Maine College of Art

522 Congress St., Portland, ME

Maine College of Art is a nonprofit private art school located in Portland, Maine, that provides specialized education and training in a variety of art related fields. Over ten different programs are offered at Maine College of Art, with a Master's degree being the highest degree available. The more popular programs among aspiring artists are shown below:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Fine Studio Arts
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At Maine College of Art, the graduation rate is about 42%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 6%.

This school has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education having first received its accreditation from that agency in 1978. To learn more and get consumer disclosures, please visit

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Visual and Performing Arts

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (207) 879-5742 x374, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at Maine College of Art, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $32,000-$38,000
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $1,300 to $1,600 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $710

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $32,000-$38,000 for graduate students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $370

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$15,227
Receiving Student Loans78%$10,298

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