Text-Only Description of Early College Benefits Flyer

Created by ExplorEC, Early College at Maine’s Public Universities.

Early College Students:

  • have more options in their high school curriculum
  • gain academic confidence
  • develop better study skills

Students who participate in Early College are seven times more likely to attend college.

Early College students who graduate from high school and enroll in a Maine Public University are more likely to enroll in college (persist) for a second year: 80.7% of students with Early College versus 72.7% of students with no Early College.

Potential to Reduce College Debt Burden:

Students who participate in Early College enter college with an average of 11 earned credit hours.

“It eased the transition from High School to College. When I started attending UMF as a matriculated student, I knew I could complete the course work based on my Early College experience.” – Nancy, Early College Student

Earn a Degree in Less Time:

Students who enter college with Early College credits are more likely to earn a degree on time than students with no Early College.

Explore Pathways to Maine Careers:

Early College students can explore majors and career options, or get a jump start in a field through one of our many pathway programs, such as:

  • Aviation – Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Business
  • Computer Science & Cyber Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Assisting
  • Forestry
  • Human Services
  • Nursing & Health Professions
  • Psychology
  • Recreation
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Careers
  • Teaching

Learn more at: maine.edu/early-college/

Sources of the data can be found here (External Site).

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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