University of Maine

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,000
2.39% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,002
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.87%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
90.2%
13,118 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
11,561
76.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.8%
1,161 Graduates

About

University of Maine is a higher education institution located in Penobscot County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Maine were General Business Administration & Management (112 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (84 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (84 degrees).

In 2019, 2,223 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Maine. 52.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,811 degrees), 17.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maine is $9,000, which is $−19,500 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maine is $9,000, which is $−19,500 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,002.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,000
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Maine was $9,000. The cost of tuition at University of Maine is $−19,500 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,002
2019 Value
5.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Maine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,002. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Maine grew by 5.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,718
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Maine was of $10,718 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 5.74% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at University of Maine received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.47% with respect to 2018, when 81% 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.
4.87%
2017 Default Rate
120
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Maine was 4.87%, which represents 120 out of the 2466 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

University of Maine received 13,118 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.31% annual growth. Out of those 13,118 applicants, 11,838 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.2% acceptance rate.

There were 11,561 students enrolled at University of Maine in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Maine has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
11,838
Accepted Out of 13,118

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Maine was 90.2% (11,838 admissions from 13,118 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 92.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.31%, while admissions grew by 2.91%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
2,002
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at University of Maine in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Maine has a total enrollment of 11,561 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maine is 8,869 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,692. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at University of Maine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.8% White, 3.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 1.59% Black or African American, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0519% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Maine in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (45%), followed by White Female (39%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,561 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maine is 8,869 and the part-time enrollment is 2,692. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at University of Maine are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Maine had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,229
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    420
  3. Two or More Races
    361

The enrolled student population at University of Maine is 79.8% White, 3.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 1.59% Black or African American, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0519% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 599 students (5.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 115 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 (1,811 degrees awarded). There were 17.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Maine is General Business Administration & Management (112 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (84 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (84 degrees).

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 Natural Resources & Conservation (139 degrees awarded), Agriculture (92 degrees), and Engineering (294 degrees).

Workforce

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 (437,305 people), Other managers (345,253 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (341,811 people), Civil engineers (273,346 people), and Mechanical engineers (212,277 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (139 degrees awarded), Agriculture (92 degrees), Engineering (294 degrees), Human Sciences (64 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (99 degrees).

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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 Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (139 degrees awarded), Agriculture (92 degrees), Engineering (294 degrees), Human Sciences (64 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (99 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 University of Maine are Computer Systems Design (445,231 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,832 people), Construction (312,546 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (218,170 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (193,560 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (139 degrees awarded), Agriculture (92 degrees), Engineering (294 degrees), Human Sciences (64 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (99 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 University of Maine.
Most Common
  1. 112 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 84 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Maine was General Business Administration & Management with 112 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,054
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,169
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,054 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine, which is 0.902 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,169).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 98 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.28 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 71 degrees were awarded to women at University of Maine in General Psychology, which is 3.94 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Maine is Male and Asian (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 7.67% of graduates (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,811 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Maine is white (1,811 degrees awarded). There were 17.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (103 degrees).

4.63% of degree recipients (103 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    968 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    843 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Maine is white female (968 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (843 degrees).

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Operations

University of Maine has an endowment valued at nearly $334M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.86M (0.856%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Maine had a total salary expenditure of $387M. University of Maine employs 183 Professors, 142 Assistant professors, and 127 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Maine are Male Professors (131), Male Associate professors(78), and Male Assistant professors (75).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maine are: Business and Financial Operations, with 427 employees, Service, with 326 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 252 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$334M
2019 Endowment
3.3%
growth from 2018

University of Maine has an endowment valued at about $334M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Maine grew 3.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.7M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $36.6M - Federal
  2. $5.61M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Maine received $36.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.61M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$154M
2019 Salaries
4.11%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Maine paid a median of $154M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($387M) and a 4.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.46% growth from 2017 and a 1.59% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.7M
Instructional Salaries
541
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Maine paid a total of $48.7M to 541 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
183 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
427 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Maine were Professor with 183 employees; Assistant professor with 142 employees; and Assistant professor with 127 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maine were Business and Financial Operations with 427 employees; Service with 326 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 252 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Maine was Male Professor with 131 employees, Male Associate professor with 78 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 75 employees.

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

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