Maine College of Art in Portland

Portland, ME

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Maine College of Art offers 39-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 97%. 27.5% are women, and 72.5% are men. 2% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Maine College of Art is 28640$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $35020 and $45680 per year. 45% of full-time Maine College of Art students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $24,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Maine College of Art is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$28,640
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Maine College of Art students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$26,273
$30,001 - $48,000$25,946
$48,001 - $75,000$26,576
$75,001 - $110,000$30,729
$110,001+$31,225

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7308

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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28%

Types of financial aids

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420 of Maine College of Art undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 99 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Maine College of Art number 17 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maine.

Students at Maine College of Art awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$24,900

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

9%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Maine College of Art.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate

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45%
BELOW AVERAGE

Maine College of Art graduation rate is below the national average.

45% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Maine College of Art completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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97%

In comparison to National Average

Maine College of Art acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 30%.

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97%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 72%, so Maine College of Art acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 25%.

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97%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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33%

Total

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33%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

65%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The Maine College of Art full-time retention rate is 65% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Maine College of Art is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

10
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2%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Maine College of Art the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Maine College of Art and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 522 Congress address in Portland, Maine.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Maine College of Art with 0.22% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Maine College of Art offers 39 programs in total: 33 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 41 universities in Maine state. Maine College of Art is one of the few institutions in Maine that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maine state average data to help you compare.

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Maine College of Art provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 403 students with 12075 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 51 with 1224 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Maine College of Art

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

My son is extremely happy with this school!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Wonderful student art exhibits

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I hold a BFA from Maine College of Art in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. This school gave me a much better footing on how to sell my art and myself (and even doing business taxes) over many of my art-major friends that went to a "regular" university. Besides being able to specialize in one of many majors this college also offers a strong core foundation that teaches 2 dimensional art as well as 3 dimensional and wood working, drawing etc..My art has given me the ability to stay at home with my children when many people do not have that option. Yes, I have had to pay attention to trends, yes I have had to do production work at times (Heaven forbid! LOL) and yes, my work may have left the jewelry niche and thrown me into a different medium temporarily. Had I not had the skills that I was taught at MECA, however, I would not have had the know how as to how to do the above and I would have been working a 9-5 job, or night hours, instead.One has to better his/herself in any field, art is no different. One can't blame the school for the degree, that should be researched by the student beforehand. MECA gave me excellent training in many mediums and I got out of it what I put into it. I worked hard and was rewarded with knowledge and useful skills (like how to photograph my work... an important thing for an artist).I am now finishing up a Masters of Art Teaching at PSU (I live in New Hampshire) so that I can teach artists, myself! If you aren't afraid of working hard and being open to minor shifts then MECA will serve you well. I am proud to say that I went to MECA and have never regretted it!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It's a great place to earn a degree which doesn't help you find a job or be a meaningful member of society."I have a degree in art!" "Ooh, that's cool! Where do you work?" "I'm a parking attendant at a garage in the Old Port"

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I dont attend this college, however it has some great exhibits and it looks like the students really enjoy it!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 522 Congress St.

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2076695521

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: meca.edu

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