The University of Maine is a public, four-year, institution of higher learning located in the small suburb of Orono, Maine. UMaine was founded in 1865 as the Maine College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. The land-grant and sea-grant university changed its name in 1897, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, this vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research and outreach mission.
UMaine offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, in addition to certificates, from the following colleges and schools:
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture
- Graduate School
- Honors College
- Maine Business School
In addition to the traditional academic programs and offerings, the University of Maine also has a variety of online programs through their Division of Lifelong Learning. The online bachelor’s degree is the Bachelor of University Studies, which is a part-time degree that can be designed to reflect the academic and vocational goals of a student. Many graduate degrees and ceritifcates are available online as well.
Accreditation & Licensing
University of Maine is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)