The 102nd Maine Legislature in 1965 established the University of Maine at Augusta as a community-based institution offering associate degrees under the auspices of the University of Maine at Orono. In 1971, soon after moving to its present location in Augusta, UMA became an autonomous institution, the seventh campus of the University of Maine System. In 1975, UMA offered its first baccalaureate degree program and began building an integrated faculty community, with appropriate terminal degrees.
With an open enrollment policy, UMA offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, and professional certificates. Certain degrees and certificates at all levels are available fully online.