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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

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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Northeast Technical Institute

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

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%.

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

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.

#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 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.

#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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

#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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

#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 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%.

#11

University of Maine

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

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.

#12

University of Southern Maine

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

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.

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

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.

#14

Beal College

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

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.

#15

Northern Maine Community College

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

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.

#16

Empire Beauty School-Maine

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

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.

#17

Maine Maritime Academy

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

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.

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

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.

#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 3,761, 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%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
47 Yearly Degrees

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.

#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 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.

#22

University of Maine at Farmington

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

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.

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 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.

#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 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.

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

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.

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