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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

Best Four Year Universities in Portland Maine

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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.

5 Maine College of Art Portland, ME

Maine College of Art offers 13 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 95 students graduated with students earning 80 Bachelor's degrees, and 15 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Kaplan University-Maine Campus S Portland, ME

Kaplan University-Maine Campus offers 76 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 374 students graduated with students earning 221 Associate's degrees, 112 Bachelor's degrees, 25 Certificates degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Portland Maine

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 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.

2 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.

3 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.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
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
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish, ME
5/5
19 : 1 2,581
Southern Maine Community College Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
2/5
28 : 1 6,045
The Landing School The Landing School Arundel, ME
4/5
15 : 1 74
University Logo Cosmotech School of Cosmetology Westbrook, ME 11 : 1 31
Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus Sanford, ME 21 : 1 147
York County Community College York County Community College Wells, ME
2/5
28 : 1 1,758
Maine College of Art Maine College of Art Portland, ME
5/5
11 : 1 468
Northeast Technical Institute Northeast Technical Institute Scarborough, ME 20 : 1 477
InterCoast Career Institute-South Portland InterCoast Career Institute-South Portland South Portland, ME 5 : 1 18
University Logo Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook Westbrook, ME 15 : 1 184
Kaplan University-Maine Campus Kaplan University-Maine Campus S Portland, ME
3/5
47 : 1 986
University Logo Empire Beauty School-Maine Portland, ME 15 : 1 244
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts Portland, ME 32 : 1 64

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