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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Maine


Around 0.2% of Maine's graduates graduate from computer science degree programs every year. That means an estimated 53 computer science professionals graduate from Maine's 6 computer science schools each year.

Top Schools

Bowdoin College, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a computer science program. It is located in Brunswick. 8 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Bowdoin College in 2010. Tuition at Bowdoin College was $41,565 per year.

The second-ranked school in Maine with a computer science program is Colby College, which is located in Waterville. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. 5 students graduated with degree in computer science from Colby College in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Maine with a computer science program is University of Maine, which is located in Orono. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. In 2010, University of Maine graduated 17 students from its computer science programs. Tuition at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

Cost

Computer science schools in Maine, charge students an average tuition of $15,158 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,565 per year, or as little as $8,538 per year. In 2010, the following Maine computer science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bowdoin College - located in Brunswick, students are charged $41,565 per year
  2. Thomas College - located in Waterville, students are charged $21,680 per year
  3. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year

The computer science schools in Maine that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year
  2. University of Maine at Farmington - located in Farmington, students are charged $9,022 per year
  3. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year

A computer science degree from a Maine school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Maine computer science professionals:

  1. Cumberland County - 810 computer science professionals
  2. Aroostook County - 170 computer science professionals
  3. Penobscot County - 120 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of computer science professionals is expected to shrink by -10% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,110 computer science professionals working in Maine then. Of these 1,110 computer science professionals, the government predicts that 940 will be information systems managers, 170 will be computer operators, and an unknown number will be computer science teachers.

Salary

computer science professionals in Maine earn $68,533 per year on average. However, Maine computer science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,300 per year to more than $143,680 per year in 2010. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Androscoggin County - $86,160 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $84,640 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $63,110 per year

The Maine counties with the lowest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Aroostook County - $47,555 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $63,110 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $84,640 per year

The computer science professionals with highest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $92,040 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $81,300 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $32,260 per year

On average, the lowest paid computer science professionals in Maine were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $81,300 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $32,260 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine statistics regarding a career in computer science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as information systems or information technology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Maine

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,192 miles from location University of Maine Orono ME 66.3523 36% 11,894
5,247 miles from location University of Southern Maine Portland ME 54.9323 27% 9,655
5,258 miles from location University of Maine at Farmington Farmington ME 30.7089 41% 2,361
5,233 miles from location Colby College Waterville ME 79.3644 31% 1,838
5,237 miles from location Bowdoin College Brunswick ME 85.1065 43% 1,777
5,232 miles from location Thomas College Waterville ME 49.5042 40% 997
 

Curious what studying Computer Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers + 870 $92,040 -17.1%
2
Computer Operators + 330 $32,260 -31.3%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 90 $81,300 -18.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are computer science related jobs in Maine