Nursing Schools in Maine

The state of Maine is home to 15 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 12 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Maine. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Maine

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Maine

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Maine. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Central Maine Community College

Central Maine Community College

Auburn, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,052
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.2%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

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
Eastern Maine Community College

Eastern Maine Community College

Bangor, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,660
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.6%
RN Programs best-value score95.1

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
University of New England

University of New England

Biddeford, ME
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$33,204
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
RN Programs best-value score52.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, ME
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,376
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
RN Programs best-value score93.7

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
University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine

Portland, ME
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,338
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.4%
RN Programs best-value score93.6

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
Maine College of Health Professions

Maine College of Health Professions

Lewiston, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,795
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.9%
RN Programs best-value score83.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
Kennebec Valley Community College

Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,323
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
RN Programs best-value score97.4

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
University of Maine at Augusta

University of Maine at Augusta

Augusta, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,752
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.6%
RN Programs best-value score92.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
University of Maine at Fort Kent

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,686
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.4%
RN Programs best-value score92.8

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
Northern Maine Community College

Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,527
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.4%
RN Programs best-value score99.0

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
University of Maine

University of Maine

Orono, ME
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,564
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.3%
RN Programs best-value score80.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,694
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.5%
RN Programs best-value score63.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Purdue University Global-Lewiston

Purdue University Global-Lewiston

S Portland, ME
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
Husson University

Husson University

Bangor, ME
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,429

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
University of New England - Portland Campus

University of New England - Portland Campus

Portland, ME
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

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