Liberal Arts in Maine

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Schools Offering Liberal Arts Programs in Maine


Each year, roughly 2.2% of Maine students graduate with degrees in liberal arts. That means an estimated 603 liberal arts professionals graduate from Maine's 22 liberal arts schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine with a liberal arts program is Bowdoin College, which is located in Brunswick. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 5 students graduated with a degree in liberal arts from Bowdoin College in 2010. The tuition rate at Bowdoin College was $41,565 per year.

Colby College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a liberal arts program. It is located in Waterville. 12 students graduated with degree in liberal arts from Colby College in 2010.

University of Maine, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a liberal arts program. It is located in Orono. 27 students graduated with degree in liberal arts from University of Maine in 2010. Tuition at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's liberal arts schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,690 per year, though tuition can range from $41,565 per year to $3,124 per year. The Maine liberal arts schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Bowdoin College - located in Brunswick, students are charged $41,565 per year
  2. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 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 liberal arts schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. York County Community College - located in Wells, students are charged $3,180 per year
  3. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year

A liberal arts degree from a Maine school... what next?

The Maine counties with the largest populations of liberal arts professional are:

  1. Cumberland County - 160 liberal arts professionals
  2. Penobscot County - 60 liberal arts professionals
  3. Aroostook County - 40 liberal arts professionals

Salary

On average, liberal arts professionals earn $65,670 per year. In 2010, however, some Maine liberal arts professional earned as little as less than $34,810 per year or as much as more than $125,340 per year. On average liberal arts professional earn the most in the following Maine counties:

  1. Cumberland County - $75,500 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $55,490 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $55,390 per year

On average, liberal arts professionals earn the least in the following Maine counties:

  1. Penobscot County - $55,390 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $55,490 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $75,500 per year

On average, the highest paid liberal arts professionals in Maine were:

  1. Humanities Professor - $65,670 per year

On average, the lowest paid liberal arts professionals in Maine were:

  1. Humanities Professor - $65,670 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Liberal Arts 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
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,236 miles from location University of Maine at Augusta Augusta ME 9.60484 n/a 5,054
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
5,233 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
5,251 miles from location Bates College Lewiston ME 39.979 37% 1,738
5,195 miles from location University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle ME 18.0837 n/a 1,436
5,257 miles from location York County Community College Wells ME 8.54706 n/a 1,358
5,197 miles from location Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle ME 24.9341 90% 1,129
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
 

Curious what studying Liberal Arts gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary + 290 $65,670 11.5%
 

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