University of Maine

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,640
2022 Average Net Price
$17,617
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.74%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94%
15,021 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
12,231
68.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55.2%
1,268 Graduates

About

University of Maine is a higher education institution located in Penobscot County, ME. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Maine were Management Science (132 degrees awarded), Social Work (54 degrees), and General Special Education & Teaching (27 degrees).

In 2022, 2,876 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Maine. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,322 degrees), 24.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maine is $11,640, which is $−18,510 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Maine is $11,640, which is $−18,510 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,617.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending University of Maine received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,640
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Maine was $11,640. The cost of tuition at University of Maine is $−18,510 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,617
2022 Value
2.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Maine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,617. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Maine grew by 2.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,574
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Maine was of $11,574 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.55% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at University of Maine received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.6% with respect to 2021, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.74%
2019 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Maine was 1.74%, which represents 46 out of the 2649 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Maine received 15,021 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.374% annual growth. Out of those 15,021 applicants, 14,114 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94% acceptance rate.

There were 12,231 students enrolled at University of Maine in 2022. 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Maine has an overall enrollment yield of 13.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
14,114
Accepted Out of 15,021

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Maine was 94% (14,114 admissions from 15,021 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 96.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.374%, while admissions declined by −2.22%..

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage (2022)
507
Scores Submitted (2022)

26% of enrolled first-time students at University of Maine in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Maine had a total enrollment of 12,231 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Maine is 8,367 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,864. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at University of Maine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.2% White, 4.55% Hispanic or Latino, 3.22% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 1.67% Black or African American, 0.875% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0327% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Maine in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.6%), followed by White Female (40.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Maine in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,231 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maine is 8,367 and the part-time enrollment is 3,864. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at University of Maine are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Maine was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Maine had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,683 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    557 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    394 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Maine is 79.2% White, 4.55% Hispanic or Latino, 3.22% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 1.67% Black or African American, 0.875% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0327% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 547 students (4.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 250 more women than men received degrees from University of Maine. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Maine is white (2,322 degrees awarded). There were 24.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Maine is Management Science (132 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (54 degrees) and General Special Education & Teaching (27 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Maine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (151 degrees awarded), Engineering (334 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (151 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maine are Software developers (504,883 people), Other managers (409,899 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (382,950 people), Civil engineers (290,209 people), and Mechanical engineers (222,235 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maine in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (151 degrees awarded), Engineering (334 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (151 degrees), Human Sciences (61 degrees), and Physical Sciences (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maine are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Engineering Technologies (151 degrees awarded), Engineering (334 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (151 degrees), Human Sciences (61 degrees), and Physical Sciences (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maine are Computer Systems Design (550,576 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (477,371 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (348,339 people), Construction (333,871 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (303,720 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Engineering Technologies (151 degrees awarded), Engineering (334 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (151 degrees), Human Sciences (61 degrees), and Physical Sciences (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Maine.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 118 degrees awarded
  2. 111 degrees awarded
  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Maine was General Business Administration & Management with 118 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,313
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,563
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,313 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine, which is 0.84 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,563).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 112 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine in Mechanical Engineering, which is 8 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 100 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine in Registered Nursing, which is 7.69 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% of students graduating from University of Maine completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Maine is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.47% of graduates (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,322 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    94 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Maine is white (2,322 degrees awarded). There were 24.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

4.49% of degree recipients (129 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,252 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,070 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Maine is white female (1,252 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1070 degrees).

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Operations

University of Maine has an endowment valued at nearly $456M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.87%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Maine had a total salary expenditure of 452M. University of Maine employs 169 Professors, 164 Associate professors and 128 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Maine are Male Professor (117), Male Associate professor (93), and Female Associate professor (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maine are: Business and Financial Operations, with 305 employees, Service, with 283 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 276 employees.

Endowment

$456M
2022 Endowment
1.77%
growth from 2021

University of Maine has an endowment valued at about $456M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Maine grew 1.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $83.4M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$181M
2022 Salaries
10.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Maine paid a median of $181M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($452M) and a 10.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$55.8M
Instructional Salaries
565
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Maine paid a total of $55.8M to 565 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
169 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
305 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Maine were Professor with 169 employees, Associate professor with 164 employees, and Assistant professor with 128 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maine were Business and Financial Operations with 305 employees, Service with 283 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 276 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Maine was Male Professor with 117 employees, Male Associate professor with 93 employees, and Female Associate professor with 71 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Maine.

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