At a Glance

At a Glance

Student Enrollment

Fall 2016

  Female male total % of total
Undergraduates 1,734 658 2,392 29%
Master's 1,883 387 2,270 27%
Doctoral – Professional 822 688 1,510 18%
Doctoral – Education 147 102 249 3%
Post-Bacc Pre-Health 1,440 415 1,855 22%
Overall 6,026 2,250 8,276 100%

Online vs. On-Campus Students

52% of students are on-campus; 48% of students are online.

Student Residency

68% of undergrad students are from out-of-state; 81% of graduate students are from out-of-state

% of Courses Taught by Full-Time Faculty

82% of all undergrad courses taught by full-time faculty

Undergraduate Job Placement

93% of survey responders are employed or continuing education 6 months after graduation

Trends in Degrees Awarded

Enrollment graph showing upward trend


Academic Quality


The University of New England (UNE) has been included in the 2018 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best 382 Colleges guide. This highly selective list includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

UNE was selected based on its high-quality academic offerings, optimal locations in Maine and Morocco, competitive cost, and size.

The University of New England is ranked one of the "Best Universities" in the North, appearing in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 edition of "America's Best Colleges." UNE rose three spots in the top tier of this category since last year.

In addition, the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" guide recognizes several UNE graduate programs; our nursing anesthesia, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and social work programs appear in the guide, and UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine is ranked as one of the best medical schools in primary care.

UNE also claimed a spot in U.S. News & World Report's rankings for Best Online Graduate Education Programs.​

U S News and World Report Best Grad Education 2015 Badge

UNE’s Online College of Graduate and Professional Studies made the Best Masters Programs list of the 50 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees.

Most Affordable badge

College matching site College Raptor, Inc. named the University of New England a top hidden gem in the country for its "academic rigor and student success."

hidden gem badge 2018

College Raptor also named UNE a Hidden Gem for Women in STEM. This ranking highlights schools that are dedicated to encouraging young women in the pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees. UNE ranked among the top five schools in the country.

hidden gem badge for women in STEM 2018




Forbes magazine placed UNE in the top 650 American degree-granting institutions that provide the highest investment return—high honors considering there are approximately 4,500 colleges and universities in the nation. Forbes compiled the list based on the output and return on investment each institution offers.

MONEY magazine named UNE as one of the Best Colleges for Your Money.

MONEY lists rank schools on the value of graduating from them. Its rankings give equal weight to quality of education (including factors like graduation rates and instructor quality); affordability (by examining student debt and loan default rates); and outcomes (which takes into account graduates’ incomes).

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