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List of the Largest Colleges in Maine

Maine students wanting the option of joining niche student groups catering to all sorts of interests will make themselves right at home at a large college. Larger student bodies means a larger concentration of people who have all sorts of different interests and pursuits. Aside from the social aspect, bigger colleges usually have the benefit of more courses to choose from. They may also have bigger university grounds to walk through and partake in outdoor activities. If this sounds appealing to you, feel free to browse through our list of the biggest colleges in Maine and discover your options!

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

University of Maine

Orono

ME

$16,505

4 year

76.83%

# of Students 12,860

2

University of Southern Maine

Portland

ME

$16,484

4 year

65.22%

# of Students 11,460

3

University of New England

Biddeford

ME

N/A

4 year

79.52%

# of Students 9,679

4

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

ME

$9,817

2 year

56.04%

# of Students 9,286

5

University of Maine at Augusta

Augusta

ME

$9,136

4 year

49.21%

# of Students 6,204

6

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish

ME

N/A

4 year

76.97%

# of Students 4,991

7

Eastern Maine Community College

Bangor

ME

$8,997

2 year

62.47%

# of Students 4,228

8

Central Maine Community College

Auburn

ME

$8,683

2 year

59.45%

# of Students 4,071

9

Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield

ME

$8,523

2 year

57.33%

# of Students 3,474

10

Husson University

Bangor

ME

N/A

4 year

76.84%

# of Students 3,416

11

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington

ME

$14,754

4 year

74.66%

# of Students 2,470

12

York County Community College

Wells

ME

$9,033

2 year

61.49%

# of Students 2,339

13

Colby College

Waterville

ME

N/A

4 year

92.34%

# of Students 2,039

14

Bowdoin College

Brunswick

ME

N/A

4 year

97.79%

# of Students 1,963

15

Bates College

Lewiston

ME

N/A

4 year

94.6%

# of Students 1,916

16

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle

ME

$10,374

4 year

50.56%

# of Students 1,784

17

Thomas College

Waterville

ME

N/A

4 year

67.32%

# of Students 1,745

18

Kaplan University-Maine Campus

S Portland

ME

N/A

4 year

42.86%

# of Students 1,640

19

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent

ME

$12,965

4 year

64.23%

# of Students 1,600

20

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle

ME

$10,405

2 year

54.17%

# of Students 1,401

21

University of Maine at Machias

Machias

ME

$9,791

4 year

76.06%

# of Students 1,217

22

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine

ME

$18,089

4 year

78.38%

# of Students 1,033

23

Beal College

Bangor

ME

N/A

2 year

49.44%

# of Students 798

24

Kaplan University-Augusta Campus

Augusta

ME

N/A

4 year

30.77%

# of Students 677

25

Washington County Community College

Calais

ME

$5,329

2 year

55.86%

# of Students 589


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