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If you haven't been inside a classroom in years or if you are returning to college after a break in your studies, you could not pick a better place than UMA to earn your degree and prepare for a new career.

Most of our students are adults who have to balance jobs and/or family along with an education. You can rest assured that you are not the only adult in a classroom filled with people younger than you.  The diverse age of our student body is an asset in the classroom.  Professors enjoy teaching adults with real-world experience.  Why does UMA stand out from the other universities for adult students?

  • Convenient locations with two campuses and ten University Centers around the state, with many courses and even entire degree programs that are available via the Internet or distance learning technology such as videoconferencing.  Stay Close. Go Far.  We really mean it.
  • Professional programs that can help you launch a career, make a career change, or take your current job to the next level. With Bachelor, Associate and Certificate programs, there is an academic program available for a wide range of possible careers.
  • Personal attention has been a hallmark of UMA since our inception in 1965.  Our academic advisors are very knowledgeable and pride themselves on understanding the many ways an adult can reach a goal to earn a college degree.
  • Flexibility is our motto - our students are part-time and full-time, spread out throughout Maine and even the nation in some of our programs.  With courses and programs offered via live classes, the web, and videoconferencing, we make it as easy as possible to fit college into your life no matter where you are and what your schedule is like.
  • Terrific value.  OK, that is an overused phrase.  But our competitive price as a public university makes UMA very affordable. The vast majority of our students receive Federal and State financial aid that can meet tuition, fees, and living expenses while you are in school.


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