Portland, ME

School Details

The University of Southern Maine was established when three academic establishments came together: the original teachers college in Gorham, founded in 1878, Portland University for accountants, founded in 1919, and later Lewiston-Auburn College in Lewiston, founded in 1988. They now comprise the three campuses of the University of Southern Maine, a public, regional, comprehensive university, which operates with a mission to provide students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.

USM offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, leading to degrees and certificates at all levels, from the following colleges and schools:

  • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • School of Music
  • College of Management and Human Service
  • School of Business
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • Muskie School of Public Service
  • School of Social Work
  • College of Science, Technology and Health
  • School of Nursing
  • Lewiston-Auburn College
  • University of Maine School of Law

Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern Maine is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

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