Best Colleges in Maine

A Coastal Maine-Stay

Go fishing for a career where opportunities abound

Would you take mountains and a coastline view with a side of freshly caught lobster? Butted-up against Canada and bordered on two sides by the Atlantic, Maine is a state full of epic scenery‚Ķand epic education. The majority of Maine's residents live in the greater Portland area, home to 4 college and university campuses. Other campuses across the state - in populous Bangor, Lewiston, Auburn, Orono, Castine, and more—offer leading programs in engineering, business, life and environmental sciences, information and library sciences, and more. With an unemployment rate of 5.6%, lower than the national average, Maine is a state lush with job opportunities in agriculture, business, tourism, and environmental sciences.

The Pine Tree State is home to 83% forestland: Acadia National Park, Appalachian Mountains, and countless coastal cliffs, bays and inlets. Its unique positioning in the most northeastern tip of the United States makes it a national anchor for the transportation, shipbuilding industries, and commercial fishing - especially lobster and clams. So besides deciding on a major, a big question for you here in Maine will be "How do you take your lobster roll?" Wikipedia, "Maine" Bureau of Labor Statistics

*Wikipedia, “Maine” *Bureau of Labor Statistics

Best Four Year Universities in Maine

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Colby College Waterville, ME

Colby College offers 102 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a remote town. In 2015, 711 students graduated with students earning 711 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 University of Maine Orono, ME

University of Maine offers 341 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 2,222 students graduated with students earning 1,713 Bachelor's degrees, 359 Master's degrees, 78 Certificates degrees, and 72 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
3 University of New England Biddeford, ME

University of New England offers 80 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 2,003 students graduated with students earning 808 Master's degrees, 575 Doctoral degrees, 514 Bachelor's degrees, and 106 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College offers 98 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 665 students graduated with students earning 665 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 University of Southern Maine Portland, ME

University of Southern Maine offers 196 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small city. In 2015, 2,128 students graduated with students earning 1,278 Bachelor's degrees, 630 Master's degrees, 129 Certificates degrees, 90 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Based on 20 Reviews
6 Bates College Lewiston, ME

Bates College offers 86 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 622 students graduated with students earning 622 Bachelor's degrees.

7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish, ME

Saint Joseph's College of Maine offers 67 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 702 students graduated with students earning 373 Master's degrees, 311 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Certificates degrees, and 8 Associate's degrees.

8 Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME

Maine Maritime Academy offers 11 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a far away rural. In 2015, 245 students graduated with students earning 233 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

9 University of Maine at Farmington Farmington, ME

University of Maine at Farmington offers 80 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 483 students graduated with students earning 424 Bachelor's degrees, 39 Certificates degrees, and 20 Master's degrees.

10 University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent, ME

University of Maine at Fort Kent offers 22 Degree programs. It's a very small public university in a remote rural. In 2015, 196 students graduated with students earning 158 Bachelor's degrees, and 38 Associate's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Maine

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston, ME

Maine College of Health Professions offers 7 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a small city. In 2015, 135 students graduated with students earning 84 Associate's degrees, and 51 Certificates degrees.

2 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME

Southern Maine Community College offers 62 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 894 students graduated with students earning 864 Associate's degrees, and 30 Certificates degrees.

3 Eastern Maine Community College Bangor, ME

Eastern Maine Community College offers 54 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small city. In 2015, 504 students graduated with students earning 406 Associate's degrees, and 98 Certificates degrees.

4 Central Maine Community College Auburn, ME

Central Maine Community College offers 34 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 522 students graduated with students earning 481 Associate's degrees, and 41 Certificates degrees.

5 Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME

Kennebec Valley Community College offers 45 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 499 students graduated with students earning 346 Associate's degrees, and 153 Certificates degrees.

6 The Landing School Arundel, ME

The Landing School offers 6 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 85 students graduated with students earning 74 Certificates degrees, and 11 Associate's degrees.

7 Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle, ME

Northern Maine Community College offers 49 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 241 students graduated with students earning 201 Associate's degrees, and 40 Certificates degrees.

8 York County Community College Wells, ME

York County Community College offers 22 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 236 students graduated with students earning 205 Associate's degrees, and 31 Certificates degrees.

9 Washington County Community College Calais, ME

Washington County Community College offers 37 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 207 students graduated with students earning 146 Certificates degrees, and 61 Associate's degrees.

10 Beal College Bangor, ME

Beal College offers 15 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a small city. In 2015, 166 students graduated with students earning 156 Associate's degrees, and 10 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Colby College Colby College Waterville, ME
5/5
10 : 1 1,857
University of Maine University of Maine Orono, ME
3/5
20 : 1 10,922
University of New England University of New England Biddeford, ME
5/5
22 : 1 7,794
Bowdoin College Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME
5/5
9 : 1 1,799
University of Southern Maine University of Southern Maine Portland, ME
2/5
22 : 1 7,739
Bates College Bates College Lewiston, ME
5/5
11 : 1 1,792
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish, ME
5/5
19 : 1 2,581
University Logo Husson University Bangor, ME
4/5
23 : 1 3,416
Maine Maritime Academy Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME
3/5
12 : 1 1,028
University of Maine at Farmington University of Maine at Farmington Farmington, ME
3/5
16 : 1 2,016
University of Maine at Fort Kent University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent, ME
2/5
34 : 1 1,559
Maine College of Health Professions Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston, ME
3/5
10 : 1 199
Unity College Unity College Unity, ME
5/5
14 : 1 665
Southern Maine Community College Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
2/5
28 : 1 6,045
College of the Atlantic College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME
5/5
14 : 1 348
Eastern Maine Community College Eastern Maine Community College Bangor, ME
2/5
21 : 1 2,732
Central Maine Community College Central Maine Community College Auburn, ME
2/5
29 : 1 2,984
Kennebec Valley Community College Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
2/5
34 : 1 2,450
University of Maine at Augusta University of Maine at Augusta Augusta, ME
2/5
33 : 1 4,683
The Landing School The Landing School Arundel, ME
4/5
15 : 1 74
Thomas College Thomas College Waterville, ME
5/5
32 : 1 1,367
University of Maine at Machias University of Maine at Machias Machias, ME
2/5
19 : 1 786
University Logo Cosmotech School of Cosmetology Westbrook, ME 11 : 1 31
Northern Maine Community College Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle, ME
2/5
17 : 1 931
University of Maine at Presque Isle University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle, ME
2/5
23 : 1 1,289

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