With campuses in Portland, Biddleford, and Tangier, Morocco, the University of New England is a private institution, ranked in the top 15% of four-year colleges in the country by The Princeton Review. Founded in 1831 as a seminary, today, UNE is one of the largest schools in Maine with over 12,000 students. The university is also home to the state s only medical and dental schools, in addition to offering over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs.
UNE is known mostly for training healthcare professionals and environmental scientists, and these specialties are reflected in its online degree offerings. Distance learners can complete a wide variety of science prerequisite courses that they may need for applying to other graduate programs, including anatomy, microbiology, medical terminology, and physics. In terms of full degree programs, mostly graduate studies can be completed entirely online. These include:M.S. in Applied Nutrition M.S. in Education (General) M.S. in Health Informatics Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Doctor of Education) MPH (Master of Public Health) MSW (Master of Social Work) B.S. in Health Informatics
The University of New England is the largest trainer of healthcare professionals in Maine and is estimated to produce a $1 billion economic impact for the state. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently selected the school as one of its pilots for testing competency-based higher education programs, which strive to better prepare graduates for the workplace. Other perks of UNE include its spot on Online Schools Center s list of 30 Amazing Colleges at the Beach.