Colleges in Maine (ME) - Updated for 2016
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Maine’s higher education scene is impressive. It features the University of Maine with seven universities, many private liberal arts colleges, and the strong Maine Community College System.
The University of Maine has different tuitions for its various universities. For in-state students the lowest tuition is about $6500 at UMA and the highest tuition is an affordable $8370 at UM. Residents of nearby states and Canada pay up to $10,000 or $12,500 depending on the campus. For everyone else the tuitions vary widely: The lowest out of state tuition for the University of Maine is $15,750 at UMA. The highest is $25,740 at UM.
Dozens of private colleges in Maine are also in our database. Some of the most respected liberal arts colleges in Maine are Bowdoin College, Bates College and Colby College. The University of Maine – Machias is a small liberal arts school too; it enrolls fewer than 1000 students. Specialty schools in the state include the Maine College of Art and the Maine Maritime Academy.
Studying online or off at a Maine community college is an especially affordable way to earn a two-year degree or get a head start on university credits. The Maine Community College System offers valuable, affordable education to high school students and adults. It offers some of the lowest tuitions in Maine, charging $2700/year to residents and $5400/year to non-residents. A grant from the federal government recently helped the system expand online offerings, and enrollment jumped 71%! More than 80% of Maine community college students pay less than full price for school.