What are the major colleges in Maine?


What are the major colleges in Maine?

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One-fourth of the total population of Maine lives in Portland or the surrounding area, so Portland is also the home to a lot of the major colleges in the state.

The Maine College of Art, University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College are major colleges that are all located in Portland. However, according to US News, the top major colleges in Maine are Colby College, University of Maine and the University of New England. All major colleges in Maine are located a short distance from the coast or the metropolis of Portland.

According to College Choice, Colby College is the 12th oldest liberal arts college in the nation and ranks as the very best major college in Maine with an impressive 94% rate of graduation. Brunswick Maine is the home of the third ranked college in Maine, Bowdoin College. Bowdoin College also has a high graduation rate of 93% and upon opening was a college for men only and only recently became co-ed in the 1970s.

For more information on major colleges in Maine, check out this article: Maine (ME): Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools

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