2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$30,044

Net Price

81%

Admitted

19%

Enrolled

68%

Graduation Rate

8/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,235. In 2021, there were 16 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Associate Degree, Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

16

Total Enrollment

1,235

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine offers General Psychology at the associate degree level. At the bachelor level, the university offers General Psychology and Social Work.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021ASBS
General Psychology112
Social Work4
Total Graduates116
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,354 students applied to the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. The university admitted 81% and 19% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Maine universities is 6,415. On average, all Maine institutions admit 67% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 71%. Compared to all Maine four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is 68%, compared to 59% for all Maine universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare SJC to Maine Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine to the average of all Maine four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

SJC

1,354

Applicants

81%

Percent Admitted

19%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

68%

Graduation Rate

ME Colleges

6,415

Applicants

67%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

59%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 62 or 32% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 130 or 68% part-time faculty members employed at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 62 or 32%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

SJC

8 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

32%

Percent Full-Time

68%

Percent Part-Time

32%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

ME Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

56%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $39,986, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $9,766 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Saint Joseph’s College of Maine2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$14,936
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,700
Total Living Expenses$16,636
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$39,986
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$57,822
In-State, Graduate Tuition$9,766
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$9,766
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is $30,044. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Saint Joseph’s College of Maine to all Maine universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

SJC

$57,822

Cost to Attend

$21,961

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$30,044

Net Price

ME Colleges

$42,295

Cost to Attend

$20,120

Average Financial Aid

86%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,152

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 219 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 879 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $21,961.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid879$21,961
Pell Grants284$4,221
Federal Student Loans813$6,698
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

SJC

879

Grant or Scholarship Aid

44%

Grants or Scholarships

284

Number of Pell Grants

14%

Pell Grants

813

Federal Student Loans

41%

Federal Student Loans

ME Colleges

2,218

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

816

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,245

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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