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IPEDS ID: 161554
OPE ID: 00205400
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University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103
General information:  (207) 780-4141
Website:  www.usm.maine.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,739 (6,126 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
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
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty241392
Instructional233392
Research and public service80
Total graduate assistants-71
Instructional-13
Research-58
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$7,776$7,796$7,796$7,7960.0%
Out-of-state$18,488$18,508$18,508$18,5080.0%
Books and supplies$1,346$1,346$1,346$1,220-9.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,786$9,788$10,006$10,2482.4%
Other$4,008$4,008$4,008$3,460-13.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,786$9,788$10,006$10,2482.4%
Other$4,008$4,008$4,008$3,460-13.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,008$4,008$4,008$3,460-13.7%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$22,916$22,938$23,156$22,724-1.9%
Off Campus$22,916$22,938$23,156$22,724-1.9%
Off Campus with Family$13,130$13,150$13,150$12,476-5.1%
Out-of-state
On Campus$33,628$33,650$33,868$33,436-1.3%
Off Campus$33,628$33,650$33,868$33,436-1.3%
Off Campus with Family$23,842$23,862$23,862$23,188-2.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$6,840
In-state fees$830
Out-of-state tuition$18,468
Out-of-state fees$830
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid164792%————
Grant or scholarship aid56681%$3,650,904$6,450
Federal grants30744%$1,496,318$4,874
Pell grants30744%$1,308,700$4,263
Other federal grants26838%$187,618$700
State/local government grant or scholarships27439%$311,550$1,137
Institutional grants or scholarships51473%$1,843,036$3,586
Student loan aid46666%$3,307,422$7,097
Federal student loans45965%$2,587,340$5,637
Other student loans6710%$720,082$10,747
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,57154%$21,872,675$6,125
Pell grants2,43437%$8,964,167$3,683
Federal student loans3,60254%$24,584,935$6,825
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$16,635$16,484$16,238
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,414$13,893$13,509
$30,001 – $48,000$15,258$15,019$15,239
$48,001 – $75,000$18,509$18,412$17,553
$75,001 – $110,000$20,311$20,340$19,488
$110,001 and more$20,549$20,700$20,556
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment7,739
Undergraduate enrollment6,126
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment820
Graduate enrollment1,613
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 61%
Part-time: 39%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 68%
25 and over: 32%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 79%
Out-of-state: 20%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 44%
Part-time: 56%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 31%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 62%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,4021,3842,018
Percent admitted88%86%89%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%25%23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT64191%
ACT588%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading420550
SAT Math440550
SAT Writing430540
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1825
ACT Math1825
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: 64%
Part-time students: 36%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 31 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 33%
Transfer-out rate: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out 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 are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 34%
8-year: 37%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 27%
Female: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 11%
Asian: 24%
Black or African American: 22%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
White: 35%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning--10--4
Category total--10--4
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)--15---
Women's Studies-6----
Category total-615---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-4----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-512---
Immunology--6---
Category total-558---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-320-12-
Accounting and Finance-0----
Business Administration and Management, General1100d33---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-29d7d-1d0d
Construction Management----0-
Finance, General-17----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-6----
Insurance----1-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-33----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-----5
Tourism and Travel Services Management-1--10-
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations-2----
Category total1220d40d-24d5d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-23----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-45d----
Category total-68d----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-105---
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other-----0
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-0----
Category total-105--0
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--9d--0
Art Teacher Education-6----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--39--3
Curriculum and Instruction--0---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-----0
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-----0
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-----1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--33--11
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship-----1
Multicultural Education-----1
Music Teacher Education-100---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching----0-
Reading Teacher Education--13--11
Special Education and Teaching, General--11d--0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--8---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--67---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--7--10
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education-7d----
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education-1----
Category total-24d187d-038
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-20----
Engineering, General-0----
Mechanical Engineering-14----
Category total-34----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician-32----
Category total-32----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--37---
English Language and Literature, General-38----
Category total-3837---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-4----
Linguistics-6----
Category total-10----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing--1--0
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other-68--9-
Athletic Training/Trainer-20----
Clinical Nurse Leader--0--0
Environmental Health-0----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--21--0
Health Services Administration--7--1
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--4---
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other-----0
Nursing Administration--0--0
Nursing Education--1--0
Nursing Practice---0--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--30---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies----0-
Pre-Veterinary Studies----0-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing--7--0
Public Health, General--11-01
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-1350--0
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy-17----
Category total-24082092
History
History, General-37----
Category total-37----
Legal Professions and Studies
Law---78--
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other--5---
Category total--578--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-8----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-45d----
Category total-53d----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-13----
Statistics, General--9-21
Category total-139-21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology----4d-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other----0-
Category total----4d-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-10--6-
Environmental Studies-7----
Category total-17--6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-0----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-26----
Category total-26----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-5----
Category total-5----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-3----
Geology/Earth Science, General-10----
Physical Sciences-7----
Physics, General-4----
Category total-24----
Psychology
Educational Psychology--1--1
Psychology, General-55----
School Psychology--06--
Category total-5516-1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-----4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-----0
Public Policy Analysis, General--556-14
Social Work-4228---
Category total-42836-18
Social Sciences
Anthropology-7----
Criminology-28----
Cultural Anthropology-0----
Economics, General-14----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-0----
Geography-2----
Geography, Other----95
Political Science and Government, General-25----
Social Sciences, Other-56----
Sociology-23----
Category total-155--95
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-21----
Conducting--2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-4----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-2--0-
Jazz/Jazz Studies--2---
Music Performance, General-122---
Music Theory and Composition--0--0
Music, General-6----
Music, Other-5----
Category total-506-00
Grand total11,214488905474
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 261
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 24
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 24
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,077
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,400
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,255
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 83%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined6784
Baseball29
Basketball1613
Field Hockey20
Golf9
Ice Hockey2919
Lacrosse2724
Soccer2427
Softball23
Tennis89
Volleyball10
Wrestling19
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1960 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/2003 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2005 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2005 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1976 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1980 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/6/1963 - 6/30/2009Resigned
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs(!)9/1/2009 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs(!)9/1/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations371719
Liquor law violations333922
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations17611
Liquor law violations243013
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible154
Rape4
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary130
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson500
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible134
Rape4
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary110
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson500
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate6.0%6.8%9.4%
Number in default145157200
Number in repayment2,3962,2762,122
Aid Programs
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