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Average Retention Rate At Maine Colleges

What Is The Average Retention Rate In Maine?

The retention rate is the percentage of first-time students who attend and continue their study in next year at colleges. The low retention rate means that more students transfer out to or stop/pause the program at a school. In general, high ranked colleges or special purpose colleges' retention rate is higher than others.
The average retention rate of Maine colleges is 71.30% for full-time students and 49.61% for part-time students. 6,727 out of 9,398 full-time first-year students continued their study in next year at Maine colleges. In public Maine colleges, the retention rate is 63% and private schools' rate is 78% By school levels, the retention rate at four-years colleges is 73% and community colleges' rate is 64% in Maine.
The next schools are the top 3 Maine colleges that have the highest retention rate. University of Maine has the highest retention rate of 78% among Maine colleges. University of New England and University of Southern Maine also have higher rate of 75% and 70% respectively. For the ranking, we exclude community colleges and four-colleges with less than 1,000 first-time students.
The following table summarizes the average retention rate in Maine.
The Average Retention Rate In Maine
TotalPublicPrivate (not-for-profit)Private (for-profit)
Total71.09%62.80%78.36%78.50%
4 years or high73.22%69.50%76.20%-
2-4 years63.78%55.14%100.00%88.00%
less than 1 year76.60%--76.60%
The following table summarizes the retention rate and number of students by attending status for Maine collegesNumbers in parentheses in each column indicate the number of students in the corresponding category.
Retention Rate by Attending Status at Maine colleges
Retention RateFirst-time StudentsEnrolled in Next Year
Full-time71.30%9,3986,727
Part-time49.61%1,276559