Nursing Schools in Maine

The state of Maine is home to 15 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 13 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Maine.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Maine

Listed below are all nursing schools in Maine. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 15 nursing schools in the state of Maine.

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Central Maine Community College

Auburn, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate59.3%
Cost per annum$8,350

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Eastern Maine Community College

Bangor, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,055

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, ME
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,276

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

University of New England

Biddeford, ME
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate89.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$32,962

Programs offered

  • BSN

Maine College of Health Professions

Lewiston, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

University of Southern Maine

Portland, ME
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,019

The University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine is a public university with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is also part of the University of Maine System that includes 8 campuses in the state. The university was founded in 1878 as the Gorham Academy. In 1970, the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,291

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,021

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,121

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Maine at Augusta

Augusta, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,627

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN

University of Maine

Orono, ME
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate82.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,763

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate80.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$24,875

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Kaplan University-Maine Campus

S Portland, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate75.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,098

Programs offered

  • BSN

Husson University

Bangor, ME
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN

University of New England - Portland Campus

Portland, ME
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

Maine's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Maine's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average