Beal College

  • 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 24:1.
  • 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 to Beal College is New England School of Communications (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Beal College(ME) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty15 staff40 staff
Beal College Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered1414

Student Body

  • The student population of Beal College has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Beal College diversity score of 0.23 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 485% over five years.
Total Enrollment429 students1,107 students
Beal College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:124:1
Beal College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students325 students421 students
Beal College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students104 students686 students
Beal College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Beal College Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Beal College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Beal College Asian (2012-2016)
% Hispanic
Beal College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Beal College Black (2007-2012)
% White
Beal College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Beal College Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.230.26
Beal College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Beal College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,400$33,900
Beal College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%90%
    Beal College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$12,356$12,000
    Beal College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,585$5,500
    Beal College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or 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 $4,123 per year for in-state students and $7,746 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,482 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    Maine community colleges have a diversity score of 0.26, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.