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Schools Offering Business Programs in Maine

Each year, roughly 5.8% of Maine students graduate with degrees in business. In other words, every year an estimated 1,585 business professionals graduate from Maine's 22 business schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine with a business program is Colby College, which is located in Waterville. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. 33 students graduated with a degree in business from Colby College in 2010.

University of Maine, which is located in Orono, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a business program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Maine graduated 277 students from its business program. Students at University of Maine paid $10,142 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Maine with a business program is Maine Maritime Academy, which is located in Castine. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, 39 students graduated from Maine Maritime Academy business program. Maine Maritime Academy charged in-state students $10,525 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Maine's business schools ranges from $29,330 per year to $3,124 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,813 per year. In 2010, the following Maine business schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  2. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year
  3. Thomas College - located in Waterville, students are charged $21,680 per year

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

  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 business degree from a Maine school... what next?

Chief executive officer, operations manager, business professor, accountant, and budget analyst are the professions of choice for a majority of business graduates in Maine. Maine had 22,850 business professionals in 2010. 1,220 of these business professionals were business analysts, 920 were chief executive officers, and 9,960 were operations managers. In Maine, the largest numbers of business professional work in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 16,050 business professionals
  2. Aroostook County - 2,300 business professionals
  3. Penobscot County - 1,970 business professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of business professionals in Maine will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 23,300 business professionals working in Maine. The greatest growth for business professional is predicted to be amongst Financial Examiners, who are expected to increase by 30% by 2018.


On average, business professionals earn a salary of $73,319 per year in Maine state. In 2010, however, some Maine business professional earned as little as less than $27,110 per year or as much as more than $154,580 per year. On average business professional earn the most in the following Maine counties:

  1. Androscoggin County - $80,246 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $76,521 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $76,091 per year

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

  1. Aroostook County - $66,567 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $76,091 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $76,521 per year

The business professionals with highest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Chief Executive Officer - $139,960 per year
  2. Operations Manager - $85,280 per year
  3. Business Professor - $84,970 per year

The business professionals with lowest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Loan Officer - $57,020 per year
  2. Credit Counselor - $50,490 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Maine statistics regarding a career in business. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as business administration or advertising.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Business in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Business in Maine
  • Certificate in Business in Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
General and Operations Managers 9,960 $85,280 -1.2%
Accountants and Auditors 3,290 $60,350 6.8%
Financial Managers 2,640 $84,420 8.2%
Management Analysts 1,220 $69,310 27.1%
Administrative Services Managers 1,160 $64,020 11.5%
Loan Officers 1,090 $57,020 -22.7%
Chief Executives 920 $139,960 -9.8%
Cost Estimators 520 $57,390 -18.8%
Financial Analysts 470 $79,080 42.4%
Insurance Underwriters 390 $67,980 -27.8%
Human Resources Managers 340 $83,730
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 320 $84,970 10.3%
Personal Financial Advisors 210 $64,700 -30.0%
Budget Analysts 150 $63,260 -16.7%
Financial Examiners 90 $61,150 12.5%
Credit Counselors 80 $50,490 14.3%

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