I will rise again is Portland's motto, and it will raise you to new heights when you go back to school. There are 7 different postsecondary institutions, which have a range of degree options from Biochemistry to Athletic Training and Illustration to Early Childhood Education. Being the largest port in the state, Portland is Maine's economic capital. It has the largest population and boasts an unemployment rate that is 2% below the national average. Trade, transportation, education, and healthcare account for 39% of the city's jobs, so degrees in education, healthcare, or business will have jobs just waiting for you.
Forbes named Portland the "Most Livable City", and there are several reasons why. First, Portland has the most restaurants per capita and was named a food destination by the New York Times. They also have a farmer's market that's been around since 1768. The city has a network of over 70 miles of trails for walking, hiking, and biking, and they close down a whole street, Baxter Boulevard, every Sunday May-November for people to enjoy the views. There are events nearly each night, and the Arts District on Congress is home to a range of theaters and museums. So get out and enjoy the city that will get you off your feet with everything there is to do.*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, "Portland, Maine" *National Center for Education Statistics *trails.org
Saint Joseph's College of Maine offers 83 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 577 students graduated with students earning 311 Bachelor's degrees, 196 Master's degrees, 66 Certificates, and 4 Associate's degrees.
University of New England offers 72 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 1,848 students graduated with students earning 783 Master's degrees, 511 Bachelor's degrees, 475 Doctoral degrees, and 79 Certificates.
University of Southern Maine offers 205 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,679 students graduated with students earning 1,069 Bachelor's degrees, 419 Master's degrees, 104 Certificates, and 87 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME||8 : 1||1,835|
|The Landing School Arundel, ME||8 : 1||54|
|Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish, ME||25 : 1||1,987|
|University of New England Biddeford, ME||30 : 1||7,483|
|Maine College of Art Portland, ME||21 : 1||497|
|University of Southern Maine Portland, ME||29 : 1||8,429|
|Northeast Technical Institute Scarborough, ME||208|
|Empire Beauty School-Maine Portland, ME||132|
|Harris School of Business-Sanford Campus Sanford, ME||71|
|Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook Westbrook, ME||231|
|York County Community College Wells, ME||96 : 1||1,630|
|Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME||66 : 1||6,384|
|Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts Portland, ME||90 : 1||90|