Houlton Higher Education Center

Since 2001, UMA, in partnership with the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Houlton Higher Education Center, has been providing educational opportunities to the people of southern Aroostook County, northern Penobscot County, eastern Washington County, western New Brunswick, Canada, and beyond. In addition to UMA, the Houlton Higher Education Center includes four other educational partners—Northern Maine Community College, the Houlton/Hodgdon RSU 29/70 Adult Education Program, TRiO College Access Services, and Maine Education Opportunities Center.

UMA at the Houlton Higher Education Center is one of eight centers around Maine where people can take courses, pursue degrees, and receive all the support they need to earn a degree close to home and on schedules that fit into their family and work lives. Courses are taught by faculty on-site, online, via interactive television or two-way videoconferencing.

  • UMA at the Houlton Higher Education Center has served the southern Aroostook County area for more than 20 years.
  • We provide local access to more than 30 full degree and certificate programs.
  • We offer small class size, personalized services in the areas of advising and financial aid which includes the Osher scholarships.
  • Onsite, choose from 20+ university courses offered each fall and spring semester, morning, afternoon and evening on-site.
  • 500+ courses offered online, via ITV or videoconferencing.

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Center Hours

Monday: 8am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am to 7pm
Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 3:30pm


UMA Houlton Center 18 Military Street
Houlton, ME 04730

Contact us to schedule placement exams or to answer any of your questions
(207) 521-3100

Fax: 207.521-3101
Email: houlton-hhec@maine.edu

Accommodations are made for any weekday 7:30am classes that have enrollments at the Center.
Computer labs are closed 30 minutes before closing time.