A Degree Can Get You There

Whether you are finishing your diploma, gaining new skills for work, enriching your passions, starting school for the first time or changing career – the University of Maine System has a program for you to start your journey toward a better life.

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Better confidence

Job demand for applicants with a college degree is growing. Earning a degree is empowering. Whether you are finishing your diploma, gaining new skills for work, enriching your passions, starting school for the first time or changing careers—the University of Maine System has a program for you.

Better stability

A college degree or professional development certificates provide stronger job security. The unemployment rate for those 25 and older with a college degree has consistently been around 2%, which is significantly lower than those without a degree.

Better opportunities

A college degree is a healthy achievement. 70% of college graduates gain access to employer-provided health insurance and retirement plans.

Better earnings

Career earnings for college graduates are 71% to 136% higher than those of high school graduates.


Better Support to Start the Process

Adults aged 25 or older make up more than 36% of all students enrolled in degree programs, and over 60% of students who attend school part time. It’s never too late to get your degree through the University of Maine System. Maine values you, and we are here to help!