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 University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine - Portland, ME

96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103

General information:(207)780-4141
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:9,301(7,311 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
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
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and 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
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $8,174 $8,538 $8,900 -4%
Out-of-state $20,384 $20,898 $21,260 -2%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,232 $1,346 -8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,444 $10,860 $9,666 12%
Other $3,628 $3,724 $3,780 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,444 $10,860 $10,980 -1%
Other $3,628 $3,724 $3,780 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,628 $3,724 $3,780 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $23,446 $24,354 $23,692 4%
Off Campus $23,446 $24,354 $25,006 -4%
Off Campus with Family $13,002 $13,494 $14,026 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $35,656 $36,714 $36,052 0%
Off Campus $35,656 $36,714 $37,366 -3%
Off Campus with Family $25,212 $25,854 $26,386 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,590
In-state fees $1,310
Out-of-state tuition $19,950
Out-of-state fees $1,310
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,840
In-state fee $814
Out-of-state tuition $18,468
Out-of-state fees $814
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 668 87% --
Grant or scholarship aid 532 69% $3,048,473 $5,730
Federal grants 409 53% $1,746,362 $4,270
Pell grants 341 45% $1,344,981 $3,944
Other federal grants 393 51% $401,381 $1,021
State/local government grant or scholarships 292 38% $319,600 $1,095
Institutional grants or scholarships 314 41% $982,511 $3,129
Student loan aid 576 75% $5,828,501 $10,119
Federal student loans 573 75% $4,904,508 $8,559
Other student loans 90 12% $923,993 $10,267
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,868 51% $20,528,648 $5,307
Pell grants 2,646 35% $9,477,052 $3,582
Federal student loans 4,377 58% $31,058,898 $7,096

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $15,940 $16,937 $18,156
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $12,905 $15,268 $17,793
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,856 $15,813 $19,179
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,226 $18,855 $21,578
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,381 $20,681 $23,022
$110,001 and more $19,786 $21,265 $23,473

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,301
Undergraduate enrollment 7,311
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 847
Graduate enrollment 1,990
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$65

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,351 1,890 2,461
Percent admitted 78% 78% 79%
Percent admitted who enrolled 78% 22% 19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 784 91%
ACT 55 6%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 550
SAT Math 440 550
SAT Writing 440 550
ACT Composite 19 22
ACT English 19 22
ACT Math 18 23
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 9860
Baseball 30-
Basketball 1716
Field Hockey -22
Golf --
Ice Hockey 2826
Lacrosse 3024
Soccer 2219
Softball -17
Tennis 149
Volleyball -13
Wrestling --

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1989 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education01/01/2004 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1995 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education07/23/1987 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/26/1878 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1960 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

12/01/1996 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

07/01/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/29/2005 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/29/2005 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

09/01/1976 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1980 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 schools

01/06/1963 - 06/30/2009Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

09/01/2009 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

09/01/2009 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations3429 16
Liquor law violations1138423
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 192010
Liquor law violations 513415
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 3610
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 211
Motor vehicle theft 110
Arson 041
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 365
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 200
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 041
• (!) 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.
• 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 YEAR2009
Default Rate8.7%
Number in default180
Number in repayment2,051

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00205400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)-11-----
Women's Studies0------
Category total311-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General07-----
Exercise Physiology0------
Immunology-3-----
Category total3710-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting29-----
Accounting and Finance0------
Business Administration and Management, General229---1-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other2110----
Finance, General0------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General2------
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--11----
Category total2134911--1-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies5------
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3------
Category total129------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science04-----
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other--0----
Category total440----
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-6-1---
Art Teacher Education6------
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services049-3---
Curriculum and Instruction-1-----
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented--0----
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement--0----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-221317---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--0----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching--0----
Mathematics Teacher Education0------
Music Teacher Education02-----
Reading Teacher Education-2356---
Special Education and Teaching, General-200----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-331----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-65-----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--10---
Technical Teacher Education0------
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0------
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education0------
Category total292212027---
Engineering Colleges
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0------
Engineering, General0------
Mechanical Engineering0------
Category total12------
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Technology/Technician0------
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-00----
Category total3800----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-21-----
English Language and Literature, General1------
Category total5721-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--0----
French Language and Literature0------
Linguistics0------
Category total19-0----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-3-0---
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other0------
Athletic Training/Trainer17------
Clinical Nurse Leader-5-----
Environmental Health0------
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-21-1---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-74----
Nursing Practice------0
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-210----
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-6-1---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0000---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--0----
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy12----0-
Category total2316342-00
History Colleges
History, General2------
Category total37------
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law----90--
Category total----90--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1------
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies6----1-
Category total44----1-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1------
Statistics, General-40----
Category total1240----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0------
Environmental Studies7------
Category total11------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General18------
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--0----
Category total18-0----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy0------
Category total10------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0------
Geology/Earth Science, General0------
Physical Sciences0------
Physics, General0------
Category total26------
Psychology Colleges
Applied Behavior Analysis--6----
Educational Psychology-5-----
Psychology, General1------
School Psychology-2----7
Category total7076---7
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-416----
Public Policy Analysis, General-21----1
Social Work134-----
Category total525916---1
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology0------
Criminology2------
Economics, General2------
Geography0------
Political Science and Government, General0------
Social Sciences, Other5------
Sociology0------
Category total229------
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0------
Conducting-2-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-0----
Fine/Studio Arts, General0------
Jazz/Jazz Studies-0-----
Music Performance, General04-----
Music Theory and Composition-08----
Music, General0------
Music, Other0------
Category total7468----
Grand total3845565299028