The University was founded in 1903 as the Aroostook State Normal School by the Maine State Legislature following the work of dedicated citizens who saw the growing need for post-secondary education in central Aroostook County. Since 1971, it has been known as The University of Maine at Presque Isle. The University strives to be the region’s premier learning institution while helping to stimulate cultural and economic development in Aroostook County and the State of Maine. The University serves as an educational and cultural center for the area and is host to many state and regional conferences.
UMPI offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, many of which are available completely online.