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Schools Offering Education Programs in Maine

Each year, approximately 4.1% of Maine graduates receive degrees in education. In other words, every year an estimated 1,110 education professionals graduate from Maine's 17 education schools.

Top Schools

University of Maine, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a education program. It is located in Orono. In 2010, University of Maine graduated 346 students from its education program. Tuition at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which is located in Standish, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a education program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 70 students graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine education program. Saint Joseph's College of Maine charged in-state students $27,345 in tuition fees per year.

University of Southern Maine, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a education program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, 172 students graduated from University of Southern Maine education program. The tuition rate at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.


Education schools in Maine, charge students an average tuition of $12,081 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $29,330 per year, or as little as $3,124 per year. In 2010, the education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  2. Maine College of Art - located in Portland, students are charged $28,695 per year
  3. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Maine education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  3. Central Maine Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,510 per year

An education degree from a Maine school... what next?

education graduates in Maine can go into a variety of professions such as postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and health specialties teacher. In 2010, there were 6,000 education professional working in Maine, including 370 instructional coordinators, 620 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 250 postsecondary teachers. The following counties have the largest number of Maine education professionals:

  1. Cumberland County - 3,480 education professionals
  2. Aroostook County - 850 education professionals
  3. Penobscot County - 630 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 5% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,400 education professionals working in Maine then. Of these 11,400 education professionals, the government predicts that 450 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be postsecondary teachers.


On average, education professionals earn $59,929 per year. However, this number is only an average. Education professional in Maine had varying salaries from $21,040 to $147,670 per year in 2010. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for education professionals are:

  1. Penobscot County - $57,474 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $55,427 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $50,940 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Maine make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Androscoggin County - $43,183 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $50,940 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $55,427 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Business Teacher - $84,970 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $81,300 per year
  3. Health Specialties Teacher - $76,460 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in Maine were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $45,210 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $43,130 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine statistics regarding a career in education and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as teaching or elementary education.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Education in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Education in Maine
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Maine
  • Certificate in Education 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
5,249 miles from location University of New England Biddeford ME 25.4084 23% 4,493
5,197 miles from location Husson University Bangor ME 50.4991 48% 2,881
5,260 miles from location Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish ME 57.7119 26% 2,727
5,253 miles from location Central Maine Community College Auburn ME 15.4242 n/a 2,720
5,258 miles from location University of Maine at Farmington Farmington ME 30.7089 41% 2,361
5,231 miles from location Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield ME 15.6908 n/a 2,298
5,194 miles from location Eastern Maine Community College Bangor ME 24.2105 100% 2,099
5,195 miles from location University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle ME 18.0837 n/a 1,436
5,232 miles from location University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent ME 19.2548 n/a 1,126
5,232 miles from location Thomas College Waterville ME 49.5042 40% 997
5,131 miles from location University of Maine at Machias Machias ME 50.9175 38% 964
5,217 miles from location Unity College Unity ME 25.181 33% 564
5,129 miles from location Washington County Community College Calais ME 26.491 n/a 374
5,247 miles from location Maine College of Art Portland ME 54.8296 25% 338
5,250 miles from location Spa Tech Institute Portland ME 24.9973 n/a 163

Curious what studying Education 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)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + n/a $45,420
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors + n/a $58,910
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education + 2,840 $46,720 -15.0%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 770 $45,210 -30.0%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 620 $43,130 93.8%
Instructional Coordinators + 370 $52,750 12.1%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary + 320 $84,970 10.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary + 290 $65,670 11.5%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 250 $53,610
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 180 $69,150 -10.0%
Education Administrators, All Other + 170 $55,780 -10.5%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary + 100 $76,460 -50.0%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 90 $81,300 -18.2%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are education related jobs in Maine