University of Southern Maine

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,064
2.49% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,072
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.27%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
87.9%
4,774 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,022
55.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
35.9%
251 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 (147 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees), and Other Social Sciences (70 degrees).

In 2020, 1,770 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Southern Maine. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,452 degrees), 18.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Southern Maine is $8,064, which is $−14,466 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Southern Maine is $8,064, which is $−14,466 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,072.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,064
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Southern Maine was $8,064. The cost of tuition at University of Southern Maine is $−14,466 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$12,072
2020 Value
2.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Southern Maine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,072. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Southern Maine grew by 2.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,956
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Southern Maine was of $9,956 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.08% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of Southern Maine received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.1% with respect to 2019, when 61% 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.
4.27%
2018 Default Rate
81
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Southern Maine was 4.27%, which represents 81 out of the 1899 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 4,774 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.44% annual decline. Out of those 4,774 applicants, 4,198 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,022 students enrolled at University of Southern Maine in 2020, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Southern Maine has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,198
Accepted Out of 4,774

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Southern Maine was 87.9% (4,198 admissions from 4,774 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.44%, while admissions grew by 3.86%.

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage
592
Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at University of Southern Maine in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Southern Maine has a total enrollment of 8,022 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern Maine is 4,435 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,587. This means that 55.3% 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 78.4% White, 5.93% Black or African American, 3.32% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Two or More Races, 2.28% Asian, 0.873% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0249% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Southern Maine in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.5%), followed by White Male (30.3%) and Black or African American Female (4.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.3%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Southern Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,022 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern Maine is 4,435 and the part-time enrollment is 3,587. This means that 55.3% of students enrolled at University of Southern Maine are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 70%. 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
    6,291
  2. Black or African American
    476
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    266

The enrolled student population at University of Southern Maine is 78.4% White, 5.93% Black or African American, 3.32% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Two or More Races, 2.28% Asian, 0.873% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0249% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 442 students (5.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 500 more women than men received degrees from University of Southern Maine. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Southern Maine is white (1,452 degrees awarded). There were 18.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Southern Maine is Registered Nursing (147 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees) and Other Social Sciences (70 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 (92 degrees awarded), English (65 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (111 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (463,784 people), Other managers (319,687 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (228,583 people), Social workers, all other (223,361 people), and Postsecondary teachers (187,774 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are Legal (92 degrees awarded), English (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (111 degrees), History (29 degrees), and Social Sciences (176 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are Legal (92 degrees awarded), English (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (111 degrees), History (29 degrees), and Social Sciences (176 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 (624,456 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (422,674 people), Legal services (375,097 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (238,552 people), and Computer Systems Design (221,214 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Southern Maine are Legal (92 degrees awarded), English (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (111 degrees), History (29 degrees), and Social Sciences (176 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.
Most Common
  1. 147 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 96 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 70 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Southern Maine was Registered Nursing with 147 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

635
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,135
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 635 degrees were awarded to men at University of Southern Maine, which is 0.559 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,135).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 64 degrees were awarded to men at University of Southern Maine in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.21 times more than the 53 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 130 degrees were awarded to women at University of Southern Maine in Registered Nursing, which is 7.65 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% 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, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Southern Maine is Female and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.39% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,452 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Southern Maine is white (1,452 degrees awarded). There were 18.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

4.01% of degree recipients (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    941 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    511 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Southern Maine is white female (941 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (511 degrees).

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Operations

University of Southern Maine has an endowment valued at nearly $39.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $297k (0.754%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Southern Maine had a total salary expenditure of $172M. University of Southern Maine employs 93 Assistant professors, 82 Professors, and 66 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Southern Maine are Female Assistant professors (55), Male Professors(50), and Male Assistant professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern Maine are: Business and Financial Operations, with 217 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 141 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.4M
2020 Endowment
2.29%
growth from 2019

University of Southern Maine has an endowment valued at about $39.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Southern Maine grew 2.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $220k lower 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. $8.42M - Federal
  2. $10.7M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Southern Maine received $8.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$72.1M
2020 Salaries
3.12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Southern Maine paid a median of $72.1M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($172M) and a 3.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.73% growth from 2018 and a 1.25% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.3M
Instructional Salaries
289
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Southern Maine paid a total of $24.3M to 289 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
217 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Southern Maine were Assistant professor with 93 employees; Professor with 82 employees; and Professor with 66 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern Maine were Business and Financial Operations with 217 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 141 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Southern Maine was Female Assistant professor with 55 employees, Male Professor with 50 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 38 employees.

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

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