Maine Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Maine by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 21 colleges in Maine with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Maine? University of Maine at Machias tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $8,252. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Maine list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2022-2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of Maine Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
University of Maine at Machias

Machias, ME

$8,252
University of Maine at Augusta

Augusta, ME

$8,378
University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, ME

$8,750
University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, ME

$8,805
University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, ME

$9,890
University of Southern Maine

Portland, ME

$10,120
University of Maine

Orono, ME

$12,136
Unity College

Unity, ME

$12,640
Purdue Global Maine Campus

S Portland, ME

$14,343
Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

$14,562
Husson University

Bangor, Maine

$16,097
New England School of Communications

Bangor, Maine

$16,847
Husson University

Bangor, ME

$21,090
Thomas College

Waterville, ME

$29,996
Maine College of Art

Portland, ME

$39,830
University of New England

Biddeford, ME

$40,950
Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, ME

$41,586
College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME

$44,829
Bates College

Lewiston, ME

$61,066
Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

$61,528
Colby College

Waterville, ME

$63,520