University of Maine

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,580

2.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,564

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.76%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

92.3%

13,231 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,240

80.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

57.6%

999 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 (107 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (98 degrees), and General Psychology (94 degrees).

In 2017, 2,304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Maine. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,833 degrees), 11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (167 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maine is $8,580, which is $-17,920 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maine is $8,580, which is $-17,920 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,564.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,580

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Maine was $8,580. The cost of tuition at University of Maine is $-17,920 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,564

2017 Value

11.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Maine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,564. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Maine grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,164

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Maine was of $10,164 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.14% 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

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at University of Maine received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2016, when 72% 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.

5.76%

2016 Default Rate

131

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Maine was 5.76%, which represents 131 out of the 2273 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 13,231 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.15% annual growth. Out of those 13,231 applicants, 12,207 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,240 students enrolled at University of Maine in 2017, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Maine has an overall enrollment yield of 18.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

12,207

Accepted Out of 13,231

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Maine was 92.3% (12,207 admissions from 13,231 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 89.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.15%, while admissions grew by 5.01%.

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SAT Scores

92%

Submission Percentage

2,123

Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at University of Maine in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Maine has a total enrollment of 11,240 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maine is 9,007 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,233. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at University of Maine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.9% White, 3.17% Hispanic or Latino, 2.81% Two or More Races, 1.81% Black or African American, 1.44% Asian, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0089% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Maine in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (44.8%), followed by White Female (39.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,240 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maine is 9,007 and the part-time enrollment is 2,233. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at University of Maine are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 University of Maine was 75%. 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

    8,986

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    356

  3. Two or More Races

    316

The enrolled student population at University of Maine is 79.9% White, 3.17% Hispanic or Latino, 2.81% Two or More Races, 1.81% Black or African American, 1.44% Asian, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0089% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 646 students (5.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 124 more women than men received degrees from University of Maine. The majority of degree recipients at University of Maine are white (1,833 degrees awarded). There were 11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (167 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Maine is General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (98 degrees) and General Psychology (94 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 (102 degrees awarded), Agriculture (106 degrees), and Engineering (312 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 University of Maine are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,894,152 people), Other managers (396,398 people), Software developers (354,419 people), Secondary school teachers (306,617 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (303,185 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (102 degrees awarded), Agriculture (106 degrees), Engineering (312 degrees), Education (347 degrees), and Human Sciences (65 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, Dentists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (102 degrees awarded), Agriculture (106 degrees), Engineering (312 degrees), Education (347 degrees), and Human Sciences (65 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 Elementary & secondary schools (2,762,945 people), Computer Systems Design (423,527 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (408,977 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (386,115 people), and Construction (306,086 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (102 degrees awarded), Agriculture (106 degrees), Engineering (312 degrees), Education (347 degrees), and Human Sciences (65 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. 107 degrees awarded

  2. 98 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Maine was General Business Administration & Management with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,090

  2. 1,214

In 2017, 1,090 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine, which is 0.898 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,214).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 98 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine in Mechanical Engineering, which is 14 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 84 degrees were awarded to women at University of Maine in General Psychology, which is 3.82 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 33% of students graduating from University of Maine completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Maine is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 8.41% of graduates (84 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,833 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    167 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Maine is white (1,833 degrees awarded). There were 11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (167 degrees).

7.25% of degree recipients (167 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    973 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    860 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Maine is white female (973 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (860 degrees).

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Operations

University of Maine has an endowment valued at nearly $300M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.04M (2.68%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Maine had a total salary expenditure of $361M. University of Maine employs 170 Professors, 134 Assistant professors, and 120 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Maine are Male Professors (128), Male Assistant professors(73), and Male Associate professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maine are: Service, with 351 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 280 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 265 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$300M

2017 Endowment

10.9%

growth from 2016

University of Maine has an endowment valued at about $300M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Maine grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.4M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $34.5M - Federal

  2. $6.02M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Maine received $34.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.02M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$144M

2017 Salaries

1.59%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Maine paid a median of $144M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($361M) and a 1.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.62% decline from 2015 and a 0.454% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.4M

Instructional Salaries

505

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Maine paid a total of $42.4M to 505 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

170 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

351 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Maine were Professor with 170 employees; Assistant professor with 134 employees; and Assistant professor with 120 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maine were Service with 351 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 280 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 265 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Maine was Male Professor with 128 employees, Male Assistant professor with 73 employees, and Male Associate professor with 70 employees.

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

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