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27 Colleges
2,767 Yearly Graduations
$43,471 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,722 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. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $10,868 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $15,920 a year.

An estimated 58% of college students in Maine take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,931 per year.

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#1

Northeast Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Northeast Technical Institute is 199, which includes 159 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 average amount of student loans is $5,340 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$3,882 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.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,803 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% 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.

#3

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
214 Yearly Degrees
$3,880 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.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,418 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SMCC is $27,300.

#4

Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook

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

The total student population at Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook is 226, which includes 136 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,487 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$3,890 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 typical student loan amount is $4,775 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%.

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
$8,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Augusta is 4,202, of which 4,165 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,469 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMA, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

45% of UMA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,508 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMA is $23,900.

#7

University of New England

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

There are 7,208 students at UNE in total, 4,065 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,292 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNE is 4.1 years.

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

Roughly 96% of students at UNE take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,996 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$3,844 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.

Roughly 42% of students at Central Maine Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,814 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$38,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,329 undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, of which 853 are full-time, and there are 1,967 students altogether. It takes the average Saint Joseph’s Maine undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 90% of students at Saint Joseph’s Maine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,486 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% 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.

#10

Capilo School of Hair Design

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

The total student population at Capilo School of Hair Design is 149, which includes 149 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 65% of students at Capilo School of Hair Design take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,370 a year. Capilo School of Hair Design has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#11

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$11,744 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine is 11,741, of which 9,465 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,847 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, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at UMaine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% 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.

#12

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$9,528 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Southern Maine is 4.6 years.

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

61% of University of Southern Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,747 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$3,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washington County Community College is 354, which includes 160 full-time undergraduates. 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. 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 Washington County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Beal College

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

There are 493 full-time undergraduates at Beal College, and 493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $13,147 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Beal College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Northern Maine Community College

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

The total student population at Northern Maine Community College is 775, which includes 347 full-time undergraduates. 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% 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.

#16

Empire Beauty School-Maine

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

There are 158 students at Empire Beauty School-Maine in total, 115 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,212 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% 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
$14,058 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Maine Maritime Academy is 941, of which 928 students are undergraduates and of those, 901 are full-time. It takes the average Maine Maritime undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 52% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 75% are men and 25% are women.

93% of Maine Maritime students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,383 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Maine Maritime is $75,200.

Public Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$3,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,818 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#19

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$19,160 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. It takes the average Husson undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Husson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,768 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
47 Yearly Degrees

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Harris School of Business - Sanford Campus is $23,200.

#21

The Landing School

Arundel, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees
$25,012 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 48 full-time undergraduates at The Landing School, and 48 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

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 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from The Landing School with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$9,572 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,862 students at UMaine Farmington in total, 1,582 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,414 are full-time. It takes the average UMaine Farmington undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 76% of students at UMaine Farmington take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,729 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% 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 $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$13,905 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 69 full-time undergraduates at MCHP, and 216 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. Around 22% of accepted students are men, and 78% are women.

50% of MCHP students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,634 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCHP is $50,000.

#24

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$8,585 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Presque Isle is 1,467, which includes 713 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.

Roughly 66% of students at UMPI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,338 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMPI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
4 Yearly Degrees
$8,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Machias is 762, which includes 274 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

44% of University of Maine-Machias students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,201 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% 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.

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