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The University of Maine at Augusta is a small to mid-sized university located between Bangor and Portland. They offer 22 four-year bachelor's degrees, 11 associate degree programs, 44 minors, and 49 opportunities to earn a certificate. Academic fields include Architecture, Nursing, Public Administration, Education, and Cybersecurity, to name a few. In fact, their cybersecurity program has been recognized by the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE), which is a joint effort by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Defense to increase the numbers of trained cybersecurity experts. CAE programs are considered some of the best cybersecurity degree programs in the nation and UofM at Augusta offers both a bachelor's and master's degree in the field.
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Overview of University of Maine at Augusta (UMA)
When students aren't hitting the books, they will find that the campus has loads to offer. The Fitness Center, for instance, features loads of cardio machines, racquetball/wallyball courts, outdoor basketball and tennis, and a full range of strength training machines and free weights. Students will also love the UMA Outdoor Fitness trail that is a 2.2 mile path through the forest. The trail is open all year long, and all are welcome, including those on cross-country skis, snow shoes, mountain bikes, and foot. The trail is considered a mild to moderate challenge but there are monkey bars and pull-up bars at fitness stops along the way. Thus, a short two-mile walk can turn into a fun, full-body workout.
|Campus Setting||Town: Distant|
|Student Faculty Ratio||14:1|
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UMA Acceptance Rate and Admissions
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|College Prep Courses||NA|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||NA|
|Application Deadline||January 31|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
UMA Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The University of Maine at Augusta is a public university that is able to provide a tremendous educational value to Maine residents. They must charge more to out-of-state students, but everyone receives a terrific value at UMA. For example, Maine residents see a gross cost of only around $9,000 for a year of tuition, books, and supplies. Non-Mainers see elevated gross costs of $19,000 for their baseline educational expenses. When room and board, etc. are factored into the equation, Maine residents have a gross price of $21,000, while out-of-state students pay $31,000. Keep in mind that these gross costs are cut once financial aid packages are applied.
In fact, the average net price for a year of learning at UMA is a mere $10,000. Lower income students have a lower net price of $9,000. On the top end, high-earning households face net costs of only $15,500.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$6,844|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||90%|
|Room & Board||$8,000|
- Tuition In-State - $8,168
- Tuition Out-of-State - $18,338
- Books and Supplies - $1,200
- Room & Board - $8,000
- Other - $3,600
One's college experience is about many things, but the chief component is academics. The University of Maine at Augusta offers students the opportunity to complete a top-notch degree at an affordable price. To evaluate UMA's academic performance, we can take a look at their retention rate, graduation numbers, and the student-to-faculty ratio.
UMA's retention rate is a reflection of how many first-time, full-time students return for a second year of learning on the campus. UMA returns a solid 61% rate of students who return for more. Additionally, UMA shows that 41% of part-time students are retained for a second year. Students thus start off strong at UMA.
When it comes to graduation, UMA reports an overall graduation rate of 13%. They also report a 24% transfer out rate. Since most transfer students move on to more challenging or specific bachelor's degree programs, many researchers add the figures together to provide a complete picture of the academic foundation students build at UMA. Thus, 37% of UMA students are likely to graduate from the Augusta campus or elsewhere. Given the favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, it's easy to surmise that students from Augusta do quite well wherever they go.
Student Population Total
Student Population 4,361
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||139 Total Graduates / 34%|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies||139 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||105 Total Graduates / 25%|
|Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician||76 Graduates|
|Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant||15 Graduates|
|Clinical Nurse Leader||13 Graduates|
|Dental Hygiene/Hygienist||1 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||51 Total Graduates / 12%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||32 Graduates|
|All Computer Information Science Majors||34 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Information Technology||22 Graduates|
|Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance||12 Graduates|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services||19 Total Graduates / 5%|
|Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration||19 Graduates|
|Library Science||19 Total Graduates / 5%|
|Library and Information Science||19 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||11%|
Outcome & Salary
After graduation, alumni from the University of Maine at Augusta continue their successful track record in the working world. Of their top-earning graduates, students with a bachelor's degree in nursing lead the pack. These healthcare professionals start their working lives earning a healthy $53,000, which is slightly more than those with associate degrees, who report average salaries of just under $50,000. Close behind are the computer and information sciences graduates, who report average base salaries that hover around $50,000. At the lower end, accounting students start work for $33,000. All of these professionals are able to leverage their UMA diplomas into graduate school enrollments, which are sure to boost their earnings.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$40,600|
|College Grads Average Salary||$55,057|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$59,800|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$550,570|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,148,570|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$40,184|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$510,386|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,108,386|
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|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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