Why UNE: Return on Investment

The excellence of a UNE education has been recognized by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and many others. That excellence translates directly into professional success for our students after graduation: UNE is the Brookings Institution’s #1 Maine college for increasing career earnings.

Eminently Employable

You can’t make a difference in the world without a strong personal foundation. At UNE, you’ll be well prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving job market, acquiring not just the skills of your chosen academic path or profession but the critical thinking and life skills that employers covet. 

Whether you’re interested in health care, the sciences, business, or the arts and humanities, our faculty and professional staff work tirelessly to provide the tools, resources, relationships, and opportunities you need to find success on your chosen path.

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Your Partner in Career Development

As Maine’s largest private university, and the #1 provider of health professionals in Maine, UNE plugs you into an extensive alumni support network, with contacts and influencers in communities across the state and region. 

Our Career Advising office is available to support you as an undergraduate or graduate student, recent grad, or mid-career alumni. You’ll have access to career coaching, resume and cover letter assistance, employment search guidance, career fairs, and more.


of UNE grads are employed or enrolled in higher education within 1 year of graduation


of UNE grads are enrolled in continuing education


of UNE grads are employed full or part-time

The remaining 8% of survey respondents were doing volunteer/service work, military, seeking employment, or planning on continuing education.

Academic Advising to Help You Thrive

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Your foundation for career success is academic success. As a UNE student, you are assigned a faculty mentor, a trusted partner to coach and guide their academic progress. 

In partnership with faculty, UNE’s Academic Advising team also assists undergraduates as they explore and develop educational and career goals, providing tutoring services and additional levels of support as needed to ensure our students’ academic success.