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Maine Schools

Academia in Maine is a declining field. The trends in Maine's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Maine By Profession

362 377 338 280
102 158 145 151
569 578 594 506
660 736 743 746
626 752 744 706
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

The number of faculty at Maine's 40 colleges and universities grew from 2,319 members to 2,389 between the years 2006 and 2009.

This shows a 4% increase in the number of higher institution faculty in Maine.

Average faculty salaries in Maine

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Maine state is $59,397 per year, which is more than faculty salaries around the nation, which average $57,293 per year. And in Maine male faculty earn more than female faculty. There is a 7% difference in salaries.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Maine

No data at this time.

Of Maine's 2,239 higher education faculty members, 56% have tenure and 16% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Maine by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Maine Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 2.14% 7.92% 7.92%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Maine
  • Light Blue: National

The number of part-time faculty has shrunk in Maine by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009. And the number of full-time faculty has grown by 9%. This shows that in academia in Maine, working part-time is becoming more popular.

National Vs. Maine Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% -5.5% -4.47% -9.24%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Maine
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Maine

No data at this time.

In 2009 1% of part-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background. In the same year, 8% of the state's full-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Maine

No data at this time.

National Vs. Maine Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 28.57% 60.71% 71.43%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Maine
  • Yellow: National

From 2006 to 2009, the total number of minority faculty in Maine has increased by 105%. This is consistent with national statistics, which show that of the 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally in 2006, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background, while of the 855,625 faculty working in 2009, 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Maine by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Maine by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Maine Faculty Employment growth of men

0% -6.65% -3.2% -10.36%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Maine
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in Maine has also increased over the past few years. And nationally, from 2006 to 2009, the number of women faculty at colleges and universities has increased by 9%.

National Vs. Maine Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 1.39% 2.93% 4.48%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Maine
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Maine Faculty employment by Gender

National Maine
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 46%
Women 54%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Maine


Consistent with the growth in the number of collegiate-level faculty in Maine, the number of students studying in institutions of higher learning has also increased in the state.

There are currently 63,035 undergraduate students in the state and 8,084 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Maine

2344 2406 2641 2552 2594
5939 6159 6570 6158 6370
39 51 135 320 341
1678 1535 1640 1693 1802
1333 1231 1170 1187 1501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Maine


A total of 4,522 students graduated from colleges and universities in Maine in 2009. Approximately 51% of these students graduated from bachelor's degree programs. Another 17% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maine


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Maine.

Retention rates in Maine

Returning Students 62%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Maine state, 62 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 46 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. National trends are consistent with this. At a national level, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Maine

Graduation Students 46%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Maine Students By Gender

National Maine
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 39%
Women 61%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Maine is not very diverse. Of the 71,119 students studying in the state's colleges and universities, 61% are female, and 6% identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are consistent with national statistics, which show that 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Maine Students Minorities

National Maine
Minorities 29%
Minorities 6%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Maine

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  1. Maine Business Schools18,300 Employed
  2. Maine Teaching Schools18,125 Employed
  3. Maine Biology Schools10,600 Employed
  4. Maine Engineering Schools8,924 Employed
  5. Maine Liberal Arts Schools7,687 Employed
  6. Maine Art Schools6,655 Employed
  7. Maine Psychology Schools6,562 Employed
  8. Maine Music Schools6,037 Employed
  9. Maine Business Administration Schools5,814 Employed
  10. Maine English Schools5,693 Employed
  11. Maine Nursing Schools5,686 Employed
  12. Maine Educational Leadership Schools5,605 Employed
  13. Maine Communications Schools3,766 Employed
  14. Maine Math Schools3,714 Employed
  15. Maine Physics Schools3,534 Employed
  16. Maine MBA Schools3,441 Employed
  17. Maine Accounting Schools3,353 Employed
  18. Maine BSN Schools3,351 Employed
  19. Maine Forensic Nursing Schools3,351 Employed
  20. Maine RN to BSN Schools3,351 Employed
  21. Maine Chemistry Schools3,231 Employed
  22. Maine Finance Schools3,210 Employed
  23. Maine Forestry Schools3,094 Employed
  24. Maine Political Science Schools3,014 Employed
  25. Maine History Schools2,983 Employed
  26. Maine Sociology Schools2,914 Employed
  27. Maine Management Schools2,862 Employed
  28. Maine Mechanical Engineering Schools2,670 Employed
  29. Maine Human Services Schools2,607 Employed
  30. Maine Public Administration Schools2,579 Employed
  31. Maine Law Schools2,513 Employed
  32. Maine Counseling Schools2,445 Employed
  33. Maine Computer Science Schools2,391 Employed
  34. Maine Biochemistry Schools2,311 Employed
  35. Maine Veterinary Schools2,298 Employed
  36. Maine Special Education Schools2,270 Employed
  37. Maine Civil Engineering Schools2,105 Employed
  38. Maine Elementary Education Schools2,101 Employed
  39. Maine Marketing Schools2,060 Employed
  40. Maine Social Work Schools2,008 Employed
  41. Maine Journalism Schools1,982 Employed
  42. Maine Health Science Schools1,922 Employed
  43. Maine Criminal Justice Schools1,653 Employed
  44. Maine Information Technology Schools1,567 Employed
  45. Maine Electrical Engineering Schools1,518 Employed
  46. Maine Computer Engineering Schools1,321 Employed
  47. Maine Theology Schools1,306 Employed
  48. Maine Public Health Schools1,300 Employed
  49. Maine School Psychology Schools1,206 Employed
  50. Maine Early Childhood Education Schools1,205 Employed
  51. Maine Occupational Therapy Schools1,183 Employed
  52. Maine Clinical Psychology Schools1,151 Employed
  53. Maine Healthcare Administration Schools1,131 Employed
  54. Maine Construction Management Schools1,110 Employed
  55. Maine Property Management Schools1,106 Employed
  56. Maine Sports Medicine Schools1,017 Employed
  57. Maine Speech Therapy Schools991 Employed
  58. Maine Creative Writing Schools956 Employed
  59. Maine Radiology Technology Schools942 Employed
  60. Maine International Business Schools812 Employed
  61. Maine Small Business Schools716 Employed
  62. Maine Culinary Schools695 Employed
  63. Maine Drafting Schools682 Employed
  64. Maine Information Systems Schools680 Employed
  65. Maine Dental Hygienist Schools662 Employed
  66. Maine Nutrition Schools660 Employed
  67. Maine Visual Communications Schools626 Employed
  68. Maine Criminology Schools603 Employed
  69. Maine Sports Management Schools578 Employed
  70. Maine Physical Therapy Schools506 Employed
  71. Maine Hotel Management Schools490 Employed
  72. Maine Design Schools453 Employed
  73. Maine Surgical Technology Schools453 Employed
  74. Maine Computer Networking Schools440 Employed
  75. Maine X Ray Technician Schools404 Employed
  76. Maine Respiratory Therapy Schools404 Employed
  77. Maine Architecture Schools401 Employed
  78. Maine Physician Assistant Schools346 Employed
  79. Maine Biomedical Engineering Schools346 Employed
  80. Maine Gerontology Schools346 Employed
  81. Maine Business Management Schools346 Employed
  82. Maine Fire Science Schools330 Employed
  83. Maine Advertising Schools232 Employed
  84. Maine Public Relations Schools232 Employed
  85. Maine Human Resources Schools232 Employed
  86. Maine Paralegal Schools210 Employed
  87. Maine Christian Counseling Schools182 Employed
  88. Maine Healthcare Management Schools182 Employed
  89. Maine Medical Coding Schools160 Employed
  90. Maine Restaurant Management Schools160 Employed
  91. Maine Graphic Design Schools119 Employed
  92. Maine Carpentry Schools118 Employed
  93. Maine Hospitality Schools116 Employed
  94. Maine Health Information Schools90 Employed
  95. Maine Sonography Schools74 Employed
  96. Maine Ultrasound Technology Schools74 Employed
  97. Maine Mental Health Schools74 Employed
  98. Maine Physical Therapy Assistant Schools74 Employed
  99. Maine Web Development Schools66 Employed
  100. Maine Medical Billing Schools16 Employed

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