These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Maine For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Maine has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in ME, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Maine.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Maine:

  1. University of New England
  2. Bowdoin College
  3. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
  4. University of Maine
  5. Thomas College
  6. Colby College
  7. University of Southern Maine
  8. Unity College
  9. University of Maine at Farmington
  10. University of Maine at Fort Kent

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Maine has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Maine For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 14 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Maine that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, University of New England, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Maine.’

1. University of New England

University of New England

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Biddeford
Employed: 92.83%

2. Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Brunswick
Employed: 92.67%

3. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Saint Joseph

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Standish
Employed: 92.51%

4. University of Maine

University of Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Orono
Employed: 91.35%

5. Thomas College

Thomas College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Waterville
Employed: 91.32%

6. Colby College

Colby College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Waterville
Employed: 90.53%

7. University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Portland
Employed: 90.27%

8. Unity College

Unity College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Unity
Employed: 89.14%

9. University of Maine at Farmington

University of Maine at Farmington

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Farmington
Employed: 88.71%

10. University of Maine at Fort Kent

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fort Kent
Employed: 88.39%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Maine

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Maine, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Maine by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Maine

Rank College Employed
1 University of New England 92.83%
2 Bowdoin College 92.67%
3 Saint Joseph’s College of Maine 92.51%
4 University of Maine 91.35%
5 Thomas College 91.32%
6 Colby College 90.53%
7 University of Southern Maine 90.27%
8 Unity College 89.14%
9 University of Maine at Farmington 88.71%
10 University of Maine at Fort Kent 88.39%
11 Maine College of Art 88.11%
12 University of Maine at Presque Isle 84.6%
13 University of Maine at Machias 82.59%
14 University of Maine at Augusta 78.51%
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