Public Colleges in Maine

The 2023 Directory of Maine Public Colleges and Costs

Maine Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Maine?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Maine was $8,624 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $532 from the 2019-2020 average of $8,092 and represents a 6.57% 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 9,043 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,640. University of Maine is the most expensive public school in Maine with an in-state tuition of $11,640.

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
Central Maine Community College

Auburn, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Eastern Maine Community College

Bangor, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine

$11,250 66 61
Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
University of Maine

Orono, Maine

$11,640 53 59
University of Maine at Augusta

Augusta, Maine

$7,350 NA NA
University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Maine

$8,640 NA NA
University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine

$7,350 NA NA
University of Maine at Machias

Machias, Maine

$7,350 NA NA
University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine

$7,350 NA NA
University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine

$8,064 43 45
Washington County Community College

Calais, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
York County Community College

Wells, Maine

$2,880 NA NA