Maine Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in Maine

The Maine Senate reports the state is recognized as one of the most healthful, beautiful and interesting places in the nation. In addition, Maine offers an impressive range of educational opportunities. There are the seven campuses that make up the University of Maine system and eight community colleges. In addition, there are more than 20 private colleges in Maine that can provide you with opportunities to train in the arts, communications, technology management, veterinary technology and much more.

Growing industries in Maine

Agriculture has traditionally been the mainstay of the Maine economy. Lobster fishing, logging and farming are an integral part of the state's heritage. But you're looking for the jobs of the future, right? In that case, the Maine Department of Labor indicates you should have your sights set on degree programs for the service sector. From 2008 to 2018, nearly 80 percent of new jobs should be created in education and health services, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality services.

There are already many fast-growing occupations in Maine that require a college degree and that could be right for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean earned wages for some of these hot jobs were:

  1. Computer software engineers, applications: $72,400
  2. Financial examiners: $61,140
  3. Network systems and data communications analysts:$58,910
  4. Medical scientists: $115,470
  5. Physicians assistants: $84,090
  6. Veterinarians: $80,060

If you want to stay in such a fantastic state to pursue your career, consider gaining the skills that you need through one of the universities and colleges in Maine.

See also: Maine Vocational Schools and Career Training

Directory of Maine Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Maine

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Other Colleges & Universities in Maine

Bates College
Lewiston, Maine www.bates.edu
Beal College
Bangor, Maine www.bealcollege.edu
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine www.bowdoin.edu
Central Maine Community College
Auburn, Maine www.cmcc.edu
Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing
Lewiston, Maine www.cmmcson.edu
Colby College
Waterville, Maine www.colby.edu
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Maine www.coa.edu
Eastern Maine Community College
Bangor, Maine www.emcc.edu
Husson College
Bangor, Maine www.husson.edu
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, Maine
Maine College of Art
Portland, Maine www.meca.edu
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, Maine www.mainemaritime.edu
New England School of Communications
Bangor, Maine www.nescom.edu
Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, Maine www.nmcc.edu
Saint Joseph's College
Standish, Maine www.sjcme.edu
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, Maine www.smccme.edu
Thomas College
Waterville, Maine www.thomas.edu
Unity College
Unity, Maine www.unity.edu
University of Maine
Orono, Maine www.umaine.edu
University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta, Maine www.uma.edu
University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Maine www.umf.maine.edu
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, Maine www.umfk.maine.edu
University of Maine at Machias
Machias, Maine www.umm.maine.edu
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Presque Isle, Maine www.umpi.edu
University of New England
Biddeford, Maine www.une.edu
University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine www.usm.maine.edu
Washington County Community College
Calais, Maine www.wccc.me.edu
York County Community College
Wells, Maine www.yccc.edu
Maine Media College
Rockport, Maine
Maine Technical College System
New England Bible College
South Portland, Maine
University of Maine System
Bangor