College Education In Maine: If you can weather a difficult winter climate, Maine has a wonderful education system to offer including 15 public and 17 private institutions. Notable schools include the University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine, Bates College and Colby College. The state also hosts a number of technical and vocational schools, as well as many small liberal arts colleges such as Bowdoin College, established in 1794.
Maine Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: Liberal Arts Rankings – Bowdoin College (#6), Colby College (#23), Bates College (#25).
A Closer Look at Maine Education: The state-funded University of Maine system boasts seven campuses located throughout the state.
Did You Know? The University of Maine is the only accredited research university in the state.