UMA 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.

With approximately 5,606 students, UMA is the third largest university in the University of Maine System.

General information: 207-621-3000, 1-877-862-1234.

Type: 4-year, Public.

Awards offered: One but less than two year Certificates, Associates, Bachelor’s, Post-baccalaureate and Master’s degrees.

Campus settings: City of Augusta and City of Bangor, eight Outreach Centers.

Campus housing: Limited suite-style housing available in newly renovated historic buildings in Hallowell.

Student-to-faculty ratio (Fall 2022): 16 to 1.

Total faculty (Fall 2022): 233.

Our Campuses

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

Our Academic Programs

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

UMA offers 1 master’s degree, 2 graduate certificates, 8 post-baccalaureate programs and 22 different baccalaureate programs that include numerous opportunities for concentration within a major. We also offer select associate degrees in 11 different programs as well as 44 minors and 49 certificate programs.

Student Consumer Information

The following section includes links to helpful information on a variety of subjects. This information complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which requires colleges and universities to publicly disclose various aspects of their policies and procedures.

(EADA) 1994 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) is an annual report that colleges must file with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education concerning intercollegiate athletic participation rates, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men’s and women’s teams. The Department uses the data to report to Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. The electronic version is available through UMA’s Annual Equity in Athletics Report. A print version is available upon request by contacting the Office of Student Life.

Strategic Plan

UMA embarked on a strategic planning process in the fall of 2014 to update its strategic plan for 2016-2020. The plan was subsequently revised in 2017. Our plan includes refocused and bold mission and vision statements, a set of key UMA values, seven measurable goals and a set of actions for achieving these goals. The strategic plan, Transforming Lives: Student Success and Academic Achievement, extends our commitment to our statewide mission; it extends our commitment to on-site and distance education; and it extends our commitment to telling our story of how we transform students’ lives of all ages and backgrounds throughout Maine and beyond.

More information and a copy of our current Strategic Plan can be found here.