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Finish Faster - From Diploma to Master's

Accelerated year-round classes. Flexible schedules. On campus and online.

Earn your degree sooner.

Beal University provides flexible and convenient learning options to help you achieve your career goals. Our accelerated degree programs help you to fast track your education with 8-week terms that let you complete your studies faster and get into the workforce sooner. Six mini semesters provide for year round study. Flexible schedules allow you to fit classes into your busy life. That way you’ll complete your degree much faster than at a traditional college and graduate quickly with the education you deserve.

Online learning provides flexibility.

Our programs are 100% online (with some on-campus/hybrid exceptions) giving you flexibility and freedom to complete your education from anywhere with minimal disruption to your current lifestyle or schedule. Group projects, discussion questions and integrative assignments create an interactive curriculum that provides the same high-quality education as a traditional learning experience. Plus, our expert instructors and staff provide personalized instruction and one-on-one attention when you need it.

Find your passion at Beal.

Get the support you need to pursue your dream. Choose from 25 accelerated degree or diploma programs across 6 fields of study: Healthcare, Nursing, Addiction Counseling, Medicinal Plant Sciences, Business and Welding Technology. But that’s just the beginning. At Beal, we provide the help you need to thrive, including academic advising, career guidance, special needs and disability accommodation, peer tutoring and other learning resources. Plus, you’ll have full access to our university library, bookstore, computer resources and more.

Discover Beal

Located in Bangor and Wilton, Maine, Beal University has been providing career-focused education since 1891.

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Schedule a virtual tour with our admissions team to learn more about our flexible programs.

Explore Programs

Beal offers a wide array of programs with options to earn your diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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Our Programs

Beal University offers 25 programs, from Diploma to Master’s, across 6 fields of study. Our flexible, career-focused programs are recognized for producing graduates that are ready to thrive in their chosen fields.

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About

Beal University

Beal University is a private, career-focused university based in Bangor, Maine that has been educating capable professionals for over 130 years. Our accredited degree programs are recognized for producing graduates that are ready to thrive in their chosen fields. We provide students with one-on-one attention and the learning options they need to start down a rewarding career path. Beal also serves nursing students in southwestern Maine at a second campus in Wilton, ME.

Founded in 1891

130+ years of career-focused education.

Year-Round Classes

Accelerated programs to complete your degree faster.

2 On-Campus Locations

Take courses at our Bangor or Wilton campuses, or online.

Flexible Hybrid &

Online Learning

Complete your education online, on campus or a combination of both. Beal University offers flexible learning options to help you earn your degree with minimal disruption to your current lifestyle or schedule. Most of our programs are 100% online with several program options on-campus / hybrid. Hybrid and online learning options give you the peace of mind, flexibility and support that you need to succeed.

Why Choose

Beal University?

At Beal we understand the unique challenges students face when pursuing or advancing their careers. Our accelerated degree programs are designed to fit your busy schedule and help you earn your degree faster. Additionally, we’re committed to providing you one-on-one attention to help you succeed.

Accelerated Degree Programs

Our terms are only 8 weeks long and classes run year-round, enabling you to complete your degree faster.

Flexible Schedules

Take classes during the day or evening. Classes are offered in-person, online or in a hybrid format (partly on-campus and online).

Supportive Community

Our small setting creates a tight-knit community to help you thrive academically and professionally.

Transfer Credits

Beal has articulation agreements with many local high schools. Plus, we accept up to 75% transfer credits earned at other accredited schools into our degree programs.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are in demand by employers. Our degree programs are aligned with job opportunities in the local area and beyond.

Financial

Aid

Your success is our main goal. Beal University’s financial aid advisors will assist you in applying for a wide range of funding options, such as federal grants and loans, veteran benefits and Maine State grant assistance for students who are eligible. We will discuss funding options with you to determine what you might qualify for and guide you through the application process.

Available programs to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant Program
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity
  • Grant (SEOG)
  • Maine State Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Plus Loans
  • Veterans’ Educational Benefits (GI Bill®)
  • The Maine Loan
  • Scholarships

Campus

Life

All Beal University students – including those in our online programs – have full access to our campus resources. Discover a supportive network of student services, career development, online university library, and more. Meet one-on-one with academic advisors, career advisors, tutors and other staff to help you along any stage of your journey at Beal.

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We Prepare You for

a Thriving Career

When you graduate from Beal University you’ll enter the workforce confidently, knowing that your skills are highly valuable in today’s economy. By conducting careful research into employment trends and gaps, Beal has established career-focused programs that ensure our students are fully trained, skilled and ready to thrive in their fields.

An Accredited
Institution

Beal University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. This means Beal University meets specific criteria for educational quality and other standards for higher-education institutions. Accreditation also allows Beal to transfer credits from other accredited schools and to be able to offer federal financial aid to eligible students.

Is Beal University

Right for You?

Find out by taking the Beal University Education Readiness Quiz. This fun online quiz will help you identify goals, personal strengths and important facts about your potential career path. So you can make an informed decision about your future. It only takes 3 minutes.