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Schools Offering Finance Programs in Maine

Each year, roughly 0.4% of Maine students graduate with degrees in finance. Thus, Maine's 7 finance schools put out approximately 97 finance professionals each year.

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University of Maine, which is located in Orono, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a finance program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. 61 students graduated with a degree in finance from University of Maine in 2010. Students at University of Maine paid $10,142 per year in tuition fees.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which is located in Standish, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a finance program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine finance program. Students at Saint Joseph's College of Maine paid $27,345 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Maine with a finance program is University of Southern Maine, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. 25 students graduated with degree in finance from University of Southern Maine in 2010. Tuition at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's finance schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,070 per year, though tuition can range from $27,345 per year to $3,207 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maine finance schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year
  2. Thomas College - located in Waterville, students are charged $21,680 per year
  3. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year

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

  1. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  2. University of Maine at Augusta - located in Augusta, students are charged $7,125 per year
  3. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year

A finance degree from a Maine school... what next?

finance graduates in Maine can go into a variety of professions such as auditor, financial quantitative analyst, financial examiner, credit analyst, and sales agent. 9,010 finance professionals were working in Maine in 2010. Of these, 150 were budget analysts. In addition, 3,290 were auditors, and 510 were financial quantitative analysts. The following counties have the largest number of Maine finance professionals:

  1. Cumberland County - 6,000 finance professionals
  2. Aroostook County - 720 finance professionals
  3. Penobscot County - 710 finance professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of finance professionals is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,640 finance professionals working in Maine then. Of these 11,640 finance professionals, the government predicts that 180 will be budget analysts, 4,780 will be auditors, and 550 will be financial quantitative analysts.


finance professionals in Maine make an average of $58,442 per year. In 2010, however, some Maine finance professional earned as little as less than $23,480 per year or as much as more than $154,580 per year. Finance professionals in the following Maine counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Penobscot County - $73,934 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $68,775 per year
  3. Androscoggin County - $64,118 per year

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

  1. Aroostook County - $57,407 per year
  2. Androscoggin County - $64,118 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $68,775 per year

On average, the highest paid finance professionals in Maine were:

  1. Sales Agent - $109,890 per year
  2. Branch Financial Manager - $84,420 per year
  3. Budget Analyst - $63,260 per year

The finance professionals with lowest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Credit Analyst - $45,940 per year
  2. Economist - per year

More Information

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

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance in Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Accountants and Auditors 3,290 $60,350 6.8%
Financial Managers 2,640 $84,420 8.2%
Loan Officers 1,090 $57,020 -22.7%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 720 $109,890 -15.3%
Financial Specialists, All Other 510 $51,900 21.4%
Credit Analysts 410 $45,940 28.1%
Budget Analysts 150 $63,260 -16.7%
Financial Examiners 90 $61,150 12.5%
Credit Counselors 80 $50,490 14.3%
Economists 30 n/a -25.0%

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