Maine College of Art & Design Graduate Schools

Maine College of Art & Design (referred to as MECA) is a Private, 4 years school located in Portland, ME. It is classified as a School of art, music, and design school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Maine College of Art & Design is $38,362 in average. The school has 82 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 491 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Maine College of Art & Design (referred to as MECA) is a Private, 4 years school located in Portland, ME. It is classified as a School of art, music, and design school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
The school is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (7/1/1973 - Current[Estimated Date]).
MECA Directory Information
School NameMaine College of Art & Design (MECA)
Address522 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101-3494
Phone207-669-5521
Webhttps://www.meca.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.meca.edu/admissions/apply-to-meca
Financial Infohttps://www.meca.edu/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Maine College of Art & Design is $38,362 in average. The school has 82 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 491 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 14 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate and Master's.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$38,362
Student Population82
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate and Master's
Number of Programs14 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Maine College of Art & Design is $38,362 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $1,800.
Maine College of Art & Design offers the alternative tuition plans.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Maine College of Art & Design is $38,362. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.99% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$33,320$350
2018-2019$34,320$350
2019-2020$35,694$360
2020-2021$36,850$400
2021-2022$37,962$400
The graduate school tuition & fees of MECA is expensive compared to private graduate schools in Maine. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Maine graduate tuition is $15,637 (public) / $25,735 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Maine College of Art & Design$38,362
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Maine Graduate Schools$17,438$21,407
Public$9,059$15,637
Private$25,735
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,740 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Maine College of Art & Design. On-campus living costs are increased by 5.85% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $10,200. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,570$2,100$8,100$2,100
2018-2019$12,290$2,100$8,100$2,100
2019-2020$12,770$2,100$8,100$2,100
2020-2021$12,770$2,100$8,100$2,100
2021-2022$13,640$2,100$8,100$2,100
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,800 at Maine College of Art & Design.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018-
2018-2019-
2019-2020-
2020-2021-
2021-2022$1,800

Graduate Programs at MECA

Maine College of Art & Design offers 3 graduate programs for Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 48 students have completed their study at Maine College of Art & Design.
Offered Degrees at Maine College of Art & Design
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree2028
Post Bachelor's Degree1020
Total3048
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Maine College of Art & Design by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Journalism (other) program with 23 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Fine/Studio Arts program with 18 completers.
Maine College of Art & Design offers 3 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 48 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 28 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 20 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 10 completers-
Art Teacher Education10-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 18 completers-
Fine/Studio Arts18-
Total28
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 20 completers-
Journalism (other)20-
Total20

Graduate Student Population at MECA

For academic year 2021-2022, total 82 students enrolled into Maine College of Art & Design graduate schools where it has total 491 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 67 full-time and 15 part-time graduate students. By gender, 18 male and 64 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total821864
Full-time671453
Part-tme15411
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 51 White (62.20%), 7 Hispanic (8.54%), 5 Asian (6.10%), and 19 students with other races.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total821864
American Indian/Native American000
Asian514
Black/African American000
Hispanic734
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White51843
Two More101
Un-Known18612
Non-resident Alien000
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Maine College of Art & Design. 17 students are aged 20 to 24 (20.73% of total students), 7 students are aged above 50 (8.54%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Maine College of Art & Design.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total821864
Age 20-21101
Age 22-2416214
Age 25-2921417
Age 30-3416214
Age 35-3912210
Age 40-49862
Age 50-64725
Age Un-Known101

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