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Cheapest Colleges in Maine by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Maine are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Maine? Leading the colleges list is University of Maine at Augusta in Augusta with an in state tuition of $6,510.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Maine's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$6,510
In State Tuition
1) University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,578
In State Tuition
2) University of Southern Maine
Portland, Public Not For Profit
31 47
$6,600
In State Tuition
3) University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, Public Not For Profit
15 13
$6,600
In State Tuition
4) University of Maine at Presque Isle
Presque Isle, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,660
In State Tuition
5) University of Maine at Machias
Machias, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$7,830
In State Tuition
6) University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$8,370
In State Tuition
7) University of Maine
Orono, Public Not For Profit
54 69
$10,050
In State Tuition
8) Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, Public Not For Profit
67 73
$10,620
In State Tuition
9) Kaplan University Maine Campus
S Portland, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,717
In State Tuition
10) Husson University
Bangor, Private Not For Profit
31 39
$15,717
In State Tuition
11) New England School of Communications
Bangor, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$24,468
In State Tuition
12) Thomas College
Waterville, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$26,370
In State Tuition
13) Unity College
Unity, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$32,192
In State Tuition
14) Maine College of Art
Portland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$33,600
In State Tuition
15) Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, Private Not For Profit
51 50
$34,380
In State Tuition
16) University of New England
Biddeford, Private Not For Profit
56 42
$42,993
In State Tuition
17) College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$48,820
In State Tuition
18) Colby College
Waterville, Private Not For Profit
96 80
$49,416
In State Tuition
19) Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$50,310
In State Tuition
20) Bates College
Lewiston, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a