Maine Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Maine?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Maine was $7,762 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $334 from the 2015-2016 average of $7,428 and represents a 4.5% 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 8,892 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,580. Maine Maritime Academy is the most expensive public school in Maine with an in-state tuition of $10,250.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Maine Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Central Maine Community College
Auburn, 1,205 Students
$2,760 - -
Eastern Maine Community College
Bangor, 1,230 Students
$2,760 - -
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, 630 Students
$2,760 - -
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, 999 Students
$10,250 53 66
Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, 429 Students
$2,760 - -
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, 2,466 Students
$2,760 - -
University of Maine
Orono, 8,892 Students
$8,580 48 65
University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta, 1,436 Students
$6,840 - -
University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, 1,662 Students
$8,576 - -
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, 668 Students
$6,840 20 35
University of Maine at Machias
Machias, 420 Students
$6,840 - -
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Presque Isle, 704 Students
$6,840 - -
University of Southern Maine
Portland, 4,396 Students
$7,336 34 52
Washington County Community College
Calais, 225 Students
$2,760 - -
York County Community College
Wells, 427 Students
$2,760 - -