University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, ME 04743
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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. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Rural
Number of Students1,760
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 19 128
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT900 to 1090
ACT17 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$228/credit
In State Students$228/credit
Out of State Students$365/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $10,260 $10,260 $16,425
ADN 70 $15,960 $15,960 $25,550
BSN 125 $28,500 $28,500 $45,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 48% $3,897
Other Federal Grant 31% $682
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $1,720
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 71% $2,695
Federal Student Loans 60% $4,820
Private Loans 12% $6,860


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$16,075

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maine state board of nursing.
University of Maine at Fort Kent
23 University Drive
Fort Kent, ME 04743

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