Higher Education

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University of Maine, Orono (circa 1909)

Enrollment in an institution of higher education offers individuals the opportunity to advance their education and meet their intellectual and vocational goals. There are various opportunities for post-secondary enrollment across the state, including Maine’s public university and community college systems, private universities and colleges, and licensed proprietary schools which offer vocational and workforce training.

The Higher Education team works with the State Board of Education in reviewing post-secondary requests for degree-granting authority and supports the assessment and approval of educator preparation programs in Maine to ensure the advancement of quality educator candidates. The team also oversees the licensing of proprietary and correspondence schools in Maine, and fulfills transcript requests for certain closed post-secondary institutions in the state.


Brenda Vigue
Higher Education and Educator Support Services
Phone: 207-624-6852
Email: brenda.vigue@maine.gov