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Maine Business Colleges

24 Colleges
2,053 Yearly Graduations
$69,265 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,647 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Maine is ranked #48 in the country with 2,053 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $17,316 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $21,790 a year.

An estimated 57% of college students in Maine take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,912 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
378 Yearly Degrees
$11,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,561 students at UMaine in total, 9,430 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,060 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMaine, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at UMaine take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,114 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine is $33,800.

#2

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
374 Yearly Degrees
$18,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,872 undergraduates at Husson, of which 2,404 are full-time, and there are 3,744 students altogether. It takes the average Husson undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

84% of Husson students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,580 a year. Husson has a 8.1% 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
$9,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,675 undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, of which 4,062 are full-time, and there are 8,429 students altogether. It takes the average University of Southern Maine undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

60% of University of Southern Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,833 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#4

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$27,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,819 undergraduates at Thomas College, of which 752 are full-time, and there are 1,949 students altogether. For undergraduates at Thomas College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,288 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average 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
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Maine Community College is 6,384, which includes 2,347 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SMCC is $27,300.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$36,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,987 students at Saint Joseph’s Maine in total, 1,317 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 880 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

81% of Saint Joseph’s Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,832 a year. Saint Joseph’s Maine has a 3.3% 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 $39,900 during the early-career years.

#7

Colby College

Waterville, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$57,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,003 students at Colby in total, 2,003 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Colby. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

This a very selective school with only 16% of students getting accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

15% of Colby students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,079 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colby is $42,700.

Public Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$8,168 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,414 full-time undergraduates at UMA, and 4,361 students altogether. It takes the average UMA undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

56% of UMA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,420 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMA is $23,900.

#8

Bowdoin College

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

There are 1,834 full-time undergraduates at Bowdoin, and 1,835 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Bowdoin is 96%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The acceptance rate at Bowdoin is 14%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

18% of Bowdoin students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,044 a year. Bowdoin has a 2.5% 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 $44,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,218 students at Central Maine Technical College in total, 1,198 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,076 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Maine Technical College is $27,900.

#11

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$55,683 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bates College is 1,820, which includes 1,820 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Bates is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The acceptance rate at Bates is 22%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

22% of Bates students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,046 a year. Bates has a 1.4% 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 Bates is $43,100.

#12

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees
$8,330 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 616 full-time undergraduates at UMPI, and 1,445 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at UMPI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,880 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMPI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$13,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 992 undergraduates at Maine Maritime, of which 967 are full-time, and there are 1,006 students altogether. It takes the average Maine Maritime undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 85% are men and 15% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,964 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $75,200 during the early-career years.

#13

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$3,741 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 384 full-time undergraduates at Northern Maine Community College, and 829 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

44% of Northern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,114 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$3,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,630 students at York County Community College in total, 382 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

18% of York County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,634 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 York County Community College is $24,400.

Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$3,818 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,018 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Maine Community College, and 2,457 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

49% of Eastern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
30 Yearly Degrees
$3,817 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,406 students at Kennebec Valley Community College in total, 564 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

41% of Kennebec Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,794 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kennebec Valley Community College is $26,900.

#18

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$9,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,930 students at UMaine Farmington in total, 1,674 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,505 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMaine Farmington, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,238 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine Farmington is $27,200.

#19

University of New England

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

The total student population at University of New England is 7,483, of which 4,275 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,425 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNE is 4.1 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,248 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNE is $36,400.

#20

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$8,295 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 552 full-time undergraduates at UMFK, and 1,589 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,284 a year. UMFK has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMFK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Beal College

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

The total student population at Beal College is 390, which includes 390 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,046 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% 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
$8,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maine at Machias is 659, which includes 325 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Maine-Machias is 4.5 years.

41% of University of Maine-Machias students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,166 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% 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
$3,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washington County Community College is 403, which includes 204 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at Washington County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,784 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

#24

Unity College

Unity, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1 Yearly Degrees
$30,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Unity College is 931, of which 787 students are undergraduates and of those, 666 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at Unity take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,048 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

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