Beal College

Tel: (207)947-4591
429 students
Pivate, for profit
  • Beal College strives to provide its traditional and non-traditional students with a quality education to prepare them for careers in Allied Health and Human Services, Business Studies, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, and Professional Office Technology and Support.
School Highlights
Beal College serves 429 students (76% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 14%.
Beal College is one of 3 community colleges within Penobscot County, ME.
The nearest community college is New England School of Communications (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
College Beal College (ME) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 15 staff 40 staff
Beal College Total Faculty (2006-2014)
Number of Programs Offered 14 n/a

Student Body

The student population of 429 has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.23 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 130% over five years.
Total Enrollment 429 students 1,080 students
Beal College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 22:1
Beal College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 325 students 529 students
Beal College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 104 students 686 students
Beal College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Beal College Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Beal College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Beal College Asian (2011-2014)
% Hispanic
Beal College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% White
Beal College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Beal College Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.23 0.26
Beal College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 90%
Beal College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Consistent with this mission, Beal College emphasizes practical and life skills. For the student with a sincere desire for self-improvement, these skills lead to success as a graduate. Beal College measures its success by the success of its graduates. Since its founding in 1891, Beal College has established a solid reputation for training capable men and women for professional careers. Perhaps the most attractive asset that Beal College has to offer is the atmosphere of close cooperation between students, staff and faculty. With a low student-faculty ratio, Beal College students reap the benefits of personal attention that can be offered in a small college atmosphere. Beal College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

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Did You Know?
For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,360 per year for in-state students and $5,940 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,755 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maine community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.26, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.