington with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,102 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$8,495 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,467 students at UMPI in total, 713 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMPI is 4.4 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

66% of UMPI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,338 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMPI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,274 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$29,152 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,601 undergraduates at Thomas College, of which 756 are full-time, and there are 1,705 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,642 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Thomas College is $30,775.

#25

Unity College

Unity, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1 Yearly Degrees
$12,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,193 undergraduates at Unity, of which 1,193 are full-time, and there are 1,429 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Unity is 4.2 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

76% of Unity students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,052 a year. Unity has a 5.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Unity with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,631 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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