Best Engineering colleges in Maine

Why a degree in engineering?

Let’s face it, you’re smart. You passed science and math classes with flying colors, and you are the “go-to” when it comes to computer help. You probably took apart a lot of things in your childhood just to see how they worked. Now here you are, ready to literally build the future.

How to prepare for an engineering degree

Engineering has a lot of positives. As suspected, student debt won’t be a concern since finding an engineering career with a starting salary less than $55,000 or an average salary less than $85,000 is more difficult than learning the RubixCube pattern. If money isn’t your driving factor, how about the 85% of engineers who are satisfied with their jobs*, despite longer workdays.

It’s the challenges every day that keep engineers and their ticking minds happy. So if you think you can hack it out with the best of them, brush the dust off that TI84 and get ready. It really is rocket science.

*Evaluation Enginering, EE-Evaluation Engineering’s 2013 salary survey, http://www.evaluationengineering.com/articles/201308/work-life-balance-key-to-job-satisfaction.php

Best Engineering colleges in Maine for 2021

University of Maine offers 40 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 476 Engineering students graduated with students earning 409 Bachelor's degrees, 36 Master's degrees, 26 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Certificates.

University of Southern Maine offers 10 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 55 Engineering students graduated with students earning 53 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

Colby College
Waterville, ME

Colby College offers 2 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 55 Engineering students graduated with students earning 55 Bachelor's degrees.

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College offers 1 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 30 Engineering students graduated with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees.

University of New England offers 3 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 65 Engineering students graduated with students earning 65 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Maine at Augusta offers 2 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 2 Engineering students graduated with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Engineering colleges in Maine

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Maine Logo University of Maine Orono, ME
3/5
21 : 1 11,561
Southern Maine Community College Logo Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
2/5
66 : 1 6,384
University of Southern Maine Logo University of Southern Maine Portland, ME
3/5
29 : 1 8,429
Maine Maritime Academy Logo Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME
3/5
13 : 1 1,006
Central Maine Community College Logo Central Maine Community College Auburn, ME
2/5
61 : 1 3,218
Colby College Logo Colby College Waterville, ME
5/5
9 : 1 2,003
Bates College Logo Bates College Lewiston, ME
5/5
11 : 1 1,820
Bowdoin College Logo Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME
5/5
8 : 1 1,835
University of New England Logo University of New England Biddeford, ME
5/5
30 : 1 7,483
The Landing School Logo The Landing School Arundel, ME
5/5
8 : 1 54
Eastern Maine Community College Logo Eastern Maine Community College Bangor, ME
2/5
40 : 1 2,457
University of Maine at Farmington Logo University of Maine at Farmington Farmington, ME
3/5
16 : 1 1,930
Unity College Logo Unity College Unity, ME
5/5
21 : 1 931
Northeast Technical Institute Logo Northeast Technical Institute Scarborough, ME     208
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Logo Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish, ME
5/5
25 : 1 1,987
Kennebec Valley Community College Logo Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
2/5
57 : 1 2,406
University of Maine at Augusta Logo University of Maine at Augusta Augusta, ME
3/5
46 : 1 4,361
Northern Maine Community College Logo Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle, ME
2/5
22 : 1 829
University of Maine at Presque Isle Logo University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle, ME
3/5
44 : 1 1,445
University of Maine at Machias Logo University of Maine at Machias Machias, ME
3/5
24 : 1 659

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