With approximately 5,688 students, UMA is the third largest university in the University of Maine System.

Below are some quick facts on our institution, with much more information available elsewhere on this site.

Our mission

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellent student support and civic engagement, and innovative professional and liberal arts programs.

Where We Learn

In addition to our main campus in Augusta, we also serve students at our campus in Bangor and at eight UMA Centers and receiving sites in virtually every corner of the state.

Faculty Profile

233 Faculty Members

Fulbright Scholars

  • Robert Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Lisa Botshon, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Hentges, Ph.D.
  • Robert Kellerman, Ph.D.
  • Ellen Taylor, D.Ed.

Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

Who We Are

With our multiple campuses and locations and our array of professional programs, UMA attracts a unique mix of recent high school graduates and adults returning to the classroom. All are enriched by the interaction between young and older students.

  • 47% Non-traditional age (25+)
  • 29% Traditional age (18-25)
  • 24% < 18 (including Early College)

UMA is especially noted for its experience and success working with adult students, many who enter college after years away from a classroom. UMA faculty and staff understand the special challenges of these adult students, who often need to juggle family and work responsibilities while attending college.

Augustus the Moose poses with a UMA student for a photo
Our Mascot: Augustus the Moose

Our Academic Programs

UMA has distinguished itself by offering top-quality, career-focused degree programs designed for today’s workplace.

UMA offers 2 master’s degrees, 2 graduate certificates, 7 post-baccalaureate programs, and 22 different baccalaureate programs that include numerous opportunities for concentration within a major. We also offer select associate degrees in 12 different programs as well as 41 minors and 50 certificate programs.


University of Maine System
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
Dental Assisting and Hygiene
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
Information & Library Science
  • Americal Library Association (ALA)
Medical Laboratory Technology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
Mental Health & Human Services
  • Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Veterinary Technology
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

View all our degree programs »


US News & World Report Best Online Programs - Veterans Bachelor's

US News & World Report Best Online Programs - Bachelor's 2022

US News & World Report Best Online Programs - Business Bachelor's

American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation Endorsed School

Maine Dept of Education logo

US Dept of Homeland Security Badge

Military Friendly School - Gold - 2022/23

Best for Vets Colleges 2021 Military Times

Our graduates

The majority of our graduates leave UMA with a baccalaureate degree in a professional field of study that meets a specific state or regional economic need. Moreover, UMA graduates overwhelmingly stay in Maine, where many go on to become leaders in their profession and their community.

Student Consumer Information

Statement of Purposes

These stated purposes provide a collegial and respectful environment in which faculty, staff and students share these ideals and benefit from these common purposes:

  1. Provides a broad range of undergraduate educational opportunities distinguished by excellence and accessibility;
  2. Offers Baccalaureate and select Associate Degrees designed for career advancement, personal and professional growth, and preparation for graduate studies;
  3. Provides programs and seminars for career advancement, professional and personal development;
  4. Collaborates with other campuses of the University of Maine System and other constituencies such as private colleges, community colleges, libraries, businesses, industry, government and communication organizations to attain mutual support of institutional and educational goals;
  5. Encourages faculty, staff and students to participate in public service that contributes to the growth and development of UMA’s communities and constituents;
  6. Prepares students for current and future challenges and exposes them to knowledge, critical thinking skills, cultural enrichment, ethical, pluralistic and aesthetic awareness;
  7. Provides support services, designed for non-traditional, traditional and place-bound students, to foster intellectual and personal growth, academic success, community participation and a commitment to lifelong learning;
  8. Provides faculty and staff with professional development activities that include scholarly research, scientific inquiry, literary and artistic expression consistent with their academic area of expertise;
  9. Provides an ongoing process of planning and assessment that focuses on institutional growth and development, and;
  10. Evaluates the emerging educational, economic and social needs of Central Maine citizens and offers new specialized programs to serve those needs.