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Cheapest Colleges in Maine by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Maine but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Maine for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 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 Kaplan University Maine Campus in S Portland with an out of state total cost of $16,521.

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 Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$16,521
Out of State Total Cost
1) Kaplan University Maine Campus
S Portland, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$20,010
Out of State Total Cost
2) University of Maine at Presque Isle
Presque Isle, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$20,115
Out of State Total Cost
3) University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, Public Not For Profit
15 13
$25,448
Out of State Total Cost
4) University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$25,851
Out of State Total Cost
5) Husson University
Bangor, Private Not For Profit
31 39
$26,451
Out of State Total Cost
6) New England School of Communications
Bangor, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$27,025
Out of State Total Cost
7) University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$28,616
Out of State Total Cost
8) University of Maine at Machias
Machias, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$29,688
Out of State Total Cost
9) University of Southern Maine
Portland, Public Not For Profit
31 47
$36,750
Out of State Total Cost
10) Thomas College
Waterville, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$37,188
Out of State Total Cost
11) Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, Public Not For Profit
67 73
$38,170
Out of State Total Cost
12) Unity College
Unity, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$40,662
Out of State Total Cost
13) University of Maine
Orono, Public Not For Profit
54 69
$45,044
Out of State Total Cost
14) Maine College of Art
Portland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$47,690
Out of State Total Cost
15) Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, Private Not For Profit
51 50
$50,280
Out of State Total Cost
16) University of New England
Biddeford, Private Not For Profit
56 42
$53,889
Out of State Total Cost
17) College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$64,340
Out of State Total Cost
18) Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$64,792
Out of State Total Cost
19) Colby College
Waterville, Private Not For Profit
96 80
$65,300
Out of State Total Cost
20) Bates College
Lewiston, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a