University of Maine

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,370

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,763

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.79%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

89.8%

12,952 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,219

79.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58.7%

1,005 Graduates

About

University of Maine is a higher education institution located in Penobscot County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Maine were General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (87 degrees), and General Psychology (85 degrees).

In 2016, 2,236 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Maine. 51.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,801 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (160 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maine is $8,370, which is $-17,486 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maine is $8,370, which is $-17,486 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,763.

In 2016, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,370

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Maine was $8,370. The cost of tuition at University of Maine is $-17,486 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,763

2016 Value

1.22%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Maine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,763. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Maine grew by 1.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,576

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Maine was of $9,576 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of Maine received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.41% with respect to 2015, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.79%

2015 Default Rate

168

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Maine was 6.79%, which represents 168 out of the 2475 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Maine received 12,952 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.3% annual growth. Out of those 12,952 applicants, 11,625 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,219 students enrolled at University of Maine in 2016, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Maine has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

11,625

Accepted Out of 12,952

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Maine was 89.8% (11,625 admissions from 12,952 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 91.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 17.3%, while admissions grew by 15.4%.

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SAT Scores

93%

Submission Percentage

2,070

Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at University of Maine in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Maine has a total enrollment of 11,219 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maine is 8,892 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,327. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at University of Maine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% White, 2.72% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Two or More Races, 1.76% Black or African American, 1.54% Asian, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.00891% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Maine in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (44.3%), followed by White Female (39.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (29.3%) and Asian Female (1.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Maine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,219 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maine is 8,892 and the part-time enrollment is 2,327. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at University of Maine are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Maine was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Maine had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,828

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    305

  3. Two or More Races

    278

The enrolled student population at University of Maine is 78.7% White, 2.72% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Two or More Races, 1.76% Black or African American, 1.54% Asian, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.00891% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 837 students (7.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 70 more women than men received degrees from University of Maine. The majority of degree recipients at University of Maine are white (1,801 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (160 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Maine is General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (87 degrees) and General Psychology (85 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Maine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (95 degrees awarded), Agriculture (116 degrees), and Engineering (310 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maine are Miscellaneous managers (439,573 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (362,930 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (312,555 people), Civil engineers (236,123 people), and Mechanical engineers (161,806 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (95 degrees awarded), Agriculture (116 degrees), Engineering (310 degrees), Engineering Technologies (119 degrees), and Human Sciences (57 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maine are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (95 degrees awarded), Agriculture (116 degrees), Engineering (310 degrees), Engineering Technologies (119 degrees), and Human Sciences (57 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maine are Architectural, engineering & related services (423,336 people), Computer Systems Design (418,338 people), Construction (274,970 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (212,678 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (183,256 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maine are Natural Resources & Conservation (95 degrees awarded), Agriculture (116 degrees), Engineering (310 degrees), Engineering Technologies (119 degrees), and Human Sciences (57 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Maine.

Most Common

  1. 93 degrees awarded

  2. 87 degrees awarded

  3. 85 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Maine was General Business Administration & Management with 93 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,083

  2. 1,153

In 2016, 1,083 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine, which is 0.939 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,153).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 78 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maine in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.9 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 90 degrees were awarded to women at University of Maine in Registered Nursing, which is 22.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% of students graduating from University of Maine completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Maine is Female and Black or African American (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.37% of graduates (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,801 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    160 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Maine is white (1,801 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (160 degrees).

7.16% of degree recipients (160 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    922 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    879 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Maine is white female (922 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (879 degrees).

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Operations

University of Maine has an endowment valued at nearly $281M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-698k (-0.249%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Maine had a total expenditure of $345M. Of that $345M, they spent $154M on salaries and $345M on benefits.

University of Maine employs 177 Professors, 123 Associate professors, and 117 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Maine are Male Professors (135), Male Associate professors(71), and Male Assistant professors (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maine are: Service, with 367 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 273 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 255 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$281M

2015 Endowment

2.03%

decline from 2014

University of Maine has an endowment valued at about $281M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Maine declined 2.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.89M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $34.1M - Federal

  2. $5.81M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Maine received $34.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.81M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$154M

Salary Expenditure

$345M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Maine had a total expenditure of $345M. Of that $345M, they spent $154M on salaries and $345M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Maine as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$154M

2015 Salaries

0.454%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Maine paid a median of $154M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($345M) and a 0.454% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.84% growth from 2013 and a 1.31% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40M

Instructional Salaries

480

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Maine paid a total of $40M to 480 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

177 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

367 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Maine were Professor with 177 employees; Associate professor with 123 employees; and Associate professor with 117 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maine were Service with 367 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 273 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 255 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Maine was Male Professor with 135 employees, Male Associate professor with 71 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 65 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Maine.

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