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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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Accredited
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  • Flexible Scheduling
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  • Transferable Credits
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
  • 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.
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  • Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
  • 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Its career-focused online and hybrid programs are designed to address the skills gap in America.
  • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
  • Offers over 150 self-paced, career-relevant programs that are connected to a supportive 24/7 online community of students and faculty.
  • Profiled in many publications such as The Boston Globe, Fox Business, and  Inside Higher Ed.
  • Founding member of the National Home Study Council in 1926 (now DETC).
  • Nearly 25,000 graduates each year.
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  • Its career-focused online and hybrid programs are designed to address the skills gap in America.
  • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
  • Offers over 150 self-paced, career-relevant programs that are connected to a supportive 24/7 online community of students and faculty.
  • Profiled in many publications such as The Boston Globe, Fox Business, and  Inside Higher Ed.
  • Founding member of the National Home Study Council in 1926 (now DETC).
  • Nearly 25,000 graduates each year.
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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