Public Colleges in Maine

The 2021 Directory of Maine Public Colleges and Costs

Maine Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend public college in Maine?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Maine was $8,092 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $216 from the 2018-2019 average of $7,876 and represents a 2.74% annual increase. The list of Maine public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Maine and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 15 public colleges and universities in Maine, the most popular being University of Maine with 8,929 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,000. Maine Maritime Academy is the most expensive public school in Maine with an in-state tuition of $10,764.

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

Explore Maine Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Central Maine Community College

Auburn, Maine

$2,820 NA NA
Eastern Maine Community College

Bangor, Maine

$2,820 NA NA
Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, Maine

$2,820 NA NA
Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine

$10,764 69 44
Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine

$2,820 NA NA
Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine

$2,820 NA NA
University of Maine

Orono, Maine

$9,000 52 48
University of Maine at Augusta

Augusta, Maine

$7,170 NA NA
University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine

$8,429 NA NA
University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine

$7,170 29 15
University of Maine at Machias

Machias, Maine

$7,170 NA NA
University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine

$7,170 NA NA
University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine

$7,868 42 46
Washington County Community College

Calais, Maine

$2,820 NA NA
York County Community College

Wells, Maine

$2,820 NA NA