Maine Colleges

The charming New England state Maine is home to over 50 colleges, universities and technical schools. While Portland is the state’s largest city, both Bangor and Lewiston have about the same number of schools to choose from. When it comes to top-ranked schools in the state, the private options prevail with Bowdoin College and Colby College as some of the best private colleges in the US. That said, University of Maine, Fort Kent and University of Southern Maine, Portland are also nationally ranked and not only considered some of the best colleges in Maine, but also some of the best colleges in the Northeast. Incidentally, all three are part of the University of Maine System, which consists of nine public universities including University of Maine School of Law. The Maine Community College System offers ample 2-year degree options with eight colleges to choose from including Kennebec Valley Community College and Central Maine Community College.

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Maine College and Degree Offerings

Maine boasts campuses that range from small, specialized colleges, to large universities and a wide range of unique schools including law school, environmental colleges, art schools, seminary schools, and world-renowned liberal arts colleges. The wide selection of public and private 4-year colleges in Maine provide many bachelors degree and masters degree options. Specialized private Maine colleges such as Maine Maritime Academy, Bangor Theological Seminary and Maine College of Art offer degrees not found at every school. Career colleges throughout the state also offer unique 2-year career training and certificate program options for students seeking a specific career path.

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Maine Career Opportunities

Maine is home to the largest toothpick manufacturing plant in the US, but commercial fishing, tourism, outdoor recreation and business are what keep the economy ticking. A degree in General Business, Human Resources or Business Administration and Management will prepare you for a successful career working at any one of Maine’s top companies such as LL Bean, TD Bank or Cole Haan. Technician and technology careers are also in demand in the state and graduates of Maine colleges holding an Electrician, Climate Control (HVAC), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer or Welding Technology/Welder degree will find success. Another top choice for students attending colleges in Maine should be Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement. Careers will be widely available in the field of law in the coming years and Legal Assistant/Paralegal and Corrections majors will also find work easily.

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