List of Private Universities & Colleges in Maine
Private universities can be found throughout the state of Maine, and can vary greatly in size and enrollment. Most private institutions tend to specialize in specific areas of study, and tend to have higher tuition costs due to a lack of public funding. The level of education offered by private institutions varies from institution to institution, with some schools offering the full range of degree levels, while others may focus specifically on undergraduate or graduate level studies. Private schools tend to have more individualized education options, but may only have a few, if any, research program options in place.
List of Large 4-Year Private Universities in Maine
There are 2 large private universities in our database for Maine. Follow the links below to get more details about each school.
- Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Saint Joseph's College) in Standish, ME
- University of New England in Biddeford, ME
Small to Medium Sized 4-Year Universities
The 4-year schools listed below have a small to medium sized student body and may offer a wide range of associate and bachelor's degrees. Get more information about each school by clicking the links below.
- Bates College (Bates) in Lewiston, ME
- Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME
- Colby College in Waterville, ME
- College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME
- Kaplan University - Maine Campus in S Portland, ME
- Thomas College in Waterville, ME
- Unity College in Unity, ME
4-Year Colleges with a Special Focus on an Area of Study
The schools below are grouped by their special area of focus. To learn about admissions, tuition & fees, programs offered, and more click on the school names below.
Schools of Art, Music, and Design
- Maine College of Art in Portland, ME
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Maine in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.