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Maine Business Colleges

24 Colleges
2,053 Yearly Graduations
$67,810 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,986 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Maine ranked #48 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 2,053 students received some type of diploma that year. Maine colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,953 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $21,565 per year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,496 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
378 Yearly Degrees
$11,744 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,741 students at UMaine in total, 9,465 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,847 are full-time. It takes the average UMaine undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

63% of UMaine students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,790 a year. UMaine has a 4.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,800 during the early-career years.

#2

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
374 Yearly Degrees
$19,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,473 students at Husson in total, 2,679 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,264 are full-time. For undergraduates at Husson, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,768 a year. Husson has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#3

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
341 Yearly Degrees
$9,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,022 students at University of Southern Maine in total, 6,098 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,773 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Southern Maine is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at University of Southern Maine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,747 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$28,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,705 students at Thomas College in total, 1,601 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 756 are full-time. It takes the average Thomas College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

95% of Thomas College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,642 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Thomas College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$3,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,789 students at SMCC in total, 1,993 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

39% of SMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,418 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,300 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$38,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,967 students at Saint Joseph’s Maine in total, 1,329 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 853 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,486 a year. Saint Joseph’s Maine has a 4.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Joseph’s Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Colby College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$59,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Colby College is 2,155, which includes 2,155 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Colby, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 10% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

12% of Colby students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,718 a year. Colby has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$8,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,165 undergraduates at UMA, of which 1,469 are full-time, and there are 4,202 students altogether. It takes the average UMA undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

45% of UMA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,508 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$56,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,776 full-time undergraduates at Bowdoin, and 1,777 students altogether. For undergraduates at Bowdoin, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The acceptance rate at Bowdoin is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 15% of students at Bowdoin take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,571 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$3,844 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Maine Community College is 3,115, which includes 940 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at Central Maine Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,814 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Central Maine Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$57,353 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,876 full-time undergraduates at Bates, and 1,876 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Only 14% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 16% of students at Bates take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,795 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bates is $43,100.

#12

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees
$8,585 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 713 full-time undergraduates at UMPI, and 1,467 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMPI is 4.4 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at UMPI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,338 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMPI is $26,800.

#13

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$14,058 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 928 undergraduates at Maine Maritime, of which 901 are full-time, and there are 941 students altogether. For undergraduates at Maine Maritime, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 52% of students who apply get accepted. Around 75% of accepted students are men, and 25% are women.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,383 a year. Maine Maritime has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Maine Maritime is $75,200.

#13

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$3,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 775 students at Northern Maine Community College in total, 347 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at Northern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,108 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$3,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at York County Community College is 1,575, which includes 349 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,818 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$3,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,042 students at Eastern Maine Community College in total, 764 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at Eastern Maine Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,775 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Maine Community College is $28,600.

Public Public vs. Private
30 Yearly Degrees
$3,882 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 515 full-time undergraduates at Kennebec Valley Community College, and 2,297 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

34% of Kennebec Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,803 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#18

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$9,572 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,582 undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, of which 1,414 are full-time, and there are 1,862 students altogether. It takes the average UMaine Farmington undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,729 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMaine Farmington with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$38,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,065 undergraduates at UNE, of which 2,292 are full-time, and there are 7,208 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNE is 4.1 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

96% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,996 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

#20

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$8,475 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,624 students at UMFK in total, 526 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,101 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMFK is $31,700.

#21

Beal College

Bangor, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
14 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Beal College is 493, which includes 493 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Beal College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $13,147 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Beal College is $22,700.

Public Public vs. Private
9 Yearly Degrees
$8,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 762 students at University of Maine-Machias in total, 274 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Maine-Machias undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,201 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
7 Yearly Degrees
$3,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washington County Community College is 354, which includes 160 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,207 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Washington County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Unity College

Unity, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1 Yearly Degrees
$12,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,193 undergraduates at Unity, of which 1,193 are full-time, and there are 1,429 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Unity is 4.2 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,052 a year. Unity has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Unity is $26,100.

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