Maine being less populated as compared to other states in the nation has only a handful of colleges and universities, but many universities offer you with some form of online education programs. The public, as well as the private universities, offer entirely online degree programs, including the University of Maine which is the largest university in the state of Iowa.
Maine being the member of New England Board of Higher Education provides the state colleges with great research opportunities and ample of resources to promote and support online education.
Though the online learning culture isn’t well spirited in the state at the moment, the trend is growing day by day. The universities, whether it is Public or Private University/College, Community College are providing and offering online education to you. This step is being appreciated by many which can be seen by a large number of enrolment of students in the online education programs. Maine has 15 public institutions, 15 private-not-for-profit, and 2 private for-profit institutions. According to NCES, the total number of enrollments in the year 2016 was 72,116. The total number of degrees awarded in the year 2015-2017 is 3,103 Associate's Degrees, 7,652 Bachelor's Degrees, 2,237 Master's Degrees and 751 Doctorate Degrees.
The Federal Government, as well as the State government, offers eligible students with scholarships and other financial aids for the non-traditional way of learning.
Though the state is new to the online way of learning, the people are truing accepting the change because of it’s versatile nature and flexible timings helping the working community to learn something new and provide students like you with accredited degrees and certificates.