Biology Schools In Maine

Maine has 17 accredited biology schools where biology faculty who teach biology classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in biology in the state of Maine, which encompasses biology training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  1. Bates College

    2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, Maine 04240

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  2. Bowdoin College

    5700 College Station - President's Office, Brunswick, Maine 04011-8448

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  3. Colby College

    4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, Maine 04901-8840

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  4. Husson University

    1 College Circle, Bangor, Maine 04401-2999

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  5. Kennebec Valley Community College

    92 Western Ave, Fairfield, Maine 04937-1367

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  6. University of Maine at Augusta

    46 University Dr, Augusta, Maine 04330-9410

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  7. University of Maine at Farmington

    224 Main St, Farmington, Maine 04938-9978

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  8. University of Maine at Fort Kent

    23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine 04743-1292

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  9. University of Maine at Machias

    116 O'Brien Ave, Machias, Maine 04654-1397

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  10. University of Maine

    Orono, Maine 04469

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  11. Maine Maritime Academy

    C3, Castine, Maine 04420-0001

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  12. University of Maine at Presque Isle

    181 Main St, Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2888

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  13. University of New England

    11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, Maine 04005-9599

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  14. Saint Joseph's College of Maine

    278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, Maine 04084-5236

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  15. Southern Maine Community College

    2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106-1698

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  16. University of Southern Maine

    96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103

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  17. Unity College

    90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine 04988

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Biology Employment

Maine 1,620
National 232,950

Of all of the biology professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Maine.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In Maine

1,030 1,490 1,650 1,780 1,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In Maine, biology is a growing field. There were 590 more biology professionals working in Maine in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 57% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for biology professionals which shows a 6% increase in the number of biology professionals working around the nation.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$51,875 $52,370 $53,684 $44,077 $57,973
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The salaries paid to biology professionals are growing in Maine. Biology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $51,875 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $57,973 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Maine

10th percentile
$36,865
25th percentile
$43,543
50th percentile
$51,535
75th percentile
$68,647
90th percentile
$85,759

Thus, biology professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 70% pay differential between the highest paid biology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of biology in Maine.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Maine

Biochemistry
$62,415
Biology
$57,973
Biomedical Engineering
$74,580
Chemistry
$50,498
Physics
$105,190

Biology professionals in Maine earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maine

associate
3
bachelor
26
master
7
doctor
5
Certificate
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The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited biology schools in Maine is increasing. In Maine, there were 317 graduates in 2006. And there were 409 graduates from biology courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of biology school degree or certificate graduates in Maine by 29%. A majority of these graduates, or 63%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Maine

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