Beal College

Tel: (207)947-4591
464 students
Private 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 464 students (78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 15%.
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 150% over five years.
College Beal College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 15 staff
61 staff
Beal College Total Faculty (2006-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 12 7

Student Body

The student population of 464 has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 650% over five years.
Total Enrollment 464 students 1,296 students
Beal College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
Beal College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 363 students
814 students
Beal College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 101 students
1,040 students
Beal College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Beal College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Beal College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Beal College Asian (2011-2013)
% Hispanic
Beal College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Beal College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Beal College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Beal College Unknown (2006-2013)
Beal College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.15 0.68
Beal College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Beal College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $3,912 per year for in-state students and $7,420 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,252 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 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.