Maine College of Art

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,320
3.5% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$30,796
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
9.82%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
67.7%
744 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
517
94.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
52.9%
54 Graduates

About

Maine College of Art is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Maine College of Art were Graphic Design (16 degrees awarded), Ceramic Arts & Ceramics (11 degrees), and Printmaking (11 degrees).

In 2017, 108 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Maine College of Art. 75% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (92 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Maine College of Art is $33,320, which is $19,320 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Maine College of Art is $33,320, which is $19,320 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,796.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,320
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Maine College of Art was $33,320. The cost of tuition at Maine College of Art is $19,320 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$30,796
2017 Value
2.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Maine College of Art had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,796. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Maine College of Art grew by 2.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,593
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Maine College of Art was of $9,593 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 1.13% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Maine College of Art received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2% with respect to 2016, when 100% 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.
9.82%
2016 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Maine College of Art was 9.82%, which represents 16 out of the 163 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Maine College of Art received 744 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 40.6% annual growth. Out of those 744 applicants, 504 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.7% acceptance rate.

There were 517 students enrolled at Maine College of Art in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Maine College of Art has an overall enrollment yield of 24%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
504
Accepted Out of 744

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Maine College of Art was 67.7% (504 admissions from 744 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 86.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 40.6%, while admissions grew by 10.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Maine College of Art in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Maine College of Art has a total enrollment of 517 students. The full-time enrollment at Maine College of Art is 488 students and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Maine College of Art are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Maine College of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% White, 4.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.68% Asian, 2.9% Two or More Races, 2.71% Black or African American, 0.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Maine College of Art in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (57.2%), followed by White Male (22.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56.9%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Asian Female (5.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Maine College of Art, both undergraduate and graduate, is 517 students. The full-time enrollment at Maine College of Art is 488 and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Maine College of Art are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2017 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 Maine College of Art was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Maine College of Art had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    411
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23
  3. Asian
    19

The enrolled student population at Maine College of Art is 79.5% White, 4.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.68% Asian, 2.9% Two or More Races, 2.71% Black or African American, 0.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 24 students (4.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 54 more women than men received degrees from Maine College of Art. The majority of degree recipients at Maine College of Art are white (92 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Maine College of Art is Graphic Design (16 degrees awarded), followed by Ceramic Arts & Ceramics (11 degrees) and Printmaking (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Maine College of Art, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (97 degrees awarded) and Education (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Maine College of Art are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,886,482 people), Secondary school teachers (312,413 people), Education administrators (251,127 people), Postsecondary teachers (140,506 people), and Other managers (129,557 people).

The most specialized majors at Maine College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (97 degrees awarded) and Education (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Maine College of Art are Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks

The most specialized majors at Maine College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (97 degrees awarded) and Education (11 degrees).

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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 Maine College of Art are Elementary & secondary schools (2,741,279 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (282,188 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (129,298 people), Child day care services (97,149 people), and Computer Systems Design (91,646 people).

The most specialized majors at Maine College of Art are Visual & Performing Arts (97 degrees awarded) and Education (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Maine College of Art.
Most Common
  1. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Maine College of Art was Graphic Design with 16 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 27
  2. 81

In 2017, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Maine College of Art, which is 0.333 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (81).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Maine College of Art in Illustration, which is 1 times approximately the same the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to women at Maine College of Art in Printmaking, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Maine College of Art completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Maine College of Art is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.85% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    92 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Maine College of Art is white (92 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    69 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Maine College of Art is white female (69 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (23 degrees).

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Operations

Maine College of Art has an endowment valued at nearly $7.43M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $746k (10%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Maine College of Art had a total salary expenditure of $13.6M. Maine College of Art employs 15 Assistant professors, 11 Professors, and 2 Associate professors. Most academics at Maine College of Art are Female Assistant professors (10), Female Professors(7), and Male Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Maine College of Art are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 9 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.43M
2017 Endowment
13.1%
growth from 2016

Maine College of Art has an endowment valued at about $7.43M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Maine College of Art grew 13.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.67M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $862k - Federal
  2. $83.8k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Maine College of Art received $862k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $83.8k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6M
2017 Salaries
12.2%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Maine College of Art paid a median of $6M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($13.6M) and a 12.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.17% growth from 2015 and a 7.5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.38M
Instructional Salaries
29
Number of Employees

In 2017, Maine College of Art paid a total of $1.38M to 29 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
15 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Maine College of Art were Assistant professor with 15 employees; Professor with 11 employees; and Professor with 2 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Maine College of Art were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 9 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Maine College of Art was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Female Professor with 7 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Maine College of Art.

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