Total Student Headcount (2019-20): 5,811

Where UMA Student’s have taken the majority of their credits:

  • 20.9% Augusta campus
  • 9.7% Bangor campus
  • 19.8% UMA Centers/Sites
  • 49.7% Online

Full-time Equivalent Students (2019-20): 2,521

  • 8% Associate
  • 59% Bachelor’s and Post Bachelor’s
  • 2% Certificate-seeking (Title IV Eligible)
  • 14% Non-degree/certificate-seeking
  • 17% Non-degree Early College

Top 5 Enrolled Programs (2019-20)

Bachelor’s/Post Programs

  1. Liberal Studies (826 students)
  2. Mental Health/Human Services (520)
  3. Business Administration (390)
  4. Cybersecurity (200)
  5. Nursing (198)

Associate Programs

  1. Liberal Studies (191 students)
  2. Business Administration (107)
  3. Mental Health/Human Services (56)
  4. Justice Studies (27)
  5. Information & Library Science (20)

First in Family to Attend College (2019-20)

  • 49% First-generation

Financing their Education (2019-20)

  • 75% of all degree/certificate-seeking students received financial aid to meet educational expenses.
  • 68% of financial aid recipients received a Pell Grant, an award that does not have to be repaid.

Indebtedness of 2018-19 Bachelor’s Graduates who started at UMA as First-Year Students (N = 121)

  • 79% Graduated with loan debt (includes only debt accrued at UMA)
    • Average amount of Federal Title IV debt – $30,562
    • Average amount of Private debt – $3,146

Total Student Admissions (2019-20)

  • 98% Acceptance rate (3,065 students)
    • 3% of Accepted students deferred
    • 50% of Accepted students enroll
      • 32% First-time students
      • 53% Transfer students
      • 15% Readmits

23% (245) of matriculated Summer/Fall 2019 admissions are Fall 2019 First-time, Full-time Degree or Certificate-seeking (i.e., meets IPEDS cohort criteria). This represents 6% of the total Fall 2019 enrollment.

Updated June, 2020


Overall Student Profile (Fall 2019)

4,361 headcount

Enrollment Status: 68% part-time and 32% full-time (12 credits or more)

Student Credit Load: 8.01 average

Gender: 68% female and 32% male

Race/Ethnicity: 80.4% white, 11.2% minority, and 8.4% unknown

Age: 30 average and 30% 18-24 year-olds

Residency: 93.6% in-state, 6% out-of-state, <1% international

Advanced Standing: 59 average transfer credits accepted for coursework completed at other regionally accredited schools, recognized by the American Council on Education, high school dual enrollment and Advanced Placement Tests, or previous military experience

Dependency Status of FAFSA Filers: 73% independent (i.e., custodial parents’ income/asset information is not considered in determining financial aid)

Veterans/Active Military: 5% self-identified or using personal education benefits (231 students)

Early College Enrollment: 17% high school juniors and seniors (758 students)

Statewide Reach: enrollment in all 16 State of Maine counties

  • 25% Kennebec
  • 17% Penobscot
  • 2% Aroostook (northernmost)
  • 2% York (southernmost)
  • 2% Washington (easternmost)
  • 4% Oxford (westernmost)

Incarcerated Students: 2% current prisoners in Maine correctional facilities (84 students)

Statistics updated November, 2019.
UMA Office of Institutional Research and Assessment