Degree-Granting Institutions

Post-secondary educational institutions that award accredited associate’s, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees are known as degree-granting institutions. Several public and private schools both in-state and out-of-state are authorized to operate in Maine, and new institutions are able to apply for authorization.

List of Higher Education Institutions Authorized by Maine

List of Higher Education Institutions Exempt from Authorization in Maine

  • Exempt Schools. More than 300 schools are exempt from the oversight of Maine law due to the lack of physical presence in the State.

Process for Obtaining Authorization or Exemption from State of Maine