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Cheapest Colleges in Maine by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Maine these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Maine list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Maine tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Maine are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Maine? Leading the colleges list is University of Maine at Augusta in Augusta with an in state total cost of $16,208.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Maine's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$16,208
In State Total Cost
1) University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta, Public Not For Profit
- -
$16,875
In State Total Cost
2) University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, Public Not For Profit
20 35
$16,966
In State Total Cost
3) University of Maine at Machias
Machias, Public Not For Profit
- -
$17,049
In State Total Cost
4) University of Maine at Presque Isle
Presque Isle, Public Not For Profit
- -
$17,435
In State Total Cost
5) Purdue Global Maine Campus
S Portland, Private For Profit
- -
$19,612
In State Total Cost
6) University of Southern Maine
Portland, Public Not For Profit
34 52
$19,692
In State Total Cost
7) University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Public Not For Profit
- -
$22,038
In State Total Cost
8) University of Maine
Orono, Public Not For Profit
48 65
$24,388
In State Total Cost
9) Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, Public Not For Profit
53 66
$25,851
In State Total Cost
10) Husson University
Bangor, Private Not For Profit
31 40
$26,451
In State Total Cost
11) New England School of Communications
Bangor, Private Not For Profit
- -
$37,710
In State Total Cost
12) Thomas College
Waterville, Private Not For Profit
- -
$39,250
In State Total Cost
13) Unity College
Unity, Private Not For Profit
- -
$46,870
In State Total Cost
14) Maine College of Art
Portland, Private Not For Profit
- -
$49,090
In State Total Cost
15) Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, Private Not For Profit
36 30
$51,510
In State Total Cost
16) University of New England
Biddeford, Private Not For Profit
49 34
$53,889
In State Total Cost
17) College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Private Not For Profit
- -
$66,820
In State Total Cost
18) Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Private Not For Profit
- -
$67,515
In State Total Cost
19) Colby College
Waterville, Private Not For Profit
97 80
$67,620
In State Total Cost
20) Bates College
Lewiston, Private Not For Profit
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