Communications Schools In Maine

In Maine, there are 5 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Maine's communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in communications includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications


  1. University of Maine

    Orono, Maine 04469

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of New England

    11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, Maine 04005-9599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Saint Joseph's College of Maine

    278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, Maine 04084-5236

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Southern Maine

    96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Thomas College

    180 W River Rd, Waterville, Maine 04901-5097

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Communications Employment

Maine 1,890
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Maine state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Maine

2,100 1,970 1,930 1,750 1,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maine, the field of communications is shrinking. In Maine, 210 less communications professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 10%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$34,327 $36,830 $37,668 $39,285 $39,638
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to communications professionals are growing in Maine. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $34,327 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,638 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Maine

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This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Maine, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of communications. The pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 213%

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Maine

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

In Maine, communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited communications schools in Maine is decreasing. In 2006, 207 students graduated from communications courses in Maine. And in 2010, 160 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Maine by 23%. A majority of these graduates, or 88%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Maine

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