• 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 University serves 493 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 15%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 493 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 10%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Beal University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 300% over five years.
Beal University
(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
60 staff
122 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
25
25

Student Body

The student population of Beal University has grown by 98% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The Beal University diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
493 students
2,042 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
493 students
515 students
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# Part-Time Students
38 students
1,226 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
234 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
493 students
515 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
38 students
1,226 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
34 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
138 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
2%
3%
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% White
90%
85%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ME.
Diversity Score
0.19
0.27
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
33%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Beal University and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.08%
1.08%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,400
$33,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Beal University and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of ME by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$17,535
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Beal University and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
85%
SAT Reading
n/a
445
SAT Math
n/a
500
SAT Writing
n/a
430
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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).

Frequently Asked Questions

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Beal University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Maine for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 493 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 10%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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