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About Beal University


Beal University

Founded in 1891, Beal University is a private university in Bangor, Maine that has been educating career-focused professionals for over 130 years. Today, Beal’s accelerated degree programs prepare graduates for success across six fields of study.

Beal University has 2 locations. Beal’s main campus is in Bangor – home to nursing, medical assisting, medical assistant, and welding programs. Nursing students in southwestern Maine benefit from a satellite location in Wilton, ME.


To become partners with our students in their journey to improve their career opportunities through the contemporary academic programs offered at Beal University.


Beal University will strive to become the most prominent educational institution in the region by providing exceptional academic programs, in a student centered environment, empowering our graduates to excel in relevant career fields.


• To offer academic programs that are effective, and career focused.
• To offer high quality student support services appropriate to the demonstrated needs of the University’s student body.
• To use the resources of our community in the development of program offerings and student support services.
• To be an effective and contributing member of the community.
• To practice a set of core values that embraces respect for individuals, the importance of concern for others and equality.
• To use the tools, processes and procedures of Institutional Effectiveness to ensure we fulfill our mission for all University stakeholders.

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.

An Accredited

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.



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.

Community Outreach

Making a positive impact in people’s lives is what Beal University is all about. That includes proudly supporting a number of organizations in our community through volunteer work, donations, services, scholarships, and monetary contributions. Here are some examples of the things we have done in the community that we are proud of:

  • Erin’s Run / Partner’s for Peace – Main Sponsor
  • Hike for Homeless, Bangor Homeless Shelter – Participant
  • Chamber of Commerce, Business Expo – Speed Networking Sponsor
  • Field for Kids Fashion Show Fundraiser – Sponsor
  • BangPop Kids Central Festival – Sharing and Caring Sponsor
  • Bangor July 4th Parade – Grand Marshal
  • Tee-Off for Lyme Disease Charity Golf Tournament – Sponsor
  • Field for Kids Charity Golf Tournament – Corporate Sponsor
  • Hope House Softball Charity Tournament – Team Sponsor
  • Beal University 125th Celebration Kids Carnival, BBQ and Car Show to benefit the Hope House – Host
  • Maine Children’s Discovery Museum– Super Hero Sponsor
  • Cool Sounds Concert Series, Downtown Bangor – Hosting Sponsor
  • Champion the Cure for Eastern Maine Hospital System – KidsZone Sponsor
  • Maine Oxy Golf Tournament, benefits Camp Capella – Co-Sponsor
  • Bangor Lock-Up for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine – Participant
  • Good Samaritan Agency Duck Race – Corporate Sponsor
  • Penboscot County Ice Arena – Sponsor
  • Bangor Humane Society – Paws on Parade – Rookie Sponsor
  • Chamber of Commerce Challenge Golf Tournament – Raffle and Team Sponsor
  • Old Town Riverfest Parade – Participant
  • ArtOctober,  Bangor Arts – Presenting Sponsor
  • Pumpkins in the Park, United Cerebral Palsy – Event Sponsor
  • Fusion, Bangor Chamber of Commerce – Extravaganza Drink Sponsor
  • Bangor Parks and Recreation – Website Sponsorship
  • YMCA, Bangor – Team Sponsor
  • Festival of Trees, Anah Shriners – Sponsor
  • Festival of Lights Parade, Rotary Club- Sponsor
  • Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve, Downtown Bangor Partnership – Premier Sponsor

How Beal University May Help You Get Ahead

Here are some of the ways that completing your education at Beal may help you advance while in school and after graduation:

  • Flexible Class Schedules – Get on the fast track to the career that you want. Our classes are accelerated, running on 8-week modular systems, which are half as long as regular semesters. There are 6 start dates per year for you to choose from, and classes run year-round. That means you could finish your Associate’s Degree in 20-months or less if you are a full-time student
  • Direct Entry – Once your admissions application is accepted and you pass your entrance exam, you’ll gain direct entry into the program, meaning you won’t be put on a wait-list or into a pre-program if the slots are filled. Instead, you’d start in the following 8 weeks
  • Student Resources and Amenities – Beal offers student services including free peer tutoring, dedicated study groups, academic advising, and more. We’ve also put in a lot of effort to create a campus life that will nurture you, with amenities like a cafe, gym, bookstore, and library
  • Online Classes Available – We provide online classes for your convenience. You have the option to complete courses solely online or in a blended on-campus/online format. This was implemented for those students who live far away or who have schedules that don’t allow them to attend class during regular school hours
  • Career Services – Whether you’re a current student or graduate, we’ll assist you with resume writing, interview techniques, job search methods, employment leads, employment trends, professionalism, and more. Discover our career services department today

Is Beal University Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Beal University and exploring whether we have the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 207-307-3900

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