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2021 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maine

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

Finding the Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MaineIn 2018-2019, 116 bachelor's degrees were awarded to public administration and social service students who went to a Maine college or university. This makes it the #22 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 36,639 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.3% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maine ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in public administration and social service. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent public administration and social service programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the public administration and social service program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Maine

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying public administration and social service.

Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Southern Maine has taken the #1 spot in this year's public administration and social service ranking for non-traditional students. University of Southern Maine is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Portland. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Southern Maine, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service 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. There are approximately 2,393 students at University of Southern Maine that take at least one class online. About 3,433 of the students at University of Southern Maine are attending part time. University of Southern Maine does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMaine is a large public school located in the suburb of Orono. UMaine also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service in Maine rankings.

About 5.7% of UMaine students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,773 students at UMaine that take at least one class online. About 2,475 of the students at UMaine are attending part time. UMaine does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Public Administration & Social Service Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 64
Rhode Island 232
Massachusetts 831
New Hampshire 472
Connecticut 502

Public Administration & Social Service Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 460
Human Services 79
Public Policy 37
Public Administration 22

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Majors Similar to Public Administration & Social Service

Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 276
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 168
Legal Professions 103

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Notes and References

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*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 University of the Fraser Valley.

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