Maine Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Maine?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Maine was $17,039 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $3,097 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Maine amongst the costliest as the 12th most expensive and 41st most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $435 from the 2015-2016 average of $16,604 and represents a 2.62% annual increase. The list of Maine colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 29 colleges and universities in Maine, the most popular being University of Maine with 8,892 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,370. Bates College is the most expensive in Maine with an in-state tuition of $50,310.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Maine colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Maine or cheap Maine colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore Maine Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Bates College
Lewiston, 1,780 Students
$50,310 - -
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, 1,801 Students
$49,416 - -
Central Maine Community College
Auburn, 1,205 Students
$2,760 - -
Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions
Lewiston, 58 Students
$10,220 - -
Colby College  Best Value
Waterville, 1,879 Students
$48,820 97 80
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, 318 Students
$42,993 - -
Eastern Maine Community College
Bangor, 1,230 Students
$2,760 - -
Husson University
Bangor, 2,310 Students
$15,717 31 40
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, 630 Students
$2,760 - -
Landing School of Boat Building and Design
Arundel, 51 Students
$20,811 - -
Maine College of Art
Portland, 460 Students
$32,192 - -
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, 999 Students
$10,050 53 66
New England School of Communications
Bangor, 505 Students
$15,717 - -
Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, 429 Students
$2,760 - -
Purdue Global Maine Campus
S Portland, 191 Students
$10,620 - -
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, 1,091 Students
$33,600 36 30
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, 2,466 Students
$2,760 - -
Thomas College
Waterville, 893 Students
$24,468 - -
Unity College
Unity, 710 Students
$26,370 - -
University of Maine
Orono, 8,892 Students
$8,370 48 65