Maine Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend private college in Maine?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Maine was $35,883 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $2,868 from the 2015-2016 average of $33,015 and represents a 8.69% annual increase. The list of Maine private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 14 private colleges and universities in Maine, the most popular being University of New England with 5,331 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $36,300. Bates College is the most expensive private school in Maine with an in-state tuition of $53,794.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Maine Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Bates College
Lewiston, 1,832 Students
$53,794 - -
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, 1,825 Students
$53,418 - -
Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions
Lewiston, 48 Students
$10,720 - -
Colby College  Best Value
Waterville, 2,000 Students
$52,890 96 79
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, 322 Students
$42,993 - -
Husson University
Bangor, 2,310 Students
$15,717 32 41
Landing School of Boat Building and Design
Arundel, 61 Students
$19,840 - -
Maine College of Art
Portland, 439 Students
$34,320 - -
New England School of Communications
Bangor, 505 Students
$15,717 - -
Purdue Global Maine Campus
S Portland, 105 Students
$13,356 - -
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, 1,102 Students
$35,650 39 34
Thomas College
Waterville, 833 Students
$25,960 - -
Unity College
Unity, 770 Students
$27,960 - -
University of New England
Biddeford, 5,331 Students
$36,300 51 35