Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a private, residential, coeducational liberal arts college located in Standish, Maine. Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, the college was initially a school exclusively for women located on the convent grounds before it was eventually transferred to its current location in Standish. In 1970, the school became coeducational and, six years later, it established an online program for adult students who are not able to attend regular day classes either because of their work or the place where they live is too far.
In spite of being the only Catholic college in Maine, St. Joseph’s College nonetheless admits and welcomes students regardless of religion and age. To date, there are over 1,062 students enrolled in the college ably mentored by fulltime faculty members. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1 and the average size per class is no more than 17.
The college offers bachelor’s degrees in a traditional on-campus setting as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees via online education through its Division of Graduate & Professional Studies which now offers online programs to 2,400 students in 49 states and nine countries. On campus, the college has more than 40 majors and partnership programs for its students. Some of the most popular majors chosen include nursing, business, education, exercise science/sports management, and biology.
Cost of attendance at the college for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime students is US$36,400 broken down into tuition of US$25,150; room and board at US$10,350 and general fees of US$900. Students who may find the cost of attendance too steep may avail of financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study arrangements.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.