Educational Attainment by Level


Education Level   2016 Population % of Population State % Population National % Population
Less Than 9th Grade   19,295 3% 3% 6%
9th Grade to 12th Grade   35,310 6% 6% 8%
High School Diploma   208,516 33% 34% 28%
Some College   125,402 20% 20% 21%
Associate’s Degree   60,830 9% 9% 8%
Bachelor’s Degree   127,602 19% 18% 18%
Graduate Degree and Higher   72,023 11% 10% 11%
    648,978 100% 100% 100%

Colleges and Universities:

Colby College

Colby College is ranked 12th by U.S. News & World Report among liberal arts colleges in the US. The college offers 54 major fields of study. Forbes ranked Colby the 61st best institution of higher learning in the USA. Colby has international studies programs in which Colby recognizes their inclusion for calculated grade -point averages at The International Center for French Studies at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France; the St. Petersburg Classical Gymnasium in Saint Petersburg, Russia; and The University of Salamanaca in Salamanaca, Spain.

Thomas College

Thomas College is home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation. The institute provides instruction, training, events, mentoring, and access to talent for students, entrepreneurs, and businesses. Click here to learn more: https://www.thomas.edu/institute/. Additionally, Thomas College
guarantees all its graduates a job. Thomas specializes in business, education, and technology.

University of Maine at Augusta

The University of Maine at Augusta is ranked among the top public comprehensive colleges in the north region by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers programs and degrees in: Applied Science, Architecture, Art, Aviation, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Dental, English, Information and Library Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Justice Studies, Liberal Studies, Medical Lab Technology, Mental Health and Human Services, Music, Nursing, Public Administration, Social Science, Teacher Preparation, and Veterinary Technology.

Kennebec Valley Community College

The Kennebec Valley Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and offers more than 30 degree, diploma, and certificate programs including: Advanced Emergency Care, Applied Electronics & Computer Technology, Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies, Business Administration, Career Studies, Computer Systems Integration, Culinary Arts, Electrical Lineworker Technology, Electrical Technology, Energy Services Technology, General Sciences, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Precision Machining Technology, Pulp & Paper Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Technology, Sustainable Agriculture, Trade & Technical Occupations, and Sonography.

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