Maine College Search

Maine offers extensive choices for those seeking a degree in higher education.  From Presque Isle to Sanford, Maine's colleges offer opportunities to those students interested in pursuing their dreams.  To find a college that's right for you, enter your search criteria below.



45 institutions returned


Bates College

Description:  
  • Bates College is a small, coeducational-residential, liberal arts and sciences institution which grants baccalaureate degrees. Its admissions are highly competitive, with students representing 42 states and over 68 foreign countries. The faculty of 207 offers 33 major programs. The college library holds over 610,000 volumes, more than 100 web-accessible research databases, and more than 450,000 electronic journals, full-text titles or other electronic resources accessible through the catalog. More than half of the graduates of the College eventually go on for further graduate work in one of the academic fields or in one of the professions. The living alumni now number approximately 13,000.

Tuition Full-Time:   Single fee -- tuition, room, board, fees. 2013-14 fee is $58950.
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.bates.edu


 

Beal College

Description:  
  • Beal College offers a high quality education with an emphasis on career preparation in a supportive small school atmosphere. The structure of the school is ideal for students who want a hands-on education that provides skills for the careers of today and tomorrow.

  • At Beal College, courses are offered in eight-week terms called Mods (short for modular system). Most full-time students take just 2 courses every Mod and classes are offered during the day and evening for most programs. With the Mod System, prospective students can choose one of six start dates to begin their studies, rather than having to wait for the traditional semester - you can begin your college education whey YOU are ready! In January 2010, Beal College started a new one-year diploma program in Substance Abuse Counseling and in March 2010, the College opened a brand new fitness and Wellness Center for its students. In June 2010, the College opened the Beal Cafe for students to enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages while on campus.

  • Beal College offers associate degree programs in the following areas: Allied Health and Human Services, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Business Studies, Professional Office Technology and Support. Courses are offered in eight-week terms year-round, with day and evening options available. As a nationally accredited institution, financial aid is available to those who qualify. Other services offered include free tutoring, an active advising program, and career services.

Tuition Full-Time:   $7,260
Tuition Part-Time:   $605 per class

School Website:  www.bealcollege.edu


 

Birthwise Midwifery School

Description:  
  • Birthwise Midwifery School is a 3-year direct entry midwifery program.

Tuition Full-Time:   $11,500
Tuition Part-Time:   not applicable

School Website:  www.birthwisemidwifery.edu


 

Bowdoin College

Description:  
  • Bowdoin College has been educating leaders since the dawn of the American republic. Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is a highly selective college of approximately 1,750 students of distinction from across America and around the world. Bowdoin offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 majors including interdisciplinary programs. Notable alumni include literary giants Nathaniel Hawthorne (1825) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1852); General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1852); Arctic Explorer Robert E. Peary (1877); Middle East Envoy and Senator George J. Mitchell (1954); Former Secretary of Defense and Senator William S. Cohen (1962); and Olympian Joan Benoit Samuelson (1979), among others.

Tuition Full-Time:   $45,004
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.bowdoin.edu


 

Central Maine Community College

Description:  
  • Central Maine Community College is located on Lake Auburn in Auburn, Maine. The campus is 45 minutes north of Portland and 45 minutes south of Augusta on I-95. The college offers over 25 associate degree and certificate programs in technical areas such as Automotive Technology, Precision Machining, Electromechanical Technology, Computer Technology, Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology, and Building Construction Technology; health professions such as Nursing, Medical Assistant and Medical Coding; programs such as Liberal Studies and General Studies for students who plan to eventually transfer for a four-year degree; and other programs such as Business, Accounting, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, and Graphic Communications. For a complete list of programs, please visit www.cmcc.edu. The College is proud to offer on-campus housing in traditional dorm style or apartment style buildings. Students can enjoy activities such as athletics and a variety of student clubs and organizations.

Tuition Full-Time:   $3,300
Tuition Part-Time:   Varies

School Website:  www.cmcc.edu


 

Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions

Description:  
  • Founded in 1891, CMMC College of Nursing and Health Professions offers Associate in Applied Science Degrees in Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Nuclear Medicine Technology. Also offered is a Certificate Program of Advanced Standing in Computed Tomography. A formal application is required for these programs and acceptance is based on a selective admission process. The nursing program offers an Advanced Placement program for LPN's, Paramedics, and students transferring from other nursing programs. General education courses are also offered and are open to anyone who has completed the pre-requisites listed for each course. Contact the college for application requirements and deadlines.

Tuition Full-Time:   $230 per credit hour
Tuition Part-Time:   $230 per credit hour

School Website:  www.cmmccollege.edu


 

Colby College

Description:  
  • Celebrating its 200-year history in 2013, Colby is not resting on its tradition of academic excellence but continues to enhance opportunities for students with a new science building, a major addition to its art museum, and the new center for arts and humanities. Internships, study abroad, and Colby’s signature Jan Plan term expand each student’s academic experience, while a focus on diversity and service learning prepares graduates to be informed citizens and to make a profound impact on the world. With networking opportunities and career workshops, the sequential, four-year Colby Connect program readies students for careers, advanced study, and life after graduation. Colby’s pledge to replace loans with grant money makes a Colby education accessible and affordable for students with financial need.

Tuition Full-Time:   Comprehensive Fee: $55,700 (2012-2013 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.colby.edu


 

College of the Atlantic

Description:  
  • Do you want to make a difference in the world? That's our mission, too. COA is a small school, but with a major difference - literally. All students major in Human Ecology, the study of our relationship with our environment. This major gives each student the flexibility to design his or her own course of study. Students work closely with faculty, take interdisciplinary classes, complete independent study projects and internships, participate in campus life, and have unique opportunities to study abroad. If you are committed to social activism or consider the environment your passion, COA will give you the education you need to do something to change the world.

Tuition Full-Time:   $38,403 (2013-2014 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.coa.edu


 

Eastern Maine Community College

Description:  
  • Eastern Maine Community College offers one- and two-year programs of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree, an Associate in Science Degree, or certificate and a two-year program leading to an Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies. Shorter term courses are offered through the Business and Industry Division.

  • Eastern Maine Community College is committed to graduating technicians with competence in three areas: 1) technical skills (theoretical and practical), 2) learning skills (math, science, communications), and 3) life skills (humanities). Courses are developed in cooperation with companies employing our graduates. Our graduates continue their success with nearly 94% finding employment in their field of study or continuing their education.

Tuition Full-Time:   $86 per credit hour (2012-2013 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $86 per credit hour (2012-2013 academic year)

School Website:  www.emcc.edu


 

Empire Beauty School

Description:  
  • This school offers cosmetology and related diploma programs in preparation for state licensure. Please contact the school for additional information on programs offered.

  • Other locations:

  • 30 Skyway Drive, Caribou, Maine 04736

  • 251 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, Maine 04901

  • 319 Marginal Way, Portland, Maine 04101

Tuition Full-Time:   $15,000 (2012-2013 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.empire.edu


 

Husson University

Description:  
  • Husson University serves motivated, career-orienteed students through a broad curriculum that integrates liberal arts and science, professional and technical studies, and experiental learning outside the classroom. Our staff and faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching, a personalized college experience that fosters individual development, and a nurturing environment that values independent thinking in the search for ethical truths in an ever-changing world. At Husson, we have a college of Health and Education, and Business, and schools of Science and Humanities, and Pharmacy, which share a common vision for your success.

Tuition Full-Time:   $15252
Tuition Part-Time:   $492 per credit hour

School Website:  www.husson.edu


 

Kaplan University (Augusta Campus)

Description:  
  • Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today’s diverse global society. The University is committed to general education, a student-centered service and support approach, applied in a practical environment.

  • To accomplish its mission, Kaplan University has established the following purposes:

  • Provide academic programs that have been developed and assessed by faculty, staff, and members of educational, professional, and business communities.

  • Provide intensive and comprehensive instruction using both onsite and online learning modes of delivery that strengthens student academic achievement.

  • Instill in its students the value of lifelong learning by stimulating intellectual curiosity, creative and critical thinking, and awareness of culture and diversity.

  • Plan and provide facilities and resources that respond to the needs of students, faculty, and staff.

  • Assist students in developing professional attitudes, values, skills, and strategies that will foster success in their careers and in life.

  • Prepare students to meet the ever-changing needs of their communities now and in the future.

Tuition Full-Time:   $280 - $305 per quarter credit
Tuition Part-Time:   $280 - $305 per quarter credit

School Website:  augusta.kaplanuniversity.edu


 

Kaplan University (Lewiston Campus)

Description:  
  • Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today’s diverse global society. The University is committed to general education, a student-centered service and support approach, applied in a practical environment.

  • To accomplish its mission, Kaplan University has established the following purposes:

  • Provide academic programs that have been developed and assessed by faculty, staff, and members of educational, professional, and business communities.

  • Provide intensive and comprehensive instruction using both onsite and online learning modes of delivery that strengthens student academic achievement.

  • Instill in its students the value of lifelong learning by stimulating intellectual curiosity, creative and critical thinking, and awareness of culture and diversity.

  • Plan and provide facilities and resources that respond to the needs of students, faculty, and staff.

  • Assist students in developing professional attitudes, values, skills, and strategies that will foster success in their careers and in life.

  • Prepare students to meet the ever-changing needs of their communities now and in the future.

Tuition Full-Time:   $280 - $305 per credit hour
Tuition Part-Time:   $280 - $305 per credit hour

School Website:  lewiston.kaplanuniversity.edu


 

Kaplan University (South Portland Campus)

Description:  
  • Recognized for their exceptional student services, the Kaplan University Lewiston and South Portland campuses have historical roots that go back more than 140 years in helping Maine residents attain their educational goals. At Kaplan University’s Maine campuses, students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of different Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs. Students can start school every ten weeks at different times during the year in online, blended or on-campus classes.

  • Kaplan University provides a positive learning experience through which students can develop and enhance the skills needed for a successful career. The university’s programs offer opportunities for academic, professional, and personal growth in a diverse global community. Each program develops the knowledge, technical skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills needed to provide the foundation for professional success.

Tuition Full-Time:   undergrad-$250 per credit hour grad-$305
Tuition Part-Time:   undergrad-$250 per credit hour grad-$305

School Website:  portland.kaplanuniversity.edu


 

Kennebec Valley Community College

Description:  
  • Kennebec Valley Community College, a public institution, is one of the seven colleges that comprise the Maine Community College System. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. KVCC offers a supportive learning environment. Small class sizes are the rule rather than the exception. The faculty, the Learning Center and the Advising Center are among the resources available to students.

Tuition Full-Time:   $88 per credit hour (2013-2014 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $88 per credit hour (2013-2014 academic year)

School Website:  www.kvcc.me.edu


 

Lewiston-Auburn College

Description:  
  • See listing for University of Southern Maine

 

Maine College of Art

Description:  
  • Maine College of Art (MECA) is a dynamic college of art and design where nationally recognized faculty, interdisciplinary programs, and state-of-the-art facilities create an educational experience that gives fresh vision to Maine’s extraordinary legacy in the visual arts. Founded in 1882, MECA educates artists at all states of their creative careers, offering both the Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees, as well as a wide range of summer institutes and continuing studies classes for individuals of all ages.

Tuition Full-Time:   $30,260
Tuition Part-Time:   $1,261 per credit hour

School Website:  www.meca.edu


 

Maine Community College System

Description:  
  • See individual listings for:

  • Central Maine Community College

  • Eastern Maine Community College

  • Kennebec Valley Community College

  • Northern Maine Community College

  • Southern Maine Community College

  • Washington County Community College

  • York County Community College

School Website:  www.mccs.me.edu


 

Maine Maritime Academy

Description:  
  • Maine Maritime Academy offers degree programs in international business and logistics, marine biology and marine science, marine transportation, and six engineering programs. Hands-on laboratories and required co-operative education experiences lead to graduates success and high job placement rates. Beautiful coastal campus 40 miles southeast of Bangor.

Tuition Full-Time:   $8,800 (2012-2013 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.mainemaritime.edu


 

Mr. Bernard's School of Hair Fashion, Inc.

Tuition Full-Time:  
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.bernardschoolofhair.com


 

New England School of Communications

Description:  
  • The New England School of Communications (NESCom) is a co-educational institution offering Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Media Studies, and Entertainment Production. Students in Communications Technology may choose concentrations in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Technology, Video Production, or WebMedia, while students in Media Studies can choose concentrations in Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting, or Sports Journalism. NESCom prepare students for careers in communication and media fields through immediate, practical, real-world training and field experience. Low student/faculty ratio provides students with individual program development in a creative and supportive atmosphere.

  • Located on the Husson University campus in Bangor, Maine, facilities include a high-tech communications facility with digital, industry-accepted technology, residence halls, dining commons, chapel, library, and gymnasium with pool, fitness center, performinig arts center, and recreational facilities.

Tuition Full-Time:   $13,034 (2013-2014 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $435 per credit hour

School Website:  www.nescom.edu


 

Northeast Technical Institute

Description:  
  • NTI is a locally owned and operated school where students of all types can gain Career education in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Tuition Full-Time:   $8,000.00
Tuition Part-Time:   $4,000.00

School Website:  www.ntinow.edu


 

Northeast Technical Institute - Bangor

Description:  
  • NTI is a locally owned and operated school where students of all types can gain Career education in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Tuition Full-Time:   $8,000
Tuition Part-Time:   $4,000

School Website:  www.ntinow.edu


 

Northern Maine Community College

Description:  
  • Northern Maine Community College is a public, co-educational college offering associate degree, diploma and certificate programs of study within four major areas: Arts and Sciences, Business Technology, Trade and Technical, and Nursing & Allied Health.

Tuition Full-Time:   $1,290; in state; per semester based on 15 cr. hr.
Tuition Part-Time:   $86; per cr. hr.

School Website:  www.nmcc.edu


 

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Description:  
  • Saint Joseph’s College is situated on the shores of Sebago Lake, 18 miles from Portland, Maine's largest city, and two hours north of Boston. We offer a strong liberal arts core with more than 40 majors and programs. Enrollment totals just over 1,000 students, 80% of whom reside on campus. Classes are small, averaging just over 17 students, making for an interactive, highly personalized learning environment. We offer over 30 clubs and organizations, as well as 19 Division III intercollegiate men's and women's varsity athletic teams. As Maine's only Catholic college, we offer a values-centered environment with opportunities for service learning and volunteer activities.

Tuition Full-Time:   $29,900
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.sjcme.edu


 

Seacoast Career Schools

Tuition Full-Time:  
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.seacoastcareerschools.com


 

Southern Maine Community College

Description:  
  • Our beautiful oceanside campus is a great location to pursue your academic career. Southern Maine Community College is a comprehensive regional educational institution. We offer over 40 career and technical programs/majors. All of our associate degrees are tranferable to four year colleges and universities, both in Maine and beyond. Unlike many other community colleges, SMCC offers student housing - just steps from the beach! We have residence halls, excellent athletic programs, and many clubs and activities in which our students can participate. We are located on an 80-acre campus at Spring Point and Willard Beach on Casco Bay in South Portland, Maine.

Tuition Full-Time:   $2,640
Tuition Part-Time:   $88 per credit hour

School Website:  www.smccme.edu


 

Southern New Hampshire University

Description:  
  • Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of more than 13,000 students in more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at our main campus in Manchester, N.H., and at our regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.

  • SNHU, at No. 12, was the only university to make Fast Company's 2012 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, which also included such companies as Apple, Google, HBO and LinkedIn. SNHU also is the proud recipient of several awards, including GetEducated.com's Best Buy award, Best of Business Awards for Best Online Degree and Best MBA, and G.I. Jobs' Military Friendly Schools designation.

Tuition Full-Time:   $6750 - 28,554, depending on program/level/delivery mode
Tuition Part-Time:   $225 - 627 per credit hour, depending on program/level

School Website:  www.snhu.edu / www.snhu.edu/Maine


 

Spa Tech Institute

Description:  
  • Are you creative, love to help people feel or look better and want a professional license that allows you to work for others or have your own business? Then you will want to learn more about the rewarding careers in massage, holistic health and the spa and beauty industry taught at Spa Tech Institute. Many of Maine’s leading salon, spa and massage clinics are owned or managed by graduates of our programs. Your success is our passion. Using “Mindful Teaching” techniques along with the state of the art programs, the programs are designed to help you excel both personally and professionally. Call us today to find out more about how you can do work you love instead of being stuck in a job you only do for the money. We look forward to helping you succeed.

Tuition Full-Time:   $9550-$16,000 varies - depends on program
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.spatech.edu


 

The Landing School

Description:  
  • The Landing School is a full-time, accredited post-secondary school that provides education in modern yacht design, boat building and marine systems technology. For high school graduates, veterans, adult learners, second career seekers and international students, The Landing School offers diplomas and Associate’s degrees.

Tuition Full-Time:   $18,500 (2012-2013 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.landingschool.edu


 

Thomas College

Description:  
  • Thomas College, a leading business and liberal arts college, offers a guaranteed job program to its students. Founded in 1894 as a private college, Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology. Thomas is focused on providing an affordable, quality education to students in a very supportive learning environment for all students who meet the admissions requirements. Thomas College also offers students Guaranteed Tuition and a Guaranteed Job Program. For more information visit www.thomas.edu.

Tuition Full-Time:   $22,160 (2012-2013 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $11,080 (2012-2013 academic year)

School Website:  www.thomas.edu


 

UMA-Bangor

Description:  
  • A campus of University of Maine at Augusta.

Tuition Full-Time:   See UMA
Tuition Part-Time:   See UMA

School Website:  www.uma.edu/aboutbangorcampus.html


 

Unity College

Description:  
  • Unity College is a small, environmental, liberal arts college in rural Maine. The college, founded in 1965, is organized around five academic centers (biodiversity, sustainability and global change, environmental education, environmental arts and humanities, and natural resource management). The college is committed to field-based learning, broadening the constituency for conservations, sustainability, and providing regional leadership around challenging environmental issues. It has a dynamic and engaging leadership team, emphasizing collaborative decision-making, entrepreneurial thinking, and creative partnerships.

Tuition Full-Time:   $23,900 (2013-2014 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:  

School Website:  www.unity.edu


 

University College

Description:  
  • University College (UC) is the part of the University of Maine System (UMS) that provides statewide access to courses and degrees for those who cannot pursue studies on a UMS campus.

  • In communities statewide, students can take courses leading to dozens of degree and certificate programs. Courses offered through UC are the same quality courses available on university campuses, so student can receive financial aid, apply for scholarships, and transfer credits with confidence.

  • At 10 UC centers around Maine, people can take university courses, pursue degrees, and receive all the support they need to earn a degree close to home and on schedules that fit into their family and work lives. Courses are taught by UMS faculty on-site, online, via interactive television (ITV) or videoconference. That combination of “close to home” access and on-going personal support in a smaller environment are the hallmarks of the UC Centers.

  • ITV and online classes are also available at over 75 sites around the state in high schools, adult education centers, community centers, and other locations. Coordinated by the local UC Center, staff at sites welcome students, distribute and collect course materials, proctor exams, and monitor classroom equipment.

School Website:  www.learn.maine.edu


 

University of Maine

Description:  
  • Located in the town of Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, the University of Maine offers a strong traditional education at an affordable price. The state’s land-grant university and the flagship institution in the University of Maine System, UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. We help students create success stories—with a wide variety of programs and opportunities—and we do so with world-class faculty members, nationally recognized research; first-rate facilities; a friendly, safe atmosphere; and easy access to some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

  • At UMaine, you’ll enjoy the world through 88 bachelor’s degree programs, 70 master’s degree programs, and 30 doctoral programs. Our library is ranked among the top in the country, we have one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Honors programs, now the Honors College, and our students enjoy hands-on research, even at the undergraduate level.

  • Of course, nothing compares to visiting our campus in person and we hope you’ll do so soon. In the meantime, tour UMaine through our family of Web sites. In them, you’ll discover UMaine’s story.

Tuition Full-Time:   $8,370 (in state) (2013-2014 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $279 per credit hour (in state)(2013-2014 academic year)

School Website:  www.umaine.edu


 

University of Maine at Augusta

Description:  
  • With its array of professional programs, the University of Maine at Augusta attracts a unique mix of recent high school graduates and adults returning to the classroom. Operating campuses in Maine’s capital and in Bangor, UMA is a community where everyone feels welcome and supported, and all are enriched by the interaction between young and older students.

  • UMA has distinguished itself by offering top-quality, career-focused degree programs designed for today’s workplace. Many courses and programs are available at 11 University College locations and at over 75 interactive television sites throughout the state of Maine.

  • Bangor Campus

  • The Bangor campus offers responsible access to a wide variety of educational opportunities. The College offers associate degrees in the liberal arts and career programs; provides academic assessment and support services; and provides Maine citizens and others with an opportunity for continuing their education in part-time evening programs and summer sessions.

Tuition Full-Time:   $217 per credit hour (2012-2013 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $217 per credit hour (2012-2013 academic year)

School Website:  www.uma.edu


 

University of Maine at Farmington

Description:  
  • Maine’s nationally recognized public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington is celebrating nearly 150 years of educating students! UMF, located in the foothills of the western mountains near world class skiing and hiking, provides baccalaureate and master's degrees in a traditional, residential academic environment. Over thirty academic programs are available in the Arts & Sciences, Human Services, and Teacher Education. The Education Programs are nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The enrollment cap of 2000 students allows Farmington to have a combination of small classes and personal attention from faculty members, as well as to offer extensive leadership opportunities through a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Students can be involved in an active Honors program, student government, community choral and orchestral groups, theatre and dance groups, and many special interest clubs. UMF sponsors Intercollegiate (NCAA III) athletics, competitive skiing and snowboarding (USCSA), club sports, intramurals, and a host of indoor and outdoor activities offered through the Fitness and Recreation Center.

  • Admission is selective and students interested in programs in creative writing and education are encouraged to apply early since these programs may fill quickly. More than 8 out of 10 students receive some form of financial aid.

Tuition Full-Time:   $8,352 (20013-2014 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $261 per credit hour (2013-2014 academic year)

School Website:  www.farmington.edu


 

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Description:  
  • The University of Maine at Fort Kent is a liberal arts based university offering quality baccalaureate and associate degree programs responding to the needs of northern Maine. The UMFK academic experience provides close interaction with faculty, small classes and the use of leading technology to prepare students for lifelong learning and success as professionals and engaged citizens of a democracy. Our curriculum emphasizes the special challenges of rural communities in America. The University preserves and fosters an appreciation of the Acadian and Franco-American heritage and culture while welcoming students of all heritages. UMFK contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the St. John Valley and we believe that a diverse student body enriches the learning experience of all.

Tuition Full-Time:   $6,600
Tuition Part-Time:   $220 per credit hour

School Website:  www.umfk.maine.edu


 

University of Maine at Machias

Description:  
  • The mission of the University of Maine at Machias is closely linked to its unique location on the rugged Atlantic Ocean coast, among forests, glacial lakes, and abundant aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. This Downeast location, with its rich human and natural resources, provides a unique living and learning environment for our students. Through its liberal arts core and distinctive baccalaureate programs, the University prepares students for life-ling intellectual growth, individual success, leadership in a global society, and the advancement of a sustainable environment.

Tuition Full-Time:   6,660 (2010-2011 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $222 per credit hour (2009-2010 academic year)

School Website:  www.umm.maine.edu


 

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Description:  
  • Located in Aroostook County - the largest county east of the Mississippi - this 150 acre campus is home to dedicated professors who share the latest research and pedagogy in their fields. We promote learning through hands-on activities, interactive discussions and experiental projects. The University emphasizes professional programs and a balanced curriculum that promotes a strong foundation in the arts and sciences. We support social and recreational needs with more than 30 clubs/organizations and participate with the NCAA III and USCAA athletic divisions.

Tuition Full-Time:   $6,600 (2013-14 academic year)
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School Website:  www.umpi.edu


 

University of Maine System

Description:  
  • See individual University of Maine institutions for details.

School Website:  www.maine.edu


 

University of New England

Description:  
  • The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the liberal arts, sciences, health and medicine; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maine’s only medical school. Its two distinctive campuses in Biddeford and Portland, Maine offer student-centered interprofessional programs in the College of Pharmacy, Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Graduate Studies. The College of Dental Medicine will enroll its inaugural class in 2013.

Tuition Full-Time:   $31,980 (2013-2014 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $1,130 per credit hour (2013-2014 academic year)

School Website:  www.une.edu


 

University of Southern Maine

Description:  
  • The University of Southern Maine is the comprehensive university in Maine, serving approximately 9,500 students with campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn. Founded in 1878, USM is a member of the University of Maine System, and currently offers over 50 majors, more than 40 academic programs, and a rich array of professional, recreational, and cultural opportunities. At USM, you will find dedicated and engaged teaching faculty, caring and supportive staff, high quality student services and practical, hands-on learning.

  • Citing small class size, its library, a diverse student body and dedicated faculty members, USM was again listed among the 222 schools designated by Princeton Review as the "Best in the Northeast." USM's distinction appears in the 2012 edition of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." The guide states, "USM's price tag would be much higher if dollars were equated with the faculty's dedication to the students."

Tuition Full-Time:   $7,590 (2013-2014 academic year)
Tuition Part-Time:   $253 per credit hour (2013-2014 academic year)

School Website:  www.usm.maine.edu


 

Washington County Community College

Description:  
  • Washington County Community College ("WCCC"), founded in 1969, is located in Calais, a small city and rural community on the international border between the United States and New Brunswick, Canada. The college has modern classrooms, labs, and residential buildings situated on a hillside overlooking the St. Croix River, a tidal river. It is within walking distance of Calais, about a mile from the center of town and shopping. The college is located on a 400-acre campus of woods, fields, and outdoor adventures. Housing on campus is apartment-style with accommodations for up to 5 students per unit. Residential students are required to purchase a meal plan that provides one balanced dinner per day. A snack bar provides breakfast as well. Apartments have small kitchens for students who wish to prepare the remaining meals, and residential life staff provides cooking classes. St. Croix Hall house an auditorium for concerts, presentations, and other community activites as well as a gymnasium with basketball, volleyball, and a state of the art rock climbing wall. One of Maine's best snow mobile trails is located behind the residence halls, providing miles of outstanding winter recreation opportunities including snowshoeing and x-country skiing. the Outdoor Adventure Center located in the residential complex has a range of equipment available for student use, from kayaks to canoes and camping gear to mountain bikes for spring, summer and fall.

  • The college currently offers 28 programs of study at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. Certificates are "stackable", students have the option to gain skills in a specific technical area and return for a subsequent year to obtain another technical certificate in order to maximize employment opportunities by becoming multi-skilled technicians. Technical and career programs provide both in-class instruction and practical skill development taught in laboratories and clinical/training sites. Application-based learning in real life situations is the hallmark of this instruction. For example, Heavy Equipment Operations students develop skills in equipment operations by working in the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge adjacent to the college; and construction trades students train on actual projects for non-profit organizations in the community.

  • A wide range of credit and non-credit courses are also offered in the evening, during the summer term, and through various electronic delivery methods such as the internet. Programs are designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills as well as the essential general education with which to pursue a career after graduation. The Liberal Studies program offers students the opportunity to obtain the first two years of a baccalaureate credential at WCCC before transferring to another college or university. WCCC has a number of program transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Maine to assist students to transfer upon meeting the necessary course requirements.

  • WCCC is one of seven community colleges that operate under the authority of the Maine Community College System and the State of Maine. WCCC is a non-profit, residential, post-secondary institution supported, in part, by appropriations from the Maine State Legislature. Members of the college community are proud of the education provided at WCCC and look forward to many more years of providing quality post-secondary education at Washington County Community College.

Tuition Full-Time:   $2,640 (2013-2014 academic year) based on 30 credit hours.
Tuition Part-Time:   $88 per credit hour (2013-2014 academic year)

School Website:  www.wccc.me.edu


 

York County Community College

Description:  
  • York County Community College, one of seven colleges of the Maine Community College System, is a two year public college that offers majors leading to Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, and Associate in Arts degrees, as well as many one year college Certificate programs. We pride ourselves on being an institution of higher learning which offers an innovative curriculum, up-to-date technology (including a growing number of online courses), and diverse programming to fulfill the needs of students and businesses in York County, and beyond.

  • YCCC faculty members have real life experience in their fields of expertise, in addition to academic credentials. The campus is newer and facilities are expanding, classes are small and supportive, tuition is affordable, and many courses and majors are articulated for transferability to four-year colleges and universities.

Tuition Full-Time:   $86 per credit hour
Tuition Part-Time:   $86 per credit hour

School Website:  www.yccc.edu


 
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