Total Student Headcount (2018-19): 5,515

  • 23% Augusta campus
  • 11% Bangor campus
  • 20% UMA Centers/Sites
  • 46% Online

Full-time Equivalent Students (2018-19): 2,468

  • 9% Associate
  • 62% Bachelor’s and Post Bachelor’s
  • 2% Certificate-seeking (Title IV Eligible)
  • 15% Non-degree/certificate-seeking
  • 12% Non-degree Early College

Top 5 Enrolled Programs (2018-19)

Bachelor’s/Post Programs

  1. Liberal Studies (938 students)
  2. Mental Health/Human Services (557)
  3. Business Administration (404)
  4. Computer Information Systems (204)
  5. Applied Science (168)

Associate Programs

  1. Liberal Studies (227 students)
  2. Business Administration (117)
  3. Mental Health/Human Services (63)
  4. Justice Studies (32)
  5. Computer Information Systems (19)

First in Family to Attend College (2018-19)

  • 51% First-generation

Financing their Education (2018-19)

  • 75% degree/certificate-seeking students received financial aid to meet educational expenses.
  • 71% received a Pell Grant, an award that does not have to be repaid.

Indebtedness of Graduates (2017-18)

  • 75% (427) Graduated with loan debt (includes only debt accrued at UMA)
    • $24,750 Median amount of Federal Title IV debt (425 students)
    • $7,100 Median amount of private debt (22 students)

Total Student Admissions (2018-19)

  • 97% Acceptance rate (2,671 students)
  • 56% of Accepted students enroll
  • 34% First-time students
  • 49% Transfer students
  • 17% Readmits

20% of all admissions (i.e., accepted students that enrolled) did not meet the placement testing proficiency benchmarks in reading, writing, and/or mathematics and were recommended for required developmental coursework.

25% (254) of matriculated Summer/Fall 2018 admissions are Fall 2018 First-time, Full-time Degree or Certificate-seeking (i.e., meets IPEDS cohort criteria). This represents 6% of the total Fall 2018 enrollment.

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)

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