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2021 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maine

2 Colleges
373 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,718 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

For this year's Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maine ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent engineering programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the engineering program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Maine

Check out the engineering programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine has taken the #1 spot in this year's engineering ranking for non-traditional students. UMaine is a large public school located in the suburb of Orono. UMaine not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maine list.

The student loan default rate at UMaine is lower than is typical, just 5.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,773 students at UMaine that take at least one class online. 2,475 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Southern Maine landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best engineering schools for non-traditional students. University of Southern Maine is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Portland. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, University of Southern Maine has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maine ranking.

The student loan default rate at University of Southern Maine is lower than is typical, just 6.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,393 students take at least one class online at University of Southern Maine. There are roughly 3,433 part time students in attendance at University of Southern Maine. University of Southern Maine does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Engineering Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students 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 111
Marine Engineering 85
Civil Engineering 66
Chemical Engineering 54
Electrical Engineering 32

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 649
Natural Resources & Conservation 452
Computer & Information Sciences 306
Engineering Technologies 238
Physical Sciences 163

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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