Maine College of Art & Design

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,100
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$35,395
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.57%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74%
649 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
436
97% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
48.3%
58 Graduates

About

Maine College of Art & Design is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, ME. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Maine College of Art & Design were Art Teacher Education (24 degrees awarded) and General Fine Studio Arts (9 degrees).

In 2022, 145 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Maine College of Art & Design. 77.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (90 degrees), 9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Maine College of Art & Design is $39,100, which is $24,159 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Maine College of Art & Design is $39,100, which is $24,159 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,395.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Maine College of Art & Design received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,100
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Maine College of Art & Design was $39,100. The cost of tuition at Maine College of Art & Design is $24,159 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$35,395
2022 Value
1.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Maine College of Art & Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,395. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Maine College of Art & Design grew by 1.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,870
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Maine College of Art & Design was of $10,870 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.17% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Maine College of Art & Design received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.57%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Maine College of Art & Design was 1.57%, which represents 3 out of the 191 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Maine College of Art & Design received 649 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.55% annual growth. Out of those 649 applicants, 480 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74% acceptance rate.

There were 436 students enrolled at Maine College of Art & Design in 2022.

Maine College of Art & Design has an overall enrollment yield of 20.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
480
Accepted Out of 649

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Maine College of Art & Design was 74% (480 admissions from 649 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 72.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.55%, while admissions remained the same..

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Enrollment

Maine College of Art & Design had a total enrollment of 436 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Maine College of Art & Design is 423 students and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Maine College of Art & Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Maine College of Art & Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 7.8% Two or More Races, 4.59% Asian, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.29% Black or African American, and 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Maine College of Art & Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.1%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Two or More Races Female (6.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62.3%), followed by White Male (15.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.66%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Maine College of Art & Design in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 436 students. The full-time enrollment at Maine College of Art & Design is 423 and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Maine College of Art & Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Maine College of Art & Design was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Maine College of Art & Design had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    328 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    34 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    20 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Maine College of Art & Design is 75.2% White, 7.8% Two or More Races, 4.59% Asian, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.29% Black or African American, and 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 79 more women than men received degrees from Maine College of Art & Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Maine College of Art & Design is white (90 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Maine College of Art & Design is Art Teacher Education (24 degrees awarded), followed by General Fine Studio Arts (9 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Maine College of Art & Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (71 degrees), and Education (24 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Maine College of Art & Design are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,579,939 people), Secondary school teachers (467,695 people), Education administrators (254,760 people), Special education teachers (185,691 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (170,101 people).

The most specialized majors at Maine College of Art & Design in 2022 are Communication Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (71 degrees), and Education (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Maine College of Art & Design are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Maine College of Art & Design are Communication Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (71 degrees), and Education (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Maine College of Art & Design are Elementary & secondary schools (2,757,728 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (301,113 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,869 people), Computer Systems Design (114,156 people), and Child day care services (103,266 people).

The most specialized majors at Maine College of Art & Design are Communication Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (71 degrees), and Education (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Maine College of Art & Design.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 18 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Maine College of Art & Design was Illustration with 18 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

33
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
112
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Maine College of Art & Design, which is 0.295 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (112).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Maine College of Art & Design in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 0.75 times less than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Maine College of Art & Design in Art Teacher Education, which is 3 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Maine College of Art & Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Maine College of Art & Design is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    90 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Maine College of Art & Design is white (90 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10 degrees).

22.1% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    77 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Maine College of Art & Design is white female (77 degrees awarded). There were 5.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (13 degrees).

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Operations

Maine College of Art & Design has an endowment valued at nearly $13.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.1%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Maine College of Art & Design had a total salary expenditure of 17.3M. Maine College of Art & Design employs 13 Assistant professors, 10 Professors and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Maine College of Art & Design are Male Assistant professor (7), Female Professor (6), and Female Assistant professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Maine College of Art & Design are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Management, with 13 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Endowment

$13.9M
2022 Endowment
10%
decline from 2021

Maine College of Art & Design has an endowment valued at about $13.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Maine College of Art & Design declined 10% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.23M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.76M
2022 Salaries
3.42%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Maine College of Art & Design paid a median of $6.76M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($17.3M) and a 3.42% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.85M
Instructional Salaries
30
Number of Employees

In 2022, Maine College of Art & Design paid a total of $1.85M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Maine College of Art & Design were Assistant professor with 13 employees, Professor with 10 employees, and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Maine College of Art & Design were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees, Management with 13 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Maine College of Art & Design was Male Assistant professor with 7 employees, Female Professor with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Maine College of Art & Design.

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