# Maine Trade Schools

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Maine is ranked #43 in the country with 2,767 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,474 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $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.

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## Most Popular Trade Schools in Maine

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The total student population at Northeast Technical Institute is 197, which includes 129 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

59% of Northeast Technical Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,860 a year. Northeast Technical Institute has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

There are 2,473 students at Kennebec Valley Community College in total, 573 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

41% of Kennebec Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Kennebec Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Southern Maine Community College is 5,852, which includes 2,250 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at SMCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,300 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook is 209, which includes 167 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

71% of Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook is $20,900.

The total student population at Eastern Maine Community College is 2,396, which includes 1,003 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%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,406 full-time undergraduates at UMA, and 4,128 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMA is 4.8 years.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

The total student population at University of New England is 8,010, of which 4,449 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,367 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

96% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,248 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Central Maine Community College is 3,068, which includes 1,158 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Central Maine Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,106 students at Saint Joseph’s Maine in total, 1,440 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 972 are full-time. 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%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,832 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Joseph’s Maine is $39,900.

The total student population at Capilo School of Hair Design is 123, which includes 123 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The total student population at University of Maine is 11,404, of which 9,365 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,158 are full-time. It takes the average UMaine undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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%!

Students who graduate from UMaine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 8,140 students at University of Southern Maine in total, 6,390 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,022 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 40% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

There are 380 students at Washington County Community College in total, 213 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

39% of Washington County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

There are 207 students at Beal College in total, 169 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

The total student population at Northern Maine Community College is 811, which includes 404 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northern Maine Community College is $24,200.

The total student population at Empire Beauty School-Maine is 172, which includes 135 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

93% of Empire Beauty School-Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

There are 979 undergraduates at Maine Maritime, of which 958 are full-time, and there are 997 students altogether. For undergraduates at Maine Maritime, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

83% of Maine Maritime students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,964 a year. Maine Maritime has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

There are 421 full-time undergraduates at York County Community College, and 1,632 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

The total student population at Husson University is 3,761, of which 2,910 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,394 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 average amount of student loans is $7,580 a year. Husson has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

There are 50 students at Harris School of Business - Sanford Campus in total, 50 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 38 to 1.

50% of Harris School of Business - Sanford Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Harris School of Business - Sanford Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 61 full-time undergraduates at The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design, and 61 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

Roughly 31% of students at The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,500 a year. The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design has a 2.1% 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 The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design is $38,100.

There are 2,040 students at UMaine Farmington in total, 1,736 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,564 are full-time. It takes the average UMaine Farmington undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,238 a year. UMaine Farmington has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMaine Farmington with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Maine College of Health Professions is 177, which includes 48 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 average amount of student loans 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,000 during the early-career years.

There are 1,553 students at UMPI in total, 672 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMPI, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

73% of UMPI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

There are 675 students at University of Maine-Machias in total, 345 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Maine-Machias undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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%.

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

## Other Maine Trade Schools

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
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27 | University of Maine at Fort Kent | 1 |

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