Cumberland County College

Find Cumberland County Maine colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Birthwise Midwifery School 24 South High Street Bridgton ME 04009 207-647-5968


Bowdoin College 255 Maine Street Brunswick ME 04011 207-725-3000

Cosmotech School of Cosmetology 39 Mechanic Street Westbrook ME 04092 207-591-4122

Empire Beauty School-Maine 319 Marginal Way Portland ME 04101 800-920-4593

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts 130 Neal Street Portland ME 04102 207-879-8757

InterCoast Career Institute-South Portland 207 Gannett Drive South Portland ME 04106 207-822-9802

Kaplan University-Maine Campus 265 Western Avenue South Portland ME 04106 800-987-7734

Maine College of Art 522 Congress Street Portland ME 04101 207-775-3052

Northeast Technical Institute 51 U.s. 1 Scarborough ME 04074 207-883-5130

Saint Joseph's College of Maine 278 Whites Bridge Road Standish ME 04084 207-892-6766

Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook 100 Larrabee Road Westbrook ME 04092 207-591-4141

University of Southern Maine 96 Falmouth Street Portland ME 04103 800-800-4876

Are there requirements for a College to be considered a University?

College and University are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms. Generally, a University must offer a minimum number of graduate programs, which must be separate from the undergraduate programs. The institution must also have an administrative structure for managing graduate programs. A University is typically organized into several Colleges, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Music.

Are accrediting authorities run by the government?

No. Accrediting authorities are independent organizations that are not government agencies. Although the government does not accredit Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) does recognize accrediting agencies. Recognition by the USDOE confers a degree of credibility to an accrediting agency.

What is a Technical College?

Technical Colleges tend to emphasize skill development and credentials that prepare students for a specific field or industry. Common fields of study in Technical Colleges include the sciences, engineering, and information technology.