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2021 Best Colleges in Maine by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

We ranked the best schools in Maine by Salary Score to show how each school stacks up in terms of alumni salary by major for a bachelor's degree. The Salary Score acts as an indicator of whether degrees from a given college tend to lead to better financial outcomes for alumni compared to the same degrees from schools across the country. To calculate the Salary Score, we compared median alumni salaries in the year after graduation for each program to salary data for the same programs at other universities. A high Salary Score indicates that overall, alumni at the school tended to earn higher salaries compared to alumni with the same major at other colleges. Colby College, Bowdoin College, and Bates College all scored in the top 25% of eligible U.S. colleges and universities.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. This list includes all eligible schools in Maine. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn more about how schools were ranked.

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Salary Scores based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 Waterville Waterville $55,210 87.64
#2 #2 Brunswick Brunswick $53,922 87.41
#3 #3 Lewiston Lewiston $53,794 77.67
#4 #4 Standish Standish $35,650 44.35
#5 #5 Biddeford Biddeford $37,620 43.21
#6 #6 Portland Portland $8,918 42.11
#7 #7 Orono Orono $11,170 41.18
#8 #8 Bangor (and 1 other) Bangor (and 1 other) $18,170 36.77
#9 #9 Augusta Augusta $7,988 32.42
#10 #10 Farmington Farmington $9,118 28.67