Total Student Headcount (2020-21): 5,606

Where UMA Students have taken the majority of their credits:

  • 11% Augusta campus
  • 5% Bangor campus
  • 18% UMA Centers/Sites
  • 66% Online

Full-time Equivalent Students (2020-21): 2,470

  • 8% Associate
  • 57% Bachelor’s and Post Bachelor’s
  • <1% Masters
  • 2% Certificate-seeking (Title IV Eligible)
  • 11% Non-degree/certificate-seeking
  • 20% Non-degree Early College

Top 5 Enrolled Programs (2020-21)

Bachelor’s/Post Programs

  1. Liberal Studies (697 students)
  2. Mental Health/Human Services (460)
  3. Business Administration (339)
  4. Nursing (261)
  5. Cybersecurity (204)

Associate Programs

  1. Liberal Studies (193 students)
  2. Business Administration (98)
  3. Mental Health/Human Services (51)
  4. Information & Library Science (32)
  5. Justice Studies (27)

First in Family to Attend College (2020-21)

  • 49% First-generation

Financing their Education (2020-21)

  • 74% of all degree/certificate-seeking students received financial aid to meet educational expenses.
  • 66% of financial aid recipients received a Pell Grant, an award that does not have to be repaid.

Indebtedness of 2019-20 Bachelor’s Graduates who started at UMA as First-Year Students (N = 119)

  • 74% Graduated with loan debt (includes only debt accrued at UMA)
    • Average amount of Federal Title IV debt – $30,541
    • Average amount of Private debt – $30,871

Total Student Admissions (2020-21)

  • 99% Acceptance rate (3,213 students)
    • 3% of Accepted students deferred
    • 45% of Accepted students enroll
      • 35% First-time students
      • 46% Transfer students
      • 16% Readmits
      • 3% Graduate students

25% (261) of matriculated Summer/Fall 2020 admissions are Fall 2020 First-time, Full-time Degree or Certificate-seeking (i.e., meets IPEDS cohort criteria). This represents 6% of the total Fall 2020 enrollment.

Updated May, 2021


Overall Student Profile (Fall 2020)

4,200 headcount

Enrollment Status: 64% part-time and 36% full-time (Ugrd 12+ crs, Grad 6+ crs)

Student Credit Load: 8.19 average

Gender: 70% female and 30% male

Race/Ethnicity: 79.8% white, 11.8% minority, and 8.4% unknown

Age: 29 average and 30% 18-24 year-olds

Residency: 91.7% in-state, 8% out-of-state, <.5% international

Advanced Standing: 55 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: 70% 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 (203 students)

Early College Enrollment: 19% high school juniors and seniors (795 students)

Statewide Reach: enrollment in all 16 State of Maine counties

  • 26% Kennebec
  • 17% Penobscot
  • 3% Aroostook (northernmost)
  • 3% York (southernmost)
  • 2% Washington (easternmost)
  • 4% Oxford (westernmost)

Incarcerated Students: 2% current prisoners in Maine correctional facilities (87 students)

Statistics updated May, 2021.
UMA Office of Institutional Research and Assessment