Maine Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Maine by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Maine by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Maine but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Maine for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Maine list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Maine tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Maine are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Maine? Leading the colleges list is Purdue Global Maine Campus in S Portland with an out of state total cost of $19,302.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Maine's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Purdue Global Maine Campus

S Portland, Private For Profit

$19,302 NA NA
#2 University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Public Not For Profit

$22,016 NA NA
#3 University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Public Not For Profit

$22,035 29 15
#4 University of Maine at Machias

Machias, Public Not For Profit

$25,096 NA NA
#5 Husson University

Bangor, Private Not For Profit

$25,851 NA NA
#6 New England School of Communications

Bangor, Private Not For Profit

$26,451 NA NA
#7 University of Maine at Augusta

Augusta, Public Not For Profit

$27,538 NA NA
#8 University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, Public Not For Profit

$30,316 NA NA
#9 University of Southern Maine

Portland, Public Not For Profit

$32,606 42 46
#10 Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Public Not For Profit

$39,336 69 44
#11 Thomas College

Waterville, Private Not For Profit

$39,940 NA NA
#12 Unity College

Unity, Private Not For Profit

$41,530 NA NA
#13 University of Maine

Orono, Public Not For Profit

$43,714 52 48
#14 Maine College of Art

Portland, Private Not For Profit

$50,444 NA NA
#15 Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, Private Not For Profit

$52,010 41 16
#16 College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, Private Not For Profit

$53,889 NA NA
#17 University of New England

Biddeford, Private Not For Profit

$54,560 54 23
#18 Bates College

Lewiston, Private Not For Profit

$72,288 NA NA
#19 Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Private Not For Profit

$72,550 NA NA
#20 Colby College

Waterville, Private Not For Profit

$72,800 91 98