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IPEDS ID: 161217
OPE ID: 00676000
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University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Dr, Augusta, Maine 04330-9410
General information:  (207) 621-3000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  4,770 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  The University of Maine at Augusta, a regional state university, provides baccalaureate and select associate degrees to meet the educational, economic and cultural needs of Central Maine. Based on a common liberal arts core for all degree programs, UMA delivers professional programs to non-traditional, traditional and place-bound students.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty93174
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,040$1,040$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$5,172$5,172$5,172$7,20039.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$16,937$17,260$17,420$19,50011.9%
Off Campus with Family$11,765$12,088$12,248$12,3000.4%
Off Campus$25,817$26,500$26,660$28,7407.8%
Off Campus with Family$20,645$21,328$21,488$21,5400.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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  • UMA provides a wide range of face to face and distance (multiple modalities) courses to students all over Maine and beyond - predominantly to adults returning to college after being out of high school for many years or at the time of job changes. They attend part-time, have children and are working; take longer to graduate and often earn associate degrees along the way to a baccalaureate. UMA is recognized for being personally supportive of students and offering flexible programs.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid127789%————
Grant or scholarship aid23676%$1,291,692$5,473
Federal grants21870%$990,486$4,544
Pell grants21870%$968,194$4,441
Other federal grants5518%$22,292$405
State/local government grant or scholarships15951%$154,625$972
Institutional grants or scholarships9129%$146,581$1,611
Student loan aid21669%$1,239,187$5,737
Federal student loans21669%$1,224,568$5,669
Other student loans(*)1%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,09262%$15,076,314$4,876
Pell grants2,83057%$10,805,972$3,818
Federal student loans3,10862%$20,846,845$6,707
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$7,289$7,832$8,379
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,211$8,573$9,046
$30,001 – $48,000$9,067$9,309$10,103
$48,001 – $75,000$11,380$11,881$12,780
$75,001 – $110,000$12,978$13,521$13,885
$110,001 and more$13,104$13,521$13,927
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,770
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment519
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 36%
Part-time: 64%Student Gender:
Male: 29%
Female: 71%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 34%
25 and over: 66%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 37%
Enrolled in some distance education: 31%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 32%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • UMA requires Accuplacer testing for those with a GPA less than 75% and/or in the bottom 25th of their class. Some programs such as Dental Hygiene and Nursing have additional admissions requirements and acceptance is more competitive.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 53%
Part-time students: 42%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 23 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 14%
Transfer-out rate: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 9%
Female: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 19%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 67%
White: 12%
Two or more races: 25%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 48 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2007.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Students who began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 7%
6-year: 16%
8-year: 23%
[Students who began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 3%
6-year: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician-0-
Category total-7-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-10-
Category total-10-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services0--
Business Administration and Management, General20d43d-
Financial Planning and Services00-
Category total20d65d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other--0
Information Technology7d8-
Category total7d80
Secondary Education and Teaching--0
Category total--0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-4-
Category total-4-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant--8
Category total--8
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Nurse Leader-8-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant11--
Dental Assisting/Assistant7-9
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist166-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--0
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--32d
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician18d105d0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse760-
Rehabilitation Aide0--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--22
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant12--
Category total140d119d63d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other--0
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-17d-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies16d--
Category total16d17d0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies49d98d-
Category total49d98d-
Library Science
Library and Archives Assisting5d--
Library and Information Science-31d-
Category total5d31d-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-0-
Category total-2-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General0-1
Public Administration1d5d-
Category total1d5d1
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-0-
Category total-0-
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General-2d-
Category total-2d-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Flight Instructor-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General-6-
Music, General04-
Category total110-
Grand total23937872
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country33
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1973 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs6/1/1976 -  Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)3/13/2014 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate22.7%19.8%18.2%
Number in default352274257
Number in repayment1,5441,3801,411
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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