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Maine Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Maine?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Maine was $7,876 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $448 from the 2015-2016 average of $7,428 and represents a 6.03% 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 $8,790. Maine Maritime Academy is the most expensive public school in Maine with an in-state tuition of $10,450.

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
Central Maine Community College
Auburn, 1,158 Students
$2,820 - -
Eastern Maine Community College
Bangor, 1,003 Students
$2,820 - -
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, 573 Students
$2,820 - -
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, 967 Students
$10,450 75 72
Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, 404 Students
$2,820 - -
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, 2,250 Students
$2,820 - -
University of Maine
Orono, 8,929 Students
$8,790 49 64
University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta, 1,406 Students
$6,990 - -
University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, 1,564 Students
$8,220 - -
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, 581 Students
$6,990 16 26
University of Maine at Machias
Machias, 345 Students
$6,990 - -
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Presque Isle, 672 Students
$6,990 - -
University of Southern Maine
Portland, 4,707 Students
$7,588 32 64
Washington County Community College
Calais, 213 Students
$2,820 - -
York County Community College
Wells, 421 Students
$2,820 - -