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Nursing Schools in Maine

1,025 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Nursing is the 1st most popular major out of a total 23 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Maine

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 630
Associate’s Degree 242
Master’s Degree 145
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

In Maine, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in ME Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Maine is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 2.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • White: 82.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 10.4%
Nursing Majors in ME Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Maine

18,300 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. ME

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Maine

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $93,100. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in Maine that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

178 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
1,589 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year. A typical student attending UMFK will pay a net price of $12,107.

174 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
8,429 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. A typical student attending University of Southern Maine will pay a net price of $12,180. Most students complete their degree in 4.74 years.

136 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,987 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $26,405. In their early career, Saint Joseph's Maine grads earn an average salary of $39,900. The full-time teacher rate is 99%.

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
7,483 Total Students

In their early career, UNE grads earn an average salary of $36,400. Most students complete their degree in 4.11 years. 52% of the teachers are full time.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
3,744 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.55 years to graduate. 100% of the teachers are full time.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,561 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,388. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,384 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. A typical student attending SMCC will pay a net price of $10,521. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 23% are considered full time.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
183 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.80%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $14,418.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,406 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,094. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
829 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,127. The full-time teacher rate is 62%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it.

Nursing Careers in ME

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title ME Job Growth ME Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 26% $102,280
Medical and Health Services Managers 12% $87,010
Nursing Instructors and Professors 12% $54,160
Registered Nurses 11% $65,630
Nurse Anesthetists 7% $161,800
Nurse Midwives 0% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in ME
Allied Health Services 398
Allied Health Professions 341
Rehabilitation Professions 288
Public Health 275
Health/Medical Admin Services 192
Mental & Social Health Services 190
Osteopathic Medicine 177
Health Sciences & Services 163

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