University of Maine at Fort Kent
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is a public institution and part of the University of Maine System, which includes 8 campuses throughout the state. The university was founded in 1878 as a teacher’s school before earning its current name in 1970. Fort Kent is near the US-Canada border. The university is primarily an academic center for French-American culture and heritage. Most students and adults in the Fort Kent area are bilingual in English and French. Current enrollment is just under 1,600 students, making the University of Maine at Fort Kent a small university with a low student to faculty ratio.
Students may choose one of three paths to earn their BSN, depending on their existing education. Incoming freshman may enroll in the traditional BSN program, which is a standard four-year program. Other options include an accelerated BSN for those with a degree in a separate field and an RN to BSN program for registered nurses with at least an associate’s degree. The university offers several opportunities for students to improve their nursing skills. Through the Preceptorship, students work with registered nurses to build clinical skills. There are also employment opportunities at several local medical centers, including the Cary Medical Center.
|Campus LocaleRemote Rural|
|Number of Students1,760|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
05/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||900 to 1090|
|ACT||17 to 22|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Recommended|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$228/credit|
|In State Students||$228/credit|
|Out of State Students||$365/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of University of Maine at Fort Kent's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||31%||$682|
|State Grant & Scholarships||39%||$1,720|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||71%||$2,695|
|Federal Student Loans||60%||$4,820|
$11,686Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,135|
|$30,001 to $48,000$9,366|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,520|
|$75,001 to $110,000$15,616|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maine state board of nursing.