List of colleges and universities in Maine

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The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Maine.

This list includes all schools that grant degrees at an associates level or higher, and are either accredited or in the process of accreditation by a recognized accrediting agency.


School Location(s) Control Type[1] Enrollment (2005) Founded
Andover College Lewiston and South Portland Private
Associates college 590 1967[2]
Bates College Lewiston Private Liberal arts college 1,699 1855
Beal College Bangor Private
Associates college 373 1891[3]
Bowdoin College Brunswick Private Liberal arts college 1,666 1794
Central Maine Community College Auburn Public Associates college 2,146 1963[4]
Colby College Waterville Private Liberal arts college 1,871 1813
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor Private Liberal arts college 319 1969
Eastern Maine Community College Bangor Public Associates college 1,831 1966[5]
Husson University Bangor and South Portland Private Masters university 2,093 1898
Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield Public Associates college 1,782 1969[6]
Maine College of Art Portland Private School of art 494 1882
Maine Maritime Academy Castine Public Baccalaureate college 839 1941
Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston Private Associates college 124 1891[7]
New England Bible College South Portland Private Not Classified 50-60 1959
Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle Public Associates college 921 1961[8]
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish Private
Masters university 3,000 1912
Southern Maine Community College South Portland Public Associates college 4,487 1946[9]
Thomas College Waterville Private Baccalaureate college 875 1894
Unity College Unity Private Baccalaureate college 528 1965
University of Maine Orono Public Research university 11,435 1865
University of Maine at Augusta Augusta Public Baccalaureate college 5,494 1965
University of Maine at Farmington Farmington Public Baccalaureate college 2,452 1863
University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent Public Baccalaureate college 1,193 1878
University of Maine at Machias Machias Public Liberal arts college 1,149 1909
University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle Public Liberal arts college 1,548 1903
University of New England Biddeford and Portland Private Masters university 3,312 1939
University of Southern Maine Gorham and Portland Public Masters university 8,506 1878
Washington County Community College Calais Public Associates college 394 1969[10]
York County Community College Wells Public Associates college 874 1994[11]

Out-of-state institutions[edit]

Defunct institutions[edit]

School Location(s) Founded Closed Note
Bangor Theological Seminary Bangor 1814 2013
Bliss College Lewiston 1897 1972
Casco Bay College 1911 2009
Eastern State Normal School Castine 1867 1942
Gorham State College Gorham 1878 1970 Merged with the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham after merger in 1970 with Portland campus of University of Maine; later changed to the University of Southern Maine
Immaculate Heart of Mary Institute
John F. Kennedy College Fort Kent 1965 1975
Kents Hill Junior College Kents Hill
LaMennais College Alfred 1951 1959 Moved to Canton, Ohio and became Walsh University.
Mid-State College Augusta 1867 2003 [1]
Nasson College Springvale 1912 1983
New England School of Communications Bangor 1981 2014 Integrated with Husson University
Northern Conservatory of Music Bangor 1929 1972 [2]
Oblate College & Seminary Bar Harbor 1941 1969 The campus is now used by College of the Atlantic
Ricker College Houlton 1848 1978
Westbrook College Portland 1831 1996 Merged with University of New England and became that institution's Portland campus.

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ School types are based on the categorization used by US News, which is a simplification of the 2005 Carnegie Classification. For schools not categorized by US News, the Carnegie Classification is used directly.
  2. ^ Andover College. "About Andover College". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ Beal College. "Course Catalog" (PDF). p. 5. Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  4. ^ Central Maine Community College. "About CM". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  5. ^ Eastern Maine Community College. "Our History". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  6. ^ Kennebec Valley Community College. "Fall 2006 Profile". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  7. ^ "History of the College". Maine College of Health Professions. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ Northern Maine Community College. "About NMCC". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  9. ^ Southern Maine Community College. "History of SMCC". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  10. ^ Washington County Community College. "Student Handbook" (PDF). p. 6. Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  11. ^ York County Community College. "History". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  12. ^ Southern New Hampshire University. "SNHU Maine; Southern New Hampshire University". Retrieved June 3, 2010. 

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