Beal College

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Beal College
Bangor Business College
Motto Sed vitae discimus
Established 1891
Type Private
President Allen T. Stehle
Academic staff
Students 600
Location Bangor, Maine, USA
44°47′10.84″N 68°47′6.77″W / 44.7863444°N 68.7852139°W / 44.7863444; -68.7852139Coordinates: 44°47′10.84″N 68°47′6.77″W / 44.7863444°N 68.7852139°W / 44.7863444; -68.7852139
Campus suburban (20 acres)
Colors Dark Blue & Light Blue & White               
Nickname Bulldogs
Mascot Bulldog

Beal College is a small private proprietary college located in Bangor, Maine, USA.


Founded in 1891, the College was originally named Bangor Business College but was later named after its primary founder, Mary Beal.[1] It was first located in downtown Bangor, before later moving to a larger facility in 1972. Beal moved to a new campus in 2004.


The Latin motto on Beal College's seal is "sed vitae discimus", a short form of Non scholae, sed vitae discimus. This Latin phrase is apt for a career college as it translates "We do not learn for the school, but for life", meaning that one should not gain knowledge and skill to please a teacher or master, but because of the benefits they will gain in their life.


The College specializes in associate-level degree programs in business, medical, law enforcement and other high-demand service fields. Beal uses neither a semester system nor a quarter system, but rather the 8-week modular "Mod" system, essentially equal to half-semesters. An academic year is thus divided into 6 equal terms, allowing easier entry than traditional semester programs starting only in September and January.

Beal is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).[2] The Medical Assisting program is further accredited[3] by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and graduates can receive official certification status. Accounting degree recipients can qualify for the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT) exams,[4] whence comes the ABA professional designation.

Programs at the bachelor's degree level include:

  • Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement

Programs at the associate degree level include:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice: Conservation Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Administrative Specialist
  • Medical Assisting
  • Social and Human Services Assisting

Programs at the one-year certificate level include:

  • Substance Abuse Counseling


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