University of Southern Maine

Portland, ME

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,668
Graduate Enrollment: 2,040
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 86.99%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 32.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 8.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.9% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,112
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 995 - 1230

2022 Median Admit ACT: 22
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 24

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 67.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 42.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 31.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 23.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 77.6%
Black: 7.2%
Hispanic: 4.1%
Asian: 2.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.4%
Unknown race: 2.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $17,748
In-State tuition: $9,904
Out-of-State tuition: $23,904

Estimated books and supplies: $600 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,338 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,000 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,338 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,000 (2022)

Average Family Income: $66,780 (2017)
Median Family Income: $35,815 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 29.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 36.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,060 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $202 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $6,164
$30k-48k $6,336
$48k-75k $8,766
$75k-110k $12,614
$110k+ $14,330

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 20%
6-year graduation rate: 34%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,060 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,767 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,556 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.3% (2015)
@3 year 77.5% (2017)
@5 year 84.0% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 51.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 52.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $43,334 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,387 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1
Master's Degree Statistics. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Statistics. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Gerontology. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Sustainability Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 17 $25,500 $259 $31,877 ($2,656)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 6
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 39 $20,730 $159 $32,784 ($2,732) $36,601 ($3,050)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 9
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 30 $359 $47,243 ($3,937) $63,100 ($5,258)
Doctoral Degree Public Policy Analysis. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Policy Analysis. 3
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 41 $22,610 $177 $36,669 ($3,056) $43,568 ($3,631)
Master's Degree Social Work. 32 $362 $45,682 ($3,807) $49,974 ($4,165)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 32 $611 $48,019 ($4,002) $56,680 ($4,723)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 143 $29,242 $212 $63,864 ($5,322) $63,969 ($5,331)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 31 $662 $102,522 ($8,544) $116,827 ($9,736)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 9
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 144 $25,042 $197 $45,952 ($3,829) $53,243 ($4,437)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 40 $349 $74,766 ($6,231) $80,168 ($6,681)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 27 $19,230 $192 $50,592 ($4,216) $57,999 ($4,833)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 24 $20,500 $170 $49,159 ($4,097)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 20 $20,500 $196 $28,665 ($2,389)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 12 $26,513 $276 $35,508 ($2,959)
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 68 $22,623 $187 $35,555 ($2,963) $43,007 ($3,584)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 15 $20,387 $186 $68,921 ($5,743)
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 16 $25,000 $47,518 ($3,960)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 3
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 14
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 32 $49,872 ($4,156)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 2
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 27 $486 $46,611 ($3,884) $44,512 ($3,709)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 3
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 65 $233 $44,414 ($3,701) $51,366 ($4,281)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 20 $23,565 $239 $44,504 ($3,709) $56,423 ($4,702)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 16 $12,996
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 3
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 6
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 28 $19,212 $165 $36,737 ($3,061) $48,192 ($4,016)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Social Sciences, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 53 $24,825 $183 $32,095 ($2,675) $36,300 ($3,025)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 15 $15,362 ($1,280)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 5
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 12 $18,703 $201 $29,512 ($2,459)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 12
Master's Degree Music. 5
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 82 $22,654 $201 $33,717 ($2,810) $47,324 ($3,944)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 2
Master's Degree Public Health. 20 $56,564 ($4,714)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 9
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 42 $22,616 $201 $44,792 ($3,733) $51,073 ($4,256)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Insurance. 3
Bachelor's Degree Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations. 9
Bachelor's Degree History. 29 $27,000 $241 $33,882 ($2,824) $36,574 ($3,048)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 12 $26,500
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 4
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 13
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 7 $68,554 ($5,713) $93,956 ($7,830)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 19 $35,731 $328 $63,403 ($5,284) $81,923 ($6,827)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 14 $24,771 $207 $64,033 ($5,336) $56,503 ($4,709)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 13 $25,437 $244
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
First Professional Degree Law. 77 $978 $57,401 ($4,783) $69,705 ($5,809)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 32 $25,000 $186 $27,800 ($2,317) $41,643 ($3,470)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 2
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 33 $466 $33,467 ($2,789)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 22 $25,000 $241 $35,623 ($2,969) $35,875 ($2,990)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 52 $25,125 $186 $36,401 ($3,033) $55,424 ($4,619)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 6


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $84,222
Full time faculty: 36%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $39,403,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $51,260,000 (2022)