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Local Colleges and Universities in Maine
There are 40 colleges and universities in the state of Maine. Refer to the following table to find local schools in Maine sorted by university name. If you are interested, you can follow the link below to see its specific information. Please understand that all higher educational programs in Maine are listed here in alphabetical order.

Name of College or University Location
Andover College Private for-profit, 2-year in Portland, ME
Bangor Theological Seminary Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Bangor, ME
Bates College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Lewiston, ME
Beal College Private for-profit, 2-year in Bangor, ME
Birthwise Midwifery School Private for-profit, 2-year in Bridgton, ME
Bowdoin College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Brunswick, ME
Central Maine Community College Public, 2-year in Auburn, ME
Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Lewiston, ME
Central Maine Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Private not-for-profit, 2-year in Lewiston, ME
Colby College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Waterville, ME
College of the Atlantic Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Bar Harbor, ME
Eastern Maine Community College Public, 2-year in Bangor, ME
Husson College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Bangor, ME
Kennebec Valley Community College Public, 2-year in Fairfield, ME
Landing School of Boat Building and Design Private not-for-profit, less-than-2-year in Arundel, ME
Maine College of Art Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Portland, ME
Maine Maritime Academy Public, 4-year or above in Castine, ME
Mr Bernards School of Hair Fashion Inc Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Lewiston, ME
New England Baptist Bible College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in South Portland, ME
New England School of Communications Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Bangor, ME
Northern Maine Community College Public, 2-year in Presque Isle, ME
Pierre's School of Cosmetology Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Portland, ME
Saint Josephs College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Standish, ME
Seacoast Career Schools Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in South Sanford, ME
Southern Maine Community College Public, 2-year in South Portland, ME
Spa Tech Institute Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Portland, ME
Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook Private for-profit, less-than-2-year in Westbrook, ME
Thomas College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Waterville, ME
Unity College Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Unity, ME
University of Maine Public, 4-year or above in Orono, ME
University of Maine at Augusta Public, 4-year or above in Augusta, ME
University of Maine at Farmington Public, 4-year or above in Farmington, ME
University of Maine at Fort Kent Public, 4-year or above in Fort Kent, ME
University of Maine at Machias Public, 4-year or above in Machias, ME
University of Maine at Presque Isle Public, 4-year or above in Presque Isle, ME
University of New England Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above in Biddeford, ME
University of Southern Maine Public, 4-year or above in Portland, ME
Washington County Community College Public, 2-year in Calais, ME
York County Community College Public, 2-year in Wells, ME

Portland, Maine

Portland is the largest city in the state of Maine in the United States with 66,882 residents (U.S. Census, 2017), which together with smaller cities and suburbs form a metropolitan area with about 523,000 residents, more than a third of Maines population.

Portland, which is largely located on a peninsula overlooking Casco Bay southwest of Maine, is the economic and cultural hub of the state. Outside the city is Portland International Jetport. The name is named after the island of Portland in England.

Economics and culture

Portland has the largest port in Maine. In recent decades, the local economy, including fisheries, agriculture and factory products, has switched to a more service-based economy. Most are employed in commerce, finance, insurance, research, teaching, health care, hotel operations and food production. Tourism, especially in the center with the Arts District (including art galleries, museums) and the old port, is significant.

The Portland Head Light Lighthouse, built in 1791, is one of the oldest in the United States. Other attractions include the Cathedral of 1854, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and the islands of Casco Bay. The city has many parks. Portland has 3 universities as well as Maine College of Art.

Population

The city's population has been rising slowly since the turn of the last century. Much of this increase has taken place on the city's southern and western outskirts. Over 85 percent of the population is white and approximately 7 percent are African American.

History

The indigenous people who originally lived in the area called the Portland Peninsula 'Machigonne' which means 'Great Neck'. The peninsula got its first settlement as the fishing and trading village of Casco in 1632. The Massachusetts Bay Company took over Casco Bay in 1658 and the town's name was changed to Falmouth. It was destroyed by the Abenaki Indians in 1676, but was rebuilt. The French and Allied indigenous people destroyed much of the city in 1690.

Falmouth was burned by the British in 1775 during the American War of Independence. In 1776 after the citizens of Falmouth established a separate town in Falmouth Neck and a port area was expanded. The city was named Portland and city status the same year.

The city became the state capital of Maine in 1820 and remained there until 1832, when the capital was relocated to Augusta. With the completion of a railroad to Montreal, Canada in 1853, Portland became the most important ice-free winter port for Canadian exports. In 1863, the Battle of Portland Harbor was one of the most recent hits of the American American Civil War. During the July 4th celebration, much of Portland was destroyed by fire. The rebuilt city received stone and brick buildings.

Portland became the end point for several railways. They were merged into the Portland Terminal Company in 1911. In 1923, Canadian export traffic was diverted to Halifax and a recession began in Portland.

Establishing a shopping center in suburban South Portland in the 1970s led to economic decline in Portland's downtown areas. The trend turned as the city's historic harbor was revitalized by shops and tourism.

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