College Costs in Maine

The 2023 Directory of Maine Colleges and Prices

Maine Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Maine?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Maine was $18,828 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $3,698 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Maine amongst the costliest as the 11th most expensive and 42nd most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $1 from the 2019-2020 average of $18,827 and represents a 0.01% 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 9,043 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,640. Bates College is the most expensive in Maine with an in-state tuition of $59,062.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Maine Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

$59,062 NA NA
Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine

$57,776 NA NA
Central Maine Community College

Auburn, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions

Lewiston, Maine

$13,346 NA NA
Colby College

Waterville, Maine

$58,640 91 98
College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, Maine

$42,993 NA NA
Eastern Maine Community College

Bangor, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Husson University

Bangor, Maine

$15,717 NA NA
Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Landing School of Boat Building and Design

Arundel, Maine

$24,500 NA NA
Maine College of Art

Portland, Maine

$37,960 NA NA
Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine

$11,250 66 61
New England School of Communications

Bangor, Maine

$15,717 NA NA
Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Purdue Global Maine Campus

S Portland, Maine

$13,356 NA NA
Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, Maine

$39,986 52 34
Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Thomas College

Waterville, Maine

$28,110 NA NA
Unity College

Unity, Maine

$11,280 NA NA
University of Maine

Orono, Maine

$11,640 53 59