The price of education: Which 4-year Maine schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Maine residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at University of Maine at Machias, University of Maine at Augusta and University of Maine at Presque Isle, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
University of Maine at Machias
Machias
701
$7,830
2
University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta
4,014
$7,988
3
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Isle
1,414
$8,035
4
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Kent
1,760
$8,115
5
University of Southern Maine
Portland
7,794
$8,918
6
University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington
2,080
$9,118
7
University of Maine
Orono
11,240
$11,170
8
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine
1,037
$13,478
9
Kaplan University-Augusta Campus
Augusta
469
$14,343
10
Kaplan University-Maine Campus
Portland
627
$14,343
11
Husson University
Bangor
3,648
$18,170
12
Thomas College
Waterville
1,802
$26,900
13
Unity College
Unity
733
$29,160
14
Maine College of Art
Portland
517
$35,050
15
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish
2,291
$35,650
16
University of New England
Biddeford
8,281
$37,620
17
College of the Atlantic
Harbor
354
$43,542
18
Bates College
Lewiston
1,787
$53,794
19
Bowdoin College
Brunswick
1,816
$53,922
20
Colby College
Waterville
1,917
$55,210

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Organizations in this Story

Bates College Bowdoin College Colby College College of the Atlantic Husson University Kaplan University-Augusta Campus Kaplan University-Maine Campus Maine College of Art Maine Maritime Academy Saint Joseph's College of Maine 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

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