Colleges in Maine

Maine has 13 private and 8 public 4-year colleges that enroll 44,682 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $7,400 (for in-state students) and $17,383 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $35,913 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Maine provided $5,703,048 in financial aid to 3,658 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $145,064,706 in grant and scholarships to 11,660 students.

Maine receives less than 1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 2,629 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $11,170,586 in pell grant ($4,102 per student on average) and 4,794 students received a total amount of $27,510,187 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($5,713 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Maine

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Bates College

Location: Lewiston, ME

Private
not for profit
$24,055 $50,310 $50,310
23%
Bowdoin College

Location: Brunswick, ME

Private
not for profit
$24,888 $49,416 $49,416
15%
Colby College

Location: Waterville, ME

Private
not for profit
$21,032 $48,820 $48,820
19%
College of the Atlantic

Location: Bar Harbor, ME

Private
not for profit
$21,093 $42,993 $42,993
65%
Husson University

Location: Bangor, ME

Private
not for profit
$19,669 $16,585 $16,585
80%
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts

Location: Portland, ME

Private
not for profit
Kaplan University-Augusta Campus

Location: Augusta, ME

Private
for profit
$17,784
Open admission
Kaplan University-Maine Campus

Location: S Portland, ME

Private
for profit
$17,098
Open admission
Maine College of Art

Location: Portland, ME

Private
not for profit
$29,923 $32,192 $32,192
86%
Maine Maritime Academy

Location: Castine, ME

Public $19,225 $10,050 $23,130
76%
Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Location: Standish, ME

Private
not for profit
$24,875 $33,600 $33,600
78%
Thomas College

Location: Waterville, ME

Private
not for profit
$20,558 $24,468 $24,468
Open admission
Unity College

Location: Unity, ME

Private
not for profit
$25,171 $26,370 $26,370
93%
University of Maine

Location: Orono, ME

Public $15,763 $8,370 $27,240
90%
University of Maine at Augusta

Location: Augusta, ME

Public $8,627 $6,510 $16,110
Open admission
University of Maine at Farmington

Location: Farmington, ME

Public $14,336 $7,830 $16,350
80%
University of Maine at Fort Kent

Location: Fort Kent, ME

Public $13,121 $6,600 $10,230
81%
University of Maine at Machias

Location: Machias, ME

Public $9,766 $6,660 $18,480
Open admission
University of Maine at Presque Isle

Location: Presque Isle, ME

Public $10,030 $6,600 $10,230
87%
University of New England

Location: Biddeford, ME

Private
not for profit
$32,962 $34,380 $34,380
83%
University of Southern Maine

Location: Portland, ME

Public $15,019 $6,578 $17,290
80%

2-year Colleges in Maine

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Beal College

Location: Bangor, ME

Private
for profit
$15,257 $20,285 $20,285
Open admission
Birthwise Midwifery School

Location: Bridgton, ME

Private
for profit
$12,500 $12,500
71%
Central Maine Community College

Location: Auburn, ME

Public $8,350 $2,760 $5,520
Open admission
Eastern Maine Community College

Location: Bangor, ME

Public $9,055 $2,760 $5,520
Open admission
Kennebec Valley Community College

Location: Fairfield, ME

Public $7,291 $2,760 $5,520
Open admission
Maine College of Health Professions

Location: Lewiston, ME

Private
not for profit
$10,220 $10,220
46%
Northern Maine Community College

Location: Presque Isle, ME

Public $10,021 $2,760 $5,520
Open admission
Southern Maine Community College

Location: South Portland, ME

Public $11,276 $2,760 $5,520
Open admission
The Landing School

Location: Arundel, ME

Private
not for profit
$26,911 $20,811 $20,811
Open admission
Washington County Community College

Location: Calais, ME

Public $3,616 $2,760 $5,520
Open admission
York County Community College

Location: Wells, ME

Public $8,534 $2,760 $5,520
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Maine

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Capilo School of Hair Design

Location: Augusta, ME

Private
for profit
$12,257 $15,900
Open admission
Cosmotech School of Cosmetology

Location: Westbrook, ME

Private
for profit
$12,231 $12,700
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Maine

Location: Portland, ME

Private
for profit
$13,362 $15,750
Open admission
Northeast Technical Institute

Location: Scarborough, ME

Private
for profit
$19,374 $14,235
Open admission
Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus

Location: Sanford, ME

Private
for profit
$21,389 $13,120
Open admission
Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook

Location: Westbrook, ME

Private
for profit
$11,373 $14,500
Open admission