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Maine is known for its seacoast, clam chowder, and lobster. Aside from these attributes and many others, Maine also has a substantial higher education system. Important parts of higher education in Maine include the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System, and private institutions. Over the past two decades, higher education in Maine has evolved to include online education. Online colleges in Maine take a learner-focused approach, rather than an institution-focused approach, and distance learners must be self-disciplined and motivated to succeed in online courses, according to the Maine Department of Education.

Aside from Maine online colleges, colleges in Maine that have long been known for traditional education also offer online degrees and individual online courses. For instance, the University of Maine System offers distance learning through University College, essentially bringing the University of Maine online. Private institutions, including nonprofit and for-profit institutions, are also important providers of online higher education. In addition, the online colleges Maine has to offer include private, religious institutions like Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

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Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, Maine 04210-6498
(207) 755-5100

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Eastern Maine Community College
354 Hogan Rd
Bangor, Maine 04401
(207) 974-4600

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Husson University
One College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401-2999
(207) 941-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Kaplan University-South Portland College Campus
265 Western Ave
S Portland, Maine 04106-2415
(207) 774-6126

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education & New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Ave
Fairfield, Maine 04937-1367
(207) 453-5000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Dr
Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2016
(207) 768-2700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, Maine 04084-5236
(207) 892-6766

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, Maine 04106-1698
(207) 741-5500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of Maine
Orono
Maine 04469
(207) 581-1110

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Dr
Augusta, Maine 04330-9410
(207) 621-3000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of Maine at Farmington
224 Main St
Farmington, Maine 04938-9978
(207) 778-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of Maine at Fort Kent
23 University Drive
Fort Kent, Maine 04743-1292
(207) 834-7500

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of Maine at Machias
9 O'Brien Ave
Machias, Maine 04654-1397
(207) 255-1200

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main St
Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2888
(207) 768-9400

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, Maine 04005
(207) 283-0171

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth St
Portland, Maine 04103
(207) 780-4141

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Washington County Community College
One College Drive
Calais, Maine 04619
(207) 454-1000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
York County Community College
112 College Drive
Wells, Maine 04090
(207) 646-9282

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education & New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions