Higher Education Institutions

*Colby College

Waterville, Maine

Colby College was founded in Waterville, Maine in 1813 and remains one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious independent liberal arts colleges. Colby is known for its challenging intellectual life, friendly campus atmosphere, and global reach. Eighteen hundred students from various backgrounds and from more than 60 countries live and study together on Mayflower Hill, one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. Colby offers 53 major fields of study and is a national leader in undergraduate research and project-based learning. The depth of student-faculty collaboration is extraordinary, and graduates are well prepared for a broad range of careers and advanced-degree programs. More than two thirds of Colby students study abroad, and volunteer programs take many students into the surrounding community. One program alone, Colby Cares About Kids, sends more than 200 students into schools and youth centers to mentor area children.

4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901
207-872-3000 – www.colby.edu

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*Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, Maine

Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is one of seven community colleges which operate under the authority of the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees. KVCC is a public, non-profit, post-secondary institution supported in part by State legislative appropriations and federal funds. The campus is located on a sixty-acre campus in Fairfield, Maine, and is easily reached by taking Exit 132 off Interstate 95.

KVCC is accredited and/or approved by the following agencies: the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; the Maine State Board of Nursing; the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association; the Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC); the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM); the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Endowment; and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
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Courses are also offered evenings and weekends to accommodate the needs of central Maine businesses. Customized courses are available upon request.

Programs of Study:
Advanced Emergency Care – Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies – Applied Electronics and Computer Technology – Biological Sciences – Business Administration Technology – Career Studies – Computed Tomography – Computer Aided Drafting and Design – Computer Science – Education Program – Electrical Technology – Electrical Lineworker Technology – Geographic Information Systems – Health Information Technology – Health Science Preparation – Mammography – Marine Electronics – Massage Therapy – Medical Assisting – Medical Coding – Medical Office Management – Mental Health – Nursing – Occupational Therapy Assistant – Phlebotomy – Physical Therapist Assistant – Precision Machining Technology – Pulp and Paper Technology – Radiologic Technology – Respiratory Therapy – Sonography – Trades & Technical Occupations

92 Western Avenue, Fairfield, Maine 04937
207-453-5000 – www.kvcc.me.edu

*Thomas College

Waterville, Maine

Thomas College, one of New England’s finer business colleges, was founded in 1894 in Waterville, Maine to prepare men and women for professional business careers. Students at Thomas learn how to succeed in the business world through innovative teaching techniques, one-on-one relationships with professors, and hands-on training through internships and work as small business consultants.

With approximately four hundred seventy full-time day students and another six hundred graduate and continuing education students, Thomas is small enough to cater to each individual yet large enough to offer state-of-the-art resources. The close-knit learning environment encourages personal relationships among students, faculty, and staff. Over ninety percent of Thomas students find employment in their chosen field within three months of graduation. Thomas College offers programs leading to Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Business Administration degrees and Master of Science in Taxation and Computer Technology Education.
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180 West River Road, Waterville, Maine 04901
207-859-1111 – www.thomas.edu

Purdue Global University

Augusta, Maine

At Purdue University Global–Augusta Campus, students can choose from a variety of degree programs that can help them pursue their professional ambitions through a successful and rewarding career. Whether you have home responsibilities, work commitments, or are a recent high school graduate, its Augusta campus offers an educational experience that is designed to meet your wants and needs awaits you. Purdue Global’s career-focused programs combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience designed to assist students in developing professional attitudes, values, skills, and strategies that foster success in their careers and in life.

14 Marketplace Dr., Augusta, ME 04330
800-987-7734 – https://www.purdueglobal.edu/campus-locations/augusta-maine/

Unity College

Unity, Maine

Unity College provides students with the opportunity to grow and learn in a small college atmosphere in a distinctly rural setting. Unity specializes in environmental science and natural resource management programs with a liberal arts foundation. Degree programs include aquaculture, conservation law enforcement, ecology, environmental education, environmental policy, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, interdisciplinary studies, outdoor recreation, park management, urban and community forestry, and wildlife biology.

Unity College embraces the importance of experiential education. In freshman orientation, laboratories, field studies internships, and community service, Unity students are continually faced with making connections from the liberal arts and sciences to tangible applications.

Basic to Unity College’s philosophy is its continuing commitment to students’ success. This commitment is manifested in several ways: the close personal relationship between faculty and students; the Learning Resource Center, which provides professional staff support and peer tutors for all students, including the learning disabled; and on-going career counseling and cooperative education programs which facilitate entry into the world of work.

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90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME 04988
207-948-3131 – www.unity.edu

*denotes a Mid-Maine Chamber member school