2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Maine

2 Colleges
397 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,041 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in MaineEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Maine. With 397 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.4% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Maine ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on education schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Education Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

2021 Best Value Education Schools in Maine

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Education Schools in Maine

Our rankings recognize University of Maine at Farmington as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Farmington, UMaine Farmington is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMaine Farmington, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Maine ranking.

At UMaine Farmington, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,106. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UMaine Farmington is $99,125. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Maine

Orono, ME

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maine. UMaine is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Orono. In addition to being on our best value list, UMaine has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Maine ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UMaine to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,976. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMaine be around $144,765. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the New England Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 235
Rhode Island 404
Massachusetts 1,818
New Hampshire 431
Connecticut 562

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 238
Teacher Education Subject Specific 97
General Education 42
Special Education 20

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 822
Psychology 415
Communication & Journalism 172
History 139
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 134

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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