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15 Colleges
$49,131 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,067 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Maine is ranked #43 in the country with 1,262 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $12,283 per year to get their degree at a college in Maine, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,394 per year.

An estimated 48% of college students in Maine take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,767 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
$10,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
47% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Southern Maine is 8,022, of which 6,098 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,773 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,262 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,482 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$8,542 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
39% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Maine at Fort Kent is 1,624, which includes 526 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

39% of UMFK students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,654 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,092 during the early-career years.

#3

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$40,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
85% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of New England is 7,208, of which 4,065 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,292 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNE, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

85% of UNE students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,651 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNE is $51,246.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$41,586 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
85% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,329 undergraduates at Saint Joseph’s Maine, of which 853 are full-time, and there are 1,967 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Saint Joseph’s Maine is 4.1 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

85% of Saint Joseph’s Maine students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,039 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,603 during the early-career years.

#5

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$21,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
83% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Husson University is 3,473, of which 2,679 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,264 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Husson take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,450 a year. Husson has a 1.4% 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 $36,926 during the early-career years.

#6

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
$3,797 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
22% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Southern Maine Community College is 5,789, which includes 1,993 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,399 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,702 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
$12,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
55% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Maine is 11,741, of which 9,465 students 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 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,903 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMaine is $41,321.

#8

Beal College

Bangor, Maine
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
73% Freshmen Loans

There are 493 full-time undergraduates at Beal College, and 493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,512 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 $28,704 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$3,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
31% Freshmen Loans

There are 940 full-time undergraduates at Central Maine Technical College, and 3,115 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,795 a year. Central Maine Technical College has a 3.0% 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 $31,137 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$3,877 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
22% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Eastern Maine Community College is 2,042, which includes 764 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

22% of Eastern Maine Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,217 a year. Eastern Maine Community College has a 5.0% 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 Eastern Maine Community College is $31,456.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$16,238 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
38% Freshmen Loans

There are 69 full-time undergraduates at MCHP, and 216 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 18% of accepted students are men, and 82% are women.

Roughly 38% of students at MCHP take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,443 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCHP is $56,293.

Public Public vs. Private
$3,687 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
24% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 2,297, which includes 515 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,945 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,967 during the early-career years.

#13

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
$3,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
24% Freshmen Loans

There are 347 full-time undergraduates at Northern Maine Community College, and 775 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,235 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Northern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,902 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$8,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
39% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Maine at Augusta is 4,202, of which 4,165 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,469 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMA is 4.5 years.

39% of UMA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,675 a year. UMA has a 3.0% 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 $33,268 during the early-career years.

#15

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine
Public Public vs. Private
$8,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
54% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Maine at Presque Isle is 1,467, which includes 713 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

54% of UMPI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,320 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMPI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,170 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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