About the University of Maine Fort Kent


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About UMFK

Nestled in the St. John Valley, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is a unique learning institution. It’s a perfect place for people seeking a scholastic atmosphere of modern academic standards combined with the feel of a tight-knit community that welcomes and supports each student – no matter how far away they might be.

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Students who attend UMFK, whether they are residents on campus or visit their classrooms via the internet, discover the return for the time they have invested is far more than simply acquiring the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals. The faculty and staff of the university provide one-on-one support that, in addition to helping students achieve success and overcome obstacles, has the end result of passing to our graduates a creative work ethic that reflects solid morals, independent thinking, and top-notch communication skills.

We create pathways to educational opportunity and professional success for communities and people by nurturing and engaging our students to become diverse learners and aspiring professionals. Our students take advantage of the most affordable, technologically-enhanced, and professionally-focused educational programs in the nation.

We design and deliver instructive opportunities to prepare graduates who can contribute positively to society no matter where they are in the world. UMFK provides educational access and services, which bring 21st century skills and leadership to people throughout Maine, the United States, and beyond who share the values of a strong and supportive community.

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