List of colleges and universities in Maine

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Bowdoin College's Massachusetts Hall

There are thirty institutions of higher learning in Maine.[1] These institutions include the University of Maine, which is the oldest, largest and only research university in the state. UMaine was founded in 1865 and is the state's only land grant and sea grant college. The University of Maine is located in the town of Orono and is the flagship of the University of Maine System. There are also branch campuses in Augusta, Farmington, Fort Kent, Machias, and Presque Isle.[2]

Bowdoin College is a liberal arts college founded in 1794 in Brunswick, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. Colby College in Waterville was founded in 1813 making it the second oldest college in Maine.[3] Bates College in Lewiston was founded in 1855 making it the third oldest institution in the state and the oldest coeducational college in New England. The three colleges collectively form the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Consortium and are ranked among the best colleges in the United States; often placing in the top 10% of all liberal arts colleges.[4][5][6]

The largest university is the University of Maine enrolling approximately 11,000 students annually, and the smallest university is the Maine College of Health Professions with a total of 124 student enrolled annually. The University of Maine is home to the state's only NCAA Division 1 athletic program, The Maine Black Bears. The collegiate system of Maine also includes numerous baccalaureate colleges such as: the Maine Maritime Academcy (MMA), Unity College, and Thomas College. There is only one medical school in the state, University of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine was founded in 1972 and confers Master, D.O., and Ph.D degrees. There is only one law school as well, The University of Maine School of Law was founded in 1962 and currently enrolls approximately 250 students.[7]

Open institutions[edit]

School Location(s) Control Type[8] Enrollment (2015) Founded
Andover College Lewiston and South Portland Private
(for-profit)
Associates college 590 1967[9]
Bates College Lewiston Private Liberal arts college 1,791[10] 1855
Beal College Bangor Private
(for-profit)
Associates college 373 1891[11]
Bowdoin College Brunswick Private Liberal arts college 1,794[12] 1794
Central Maine Community College Auburn Public Associates college 2,146 1963[13]
Colby College Waterville Private Liberal arts college 1,847[14] 1813
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor Private Liberal arts college 378[15] 1969
Eastern Maine Community College Bangor Public Associates college 1,831 1966[16]
Husson University Bangor and South Portland Private Masters university 2,800[17] 1898
Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield Public Associates college 1,782 1969[18]
Maine College of Art Portland Private School of art 427[19] 1882
Maine Maritime Academy Castine Public Baccalaureate college 1,031[19] 1941
Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston Private Associates college 124 1891[20]
New England Bible College South Portland Private Not Classified 50-60 1959
Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle Public Associates college 921 1961[21]
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish Private Masters university 3,000[19] 1912
Southern Maine Community College South Portland Public Associates college 4,487 1946[22]
Thomas College Waterville Private Baccalaureate college 1,220[23] 1894
Unity College Unity Private Baccalaureate college 601[24] 1965
University of Maine Orono Public Research university 11,219[19] 1865
University of Maine at Augusta Augusta Public Baccalaureate college 4,664[19] 1965
University of Maine at Farmington Farmington Public Baccalaureate college 1,773[19] 1863
University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent Public Baccalaureate college 1,327[19] 1878
University of Maine at Machias Machias Public Liberal arts college 810[19] 1909
University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle Public Liberal arts college 1,138[19] 1903
University of New England Biddeford and Portland Private Masters university 2,749[19] 1939
University of Southern Maine Gorham and Portland Public Masters university 6,628[19] 1878
Washington County Community College Calais Public Associates college 394 1969[25]
York County Community College Wells Public Associates college 874 1994[26]

Defunct institutions[edit]

School Location(s) Founded Closed Cite
Bangor Theological Seminary Bangor 1814 2013 [27]
Bliss College Lewiston 1897 1972 [28]
Casco Bay College 1911 2009 [29]
Eastern State Normal School Castine 1867 1942 [30]
Gorham State College Gorham 1878 1970 [31]
Immaculate Heart of Mary Institute [32]
John F. Kennedy College Fort Kent 1965 1975 [33]
LaMennais College Alfred 1951 1959 [34]
Mid-State College Augusta 1867 2003 [35]
Nasson College Springvale 1912 1983 [36]
Northern Conservatory of Music Bangor 1929 1972 [37]
Oblate College & Seminary Bar Harbor 1941 1969 [38]
Ricker College Houlton 1848 1978 [39]
Westbrook College Portland 1831 1996 [a]

Out-of-state colleges and universities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carnegie Classifications | Basic Classification". carnegieclassifications.iu.edu. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  2. ^ "About UMaine". Umaine.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  3. ^ "About". Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  4. ^ "National Liberal Arts College Rankings | Top Liberal Arts Colleges | US News Best Colleges". colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Archived from the original on 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  5. ^ "College Guide Rankings 2015 – Liberal Arts Colleges". Washington Monthly. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  6. ^ "America's Top Colleges". Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  7. ^ "Admissions - University of Maine School of Law". Admissions. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Andover College. "About Andover College". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Bates College Common Data Set" (PDF). Bates College. 2015. 
  11. ^ Beal College. "Course Catalog" (PDF). p. 5. Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  12. ^ "Enrollment". www.bowdoin.edu. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  13. ^ Central Maine Community College. "About CM". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  14. ^ "Colby College | Best College | US News". colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  15. ^ "College of the Atlantic | Best College | US News". colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  16. ^ Eastern Maine Community College. "Our History". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  17. ^ "Husson University | Best College | US News". colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  18. ^ Kennebec Valley Community College. "Fall 2006 Profile". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Maine Colleges | Colleges in Maine | US News Best Colleges". colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  20. ^ "History of the College". Maine College of Health Professions. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  21. ^ Northern Maine Community College. "About NMCC". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  22. ^ Southern Maine Community College. "History of SMCC". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  23. ^ "Thomas College | Best College | US News". colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  24. ^ "Unity College | Best College | US News". colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  25. ^ Washington County Community College. "Student Handbook" (PDF). p. 6. Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  26. ^ York County Community College. "History". Retrieved September 29, 2007. 
  27. ^ "About". The BTS Center. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  28. ^ "Bliss College on Lisbon Street, Lewiston". Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  29. ^ "Maine DOE - Closed School Transcripts". maine.gov. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  30. ^ Beveridge, Pam (2012-01-18). "Heirlooms Reunited: Eastern State Normal School at Castine, Maine - 1881 Catalog/Names". Heirlooms Reunited. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  31. ^ "Campus Descriptions - Gorham | Special Collections | University of Southern Maine". usm.maine.edu. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  32. ^ "Immaculate Heart of Mary, Info". Immaculate Heart of Mary. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  33. ^ Daigle, Laurel J. (2009-01-01). Fort Kent. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9780738563831. 
  34. ^ Robert Crichton (1959-01-01). The Great Impostor. RandomHouse. 
  35. ^ "Mid-State College - Auburn - Auburn, Maine - Undergraduate Information". CollegeView. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  36. ^ www.dawnsweb.net. "Nasson College Alumni Association: History". www.nasson.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  37. ^ "The Original Northern Conservatory of Music • Bangor, Maine". ncm.chickadee.com. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  38. ^ "Several new assignments made by Oblates of Mary". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  39. ^ "America's Lost Colleges". America's Lost Colleges. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  40. ^ "Brunswick, ME". Southern New Hampshiare University. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Westbrook College campus is now known by the University of New England as the UNE Portland Campus.

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