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Graduation Comparison Between Maine Colleges

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Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of Colleges in Maine is 60.82% where 4,450 students out of 7,317 candidates have complete their courses and degrees. The rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time (for example, 6 years for 4 years BS program) divided by the candidates. The numbers in parenthesis() represent data by gender (men/women) for each cell respectively. The following table compares the graduation rates between Colleges in Maine.
Among the Colleges in Maine, Bowdoin College has the most highest graduation rate of 94.99%, while University of Maine at Augusta has the lowest rate of 16.86%.
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Graduation Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
College of the Atlantic65.82%
(60.00% / 67.19%)
52
(9 / 43)
79
(15 / 64)
Bates College92.46%
(92.34% / 92.58%)
454
(217 / 237)
491
(235 / 256)
Bowdoin College94.99%
(93.75% / 96.30%)
474
(240 / 234)
499
(256 / 243)
Colby College90.42%
(91.96% / 89.06%)
434
(206 / 228)
480
(224 / 256)
University of Maine at Augusta16.86%
(13.56% / 18.58%)
29
(8 / 21)
172
(59 / 113)
University of Maine at Farmington60.00%
(53.57% / 63.33%)
246
(75 / 171)
410
(140 / 270)
University of Maine at Fort Kent44.68%
(50.00% / 42.86%)
42
(12 / 30)
94
(24 / 70)
University of Maine at Machias28.71%
(22.50% / 32.79%)
29
(9 / 20)
101
(40 / 61)
University of Maine56.46%
(51.84% / 61.48%)
1,149
(549 / 600)
2,035
(1,059 / 976)
Maine Maritime Academy74.03%
(74.37% / 71.88%)
171
(148 / 23)
231
(199 / 32)
University of Maine at Presque Isle33.54%
(36.51% / 31.63%)
54
(23 / 31)
161
(63 / 98)
University of New England62.17%
(60.71% / 62.69%)
332
(85 / 247)
534
(140 / 394)
Maine College of Art52.10%
(60.00% / 50.00%)
62
(15 / 47)
119
(25 / 94)
Saint Joseph's College of Maine58.94%
(64.71% / 56.18%)
155
(55 / 100)
263
(85 / 178)
University of Southern Maine36.05%
(29.89% / 40.19%)
252
(84 / 168)
699
(281 / 418)
Thomas College51.39%
(51.92% / 50.89%)
111
(54 / 57)
216
(104 / 112)
Unity College46.52%
(44.19% / 48.51%)
87
(38 / 49)
187
(86 / 101)
Husson University58.06%
(49.59% / 65.00%)
317
(122 / 195)
546
(246 / 300)
Average60.82%
(59.40% / 61.97%)
4,450
(1,949 / 2,501)
7,317
(3,281 / 4,036)
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Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of Colleges in Maine is 21.20% where 1,393 students have transferred out from schools out of 6,572 graduation candidates. The transfer-out rate is calculated as the number of transfer-out students divided by total number of graduation candidates. The following table compares the transfer-out rates between Colleges in Maine.
Among the Colleges in Maine, Bowdoin College has the lowest transfer-out rate of 3.21%, while University of Southern Maine has the highest rate of 37.91% (more students transferred out from the school).
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Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
NameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
College of the Atlantic0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
79
(15 / 64)
Bates College5.91%
(6.38% / 5.47%)
29
(15 / 14)
491
(235 / 256)
Bowdoin College3.21%
(3.52% / 2.88%)
16
(9 / 7)
499
(256 / 243)
Colby College7.50%
(4.91% / 9.77%)
36
(11 / 25)
480
(224 / 256)
University of Maine at Augusta27.91%
(27.12% / 28.32%)
48
(16 / 32)
172
(59 / 113)
University of Maine at Farmington22.93%
(20.00% / 24.44%)
94
(28 / 66)
410
(140 / 270)
University of Maine at Fort Kent28.72%
(25.00% / 30.00%)
27
(6 / 21)
94
(24 / 70)
University of Maine at Machias25.74%
(27.50% / 24.59%)
26
(11 / 15)
101
(40 / 61)
University of Maine26.98%
(28.05% / 25.82%)
549
(297 / 252)
2,035
(1,059 / 976)
Maine Maritime Academy4.76%
(5.03% / 3.13%)
11
(10 / 1)
231
(199 / 32)
University of Maine at Presque Isle26.71%
(28.57% / 25.51%)
43
(18 / 25)
161
(63 / 98)
University of New England34.46%
(32.86% / 35.03%)
184
(46 / 138)
534
(140 / 394)
Maine College of Art32.77%
(16.00% / 37.23%)
39
(4 / 35)
119
(25 / 94)
Saint Joseph's College of Maine0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
263
(85 / 178)
University of Southern Maine37.91%
(38.43% / 37.56%)
265
(108 / 157)
699
(281 / 418)
Thomas College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
216
(104 / 112)
Unity College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
187
(86 / 101)
Husson University4.76%
(3.25% / 6.00%)
26
(8 / 18)
546
(246 / 300)
Average21.20%
(19.63% / 22.51%)
1,393
(587 / 806)
6,572
(2,991 / 3,581)
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Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of Colleges in Maine is 75.00% for full-time students and 51.67% for part-time students. Retention rate is the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year (Sophomore year). The following table compares the retention rates between Colleges in Maine.
Among the Colleges in Maine, Bowdoin College has the most highest retention rate of 98%, while University of Maine at Machias has the lowest rate of 55%.
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Retention Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
NameFull-timePart-time
College of the Atlantic81%-
Bates College94%-
Bowdoin College98%-
Colby College94%-
University of Maine at Augusta59%51%
University of Maine at Farmington71%-
University of Maine at Fort Kent63%100%
University of Maine at Machias55%25%
University of Maine78%31%
Maine Maritime Academy84%-
University of Maine at Presque Isle62%10%
University of New England76%-
Maine College of Art71%-
Saint Joseph's College of Maine83%54%
University of Southern Maine70%31%
Thomas College65%-
Unity College71%100%
Husson University75%63%
Average75.00% 51.67%
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