Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Maine

3 Colleges
373 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,804 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in MaineEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Maine. With 373 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 8th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.3% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Maine ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those engineering schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Maine

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for engineering majors.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Maine

#1

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Maine Maritime Academy. Maine Maritime is a small public school located in the rural area of Castine. In addition to being on our best value list, Maine Maritime has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maine ranking.

It takes the average student at Maine Maritime about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $31,978 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Maine Maritime is about $138,465. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

University of Maine

Orono, ME

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maine. UMaine is a large public school located in the small suburb of Orono. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMaine, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maine ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMaine is 4.4 years, and it costs about $32,976 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $144,765 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMaine. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern Maine as the #3 school in this year's rankings. University of Southern Maine is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Portland. University of Southern Maine did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maine list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Southern Maine is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,459. This means that the average student pays around $112,267 to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Southern Maine. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 272
Rhode Island 556
Massachusetts 4,807
New Hampshire 473
Connecticut 1,451

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 103
Marine Engineering 85
Civil Engineering 55
Chemical Engineering 47
Electrical Engineering 31

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 588
Natural Resources & Conservation 391
Computer & Information Sciences 193
Mathematics & Statistics 147
Engineering Technologies 142

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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