Nursing Schools in Maine

There are 15 nursing schools in Maine. This year, we evaluated 12 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Central Maine Community College
Auburn, ME
Central Maine Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,052

Central Maine Community College (CMCC) is located in Auburn, Maine. This member of the Maine Community College System was founded in 1963. The school has actually undergone a number of name changes and transformations over the years. Even so, CMCC has been serving the needs of the people for a ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, ME
Northern Maine Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,527

Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) is located in Presque Isle, Maine. NMCC was established in 1961 and is a part of the Maine Community College System. This is a relatively small community college that serves a little under 1,000 students. It offers a very impressive 87-acre campus that ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, ME
Kennebec Valley Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,323

Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is located in Fairfield, Maine. KVCC is a school that was established in 1969. This school is a part of the Maine Community College System and has gone through a number of different changes over the years. One thing that has not changed about KVCC is its ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Eastern Maine Community College
Bangor, ME
Eastern Maine Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,660

Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) is located in Bangor, Maine. EMCC was established back in 1966 and it has continued to provide great educational opportunities to the community ever since. This school offers its students more than 30 different degree programs. Students will be able to ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, ME
Southern Maine Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,376

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is located in South Portland, Maine. SMCC was established in 1946 and is a part of the Maine Community College System. This school serves over 7,000 students and is a public two-year institution. It offers students plenty of options by having a lot of ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
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University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
University of Southern Maine
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,338

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta, ME
University of Maine at Augusta
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,752

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
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University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent, ME
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,686

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
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Maine College of Health Professions
Lewiston, ME
Maine College of Health Professions
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,795

Programs offered

  • ADN
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University of Maine
Orono, ME
University of Maine
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,564

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, ME
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,694

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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University of New England
Biddeford, ME
University of New England
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$33,204

Programs offered

  • ADN - closed in 2013
  • BSN
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Husson University
Bangor, ME
Husson University
Campus size
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,429

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Purdue University Global-Lewiston
S Portland, ME
Purdue University Global-Lewiston
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
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University of New England - Portland Campus
Portland, ME
University of New England - Portland Campus

Programs offered

  • ADN

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


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


Maine Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 14,200 23.706 $31 $63,880
Nurse Anesthetists 380 0.637 $74 $154,840
Nurse Midwives 30 0.052 $47 $98,420
Nurse Practitioners 1,150 1.914 $48 $98,920
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,210 2.021 $22 $44,840
Nursing Assistants 9,070 15.135 $13 $26,830
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey