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USM at a Glance

A list of facts and figures describing the University of Southern Maine updated for 2018-2019:

Location and Campuses

The University of Southern Maine offers three campuses in Maine's largest metropolitan areas, in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston, Maine. There are four ways to access USM, through our campuses and online. The university offers 36 residential floors in Gorham across six residence halls.

Students, Faculty and Alumni

Nearly 8,000 students enrolled (undergraduate and graduate)

265 full-time faculty

14:1 student to faculty ratio

USM has 52,000 active alums

USM has 37,345 active alums residing in Maine, of which 14,721 are in Cumberland County, 5,714 in York and 2,813 in Androscoggin.

40,838 or 75.6 percent of USM graduates remain in Maine

Close to 50 percent of students have transferred here

Average age of USM students: 27

Nationwide average of students returning to school is 35

Our student body represents 44 states and 21 countries

Average class size: 25

Programs + Courses

47 undergraduate majors

60+ undergraduate concentrations

80 minors

1,400+ courses

180+ online courses

7 online undergraduate degree programs

6 online graduate degree programs

3 online undergraduate minors

3 undergraduate online certificate programs

5 graduate online certificate programs

10 Professional Development Certificate Programs

100 Professional Development Workshops each year

1,200 professionals attend annually (professional development)

21 Master's Programs (Degrees)

21 Graduate Certificates

6 Certificates of Advanced Study

3 Doctoral Degrees

6 Pre-Professional Programs (add to the website somewhere)

20+ Accelerated Graduate Programs

There are 100 areas of study among our majors, minors and programs

Donors and Gifts

$1.5 million in donor scholarships

Financial Aid

Over $30 million in grants & scholarships

$17+ million in need-based grants and scholarships

$12+ million in merit scholarships

From $1,750 up to $12,000 in Merit-Based Scholarships

85+ percent of our full-time students receive financial aid averaging nearly $14,000 a year.

Between $1,200 and $2,800 available in Federal work study 

Student Involvement and Athletics

150+ involvement opportunities

USM sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic programs

1,850+ Students participate in Internships

USM students have participated in 200,000+ hours of community service valued at $4.3 million