People choose to live in Maine for many reasons. Education is often at the top of the list, especially as families relocate from other area. Maine takes great pride in its educational system, and with good reason. From its primary schools – ranked among the top in the nation – through its renowned public university system and excellent private colleges, Maine leads the country in providing exceptional educational opportunities.
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The Maine University System
University of Maine system serves 34,700 students across the State. Its
seven campuses are recognized centers of excellence for Applied
Engineering, Bioscience, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics,
Forestry, Marine Science, and Microbiology. Maine also fosters
public/private research partnerships with world-class companies, such as
The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.
in 2003, Maine's community college system
trains thousands of people each year. Its seven colleges offer courses
in high-growth areas such as telecommunications, computers, and
electronics, as well as traditional trades. Ninety-five percent of
graduates are placed in jobs or continue their education, and 96 percent
find their jobs in Maine.The community college system also offers free, customized pre-employment training for qualified businesses.
private colleges provide rich academic programs gearing students for
advanced professional studies and careers. Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin are
among the nation's top-ranked colleges.
Learning Technology Initiative
ensure that Maine students become technologically savy, every seventh
and eighth-grade public school student and teacher in Maine is equipped
with an Apple iBook laptop computer. Not only does the State's contract
with Apple provide for the laptops, but also for the networks, servers, technical support, maintenance, and teacher training.