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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 $16,604 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $3,018 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 $475 from the 2014-2015 average of $16,129 and represents a 2.95% 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 8,905 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 $48,435.

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 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Maine Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Bates College
Lewiston, 1,792 Students
$48,435 n/a n/a
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, 1,794 Students
$47,744 n/a n/a
Central Maine Community College
Auburn, 1,263 Students
$2,700 n/a n/a
Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions
Lewiston, 60 Students
$9,310 n/a n/a
Colby College  Best Value
Waterville, 1,857 Students
$47,060 96 80
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, 337 Students
$41,535 n/a n/a
Eastern Maine Community College
Bangor, 1,290 Students
$2,700 n/a n/a
Husson University
Bangor, 2,310 Students
$15,717 31 39
Kaplan University Maine Campus
S Portland, 304 Students
$10,620 n/a n/a
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, 654 Students
$2,700 n/a n/a
Landing School of Boat Building and Design
Arundel, 74 Students
$20,107 n/a n/a
Maine College of Art
Portland, 445 Students
$31,560 n/a n/a
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, 994 Students
$9,760 67 73
New England School of Communications
Bangor, 505 Students
$15,717 n/a n/a
Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, 403 Students
$2,700 n/a n/a
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, 994 Students
$32,620 51 50
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, 2,618 Students
$2,700 n/a n/a
Thomas College
Waterville, 868 Students
$23,640 n/a n/a
Unity College
Unity, 638 Students
$25,600 n/a n/a
University of Maine
Orono, 8,905 Students
$8,370 54 69

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