University of Southern Maine

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,336

11.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,338

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.14%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.5%

4,339 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,794

59.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

33%

217 Graduates

About

University of Southern Maine is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Southern Maine were Registered Nursing (124 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (119 degrees), and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (57 degrees).

In 2017, 1,757 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Southern Maine. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,449 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Southern Maine is $7,336, which is $-13,397 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Southern Maine is $7,336, which is $-13,397 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,338.

In 2017, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,336

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Southern Maine was $7,336. The cost of tuition at University of Southern Maine is $-13,397 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,338

2017 Value

24.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Southern Maine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,338. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Southern Maine grew by 24.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,980

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Southern Maine was of $9,980 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.62% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.64% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at University of Southern Maine received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.64% with respect to 2016, when 55% 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.

6.14%

2016 Default Rate

127

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Southern Maine was 6.14%, which represents 127 out of the 2070 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 Southern Maine received 4,339 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.55% annual growth. Out of those 4,339 applicants, 3,622 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,794 students enrolled at University of Southern Maine in 2017, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Southern Maine has an overall enrollment yield of 25.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,622

Accepted Out of 4,339

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Southern Maine was 83.5% (3,622 admissions from 4,339 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 80.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.55%, while admissions grew by 9.79%.

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SAT Scores

92%

Submission Percentage

851

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Southern Maine has a total enrollment of 7,794 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern Maine is 4,613 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,181. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at University of Southern Maine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Southern Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.4% White, 4.43% Black or African American, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.53% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 0.719% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0385% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Southern Maine in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.8%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Black or African American Male (3.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (54.2%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Southern Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,794 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern Maine is 4,613 and the part-time enrollment is 3,181. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at University of Southern Maine are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Southern Maine was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Southern Maine had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,801

  2. Black or African American

    345

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    205

The enrolled student population at University of Southern Maine is 74.4% White, 4.43% Black or African American, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.53% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 0.719% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0385% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 915 students (11.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 379 more women than men received degrees from University of Southern Maine. The majority of degree recipients at University of Southern Maine are white (1,449 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Southern Maine is Registered Nursing (124 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (119 degrees) and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (57 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Southern Maine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (89 degrees awarded), English (76 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (27 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 Southern Maine are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,941,800 people), Secondary school teachers (330,271 people), Education administrators (276,413 people), Social workers, all other (191,081 people), and Postsecondary teachers (168,544 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are Legal (89 degrees awarded), English (76 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), Education (250 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (78 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 Southern Maine are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are Legal (89 degrees awarded), English (76 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), Education (250 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (78 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 Southern Maine are Elementary & secondary schools (2,875,467 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (340,239 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (176,765 people), Individual & family services (137,608 people), and Legal services (109,910 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are Legal (89 degrees awarded), English (76 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), Education (250 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (78 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 Southern Maine.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Southern Maine was Registered Nursing with 124 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 689

  2. 1,068

In 2017, 689 degrees were awarded to men at University of Southern Maine, which is 0.645 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,068).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to men at University of Southern Maine in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.72 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 102 degrees were awarded to women at University of Southern Maine in Registered Nursing, which is 4.64 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% of students graduating from University of Southern Maine completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Southern Maine is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 9.22% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,449 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    141 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Southern Maine is white (1,449 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (141 degrees).

8.03% of degree recipients (141 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    889 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    560 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Southern Maine is white female (889 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (560 degrees).

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Operations

University of Southern Maine has an endowment valued at nearly $34.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.24M (6.57%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Southern Maine had a total salary expenditure of $161M. University of Southern Maine employs 79 Associate professors, 78 Professors, and 47 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Southern Maine are Male Professors (51), Female Associate professors(42), and Male Associate professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern Maine are: Office and Administrative Support, with 158 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 142 employees, and Service with 101 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.2M

2017 Endowment

10.3%

growth from 2016

University of Southern Maine has an endowment valued at about $34.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Southern Maine grew 10.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.04M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.5M - Federal

  2. $11.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Southern Maine received $7.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$65.9M

2017 Salaries

3.14%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Southern Maine paid a median of $65.9M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($161M) and a 3.14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.6% decline from 2015 and a 3.79% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.5M

Instructional Salaries

245

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Southern Maine paid a total of $19.5M to 245 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

79 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

158 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Southern Maine were Associate professor with 79 employees; Professor with 78 employees; and Professor with 47 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern Maine were Office and Administrative Support with 158 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 142 employees; and Service with 101 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Southern Maine was Male Professor with 51 employees, Female Associate professor with 42 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

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

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