The price of education: Which Maine schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Maine residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Colby College, Bowdoin College and Bates College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Colby College
Waterville
1,917
$55,210
2
Bowdoin College
Brunswick
1,816
$53,922
3
Bates College
Lewiston
1,787
$53,794
4
College of the Atlantic
Harbor
354
$43,542
5
University of New England
Biddeford
8,281
$37,620
6
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish
2,291
$35,650
7
Maine College of Art
Portland
517
$35,050
8
Unity College
Unity
733
$29,160
9
Thomas College
Waterville
1,802
$26,900
10
Beal College
Bangor
248
$23,900
11
The Landing School
Arundel
54
$21,315
12
Husson University
Bangor
3,648
$18,170
13
Empire Beauty School-Bangor
Bangor
--
$17,625
14
Empire Beauty School-Maine
Portland
186
$17,625
15
Capilo School of Hair Design
Augusta
126
$16,000
16
Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook
Westbrook
183
$14,500
17
Kaplan University-Augusta Campus
Augusta
469
$14,343
18
Kaplan University-Maine Campus
Portland
627
$14,343
19
Northeast Technical Institute
Scarborough
351
$14,295
20
Birthwise Midwifery School
Bridgton
76
$13,560
21
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine
1,037
$13,478
22
Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus
Sanford
38
$13,120
23
Maine College of Health Professions
Lewiston
188
$12,245
24
University of Maine
Orono
11,240
$11,170
25
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts
Bridgton
--
$10,950
26
University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington
2,080
$9,118
27
University of Southern Maine
Portland
7,794
$8,918
28
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Kent
1,760
$8,115
29
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Isle
1,414
$8,035
30
University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta
4,014
$7,988
31
University of Maine at Machias
Machias
701
$7,830
32
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield
2,554
$3,817
33
Eastern Maine Community College
Bangor
2,567
$3,779
34
Southern Maine Community College
Portland
5,972
$3,770
35
Northern Maine Community College
Isle
841
$3,741
36
Washington County Community College
Calais
372
$3,722
37
Central Maine Community College
Auburn
2,945
$3,720
38
York County Community College - Sanford Instructional Facility
Sanford
--
$3,630
39
York County Community College
Wells
1,708
$3,630

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Organizations in this Story

Bates College Beal College Birthwise Midwifery School Bowdoin College Capilo School of Hair Design Central Maine Community College Colby College College of the Atlantic Eastern Maine Community College Empire Beauty School-Bangor Empire Beauty School-Maine Husson University Kaplan University-Augusta Campus Kaplan University-Maine Campus Kennebec Valley Community College Maine College of Art Maine College of Health Professions Maine Maritime Academy New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts Northeast Technical Institute Northern Maine Community College Saint Joseph's College of Maine Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus Southern Maine Community College Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook The Landing School Thomas College Unity College University of Maine University of Maine at Augusta University of Maine at Farmington University of Maine at Fort Kent University of Maine at Machias University of Maine at Presque Isle University of New England University of Southern Maine Washington County Community College York County Community College York County Community College - Sanford Instructional Facility

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