A Vibrant, Accessible, and Inspiring Experience

Thomas College is a close-knit community united by a desire to experience the beauty of our natural surroundings and a vision for how we become the neighbors, employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders of tomorrow.

Founded in 1894 along the idyllic banks of the Kennebec River in Waterville, Maine, Thomas College is a friendly, welcoming family. Here, education is more intimate, experiences are more personal, and everyone knows you by name.

A career-focused educational experience does not have to be one void of inspirational and emotional vibrance. At Thomas College, we believe in the cultivation of the whole person. With our breathtaking natural surroundings and the rich culture of Waterville’s thriving college-town identity, students find a new home to pursue diverse and exciting fields of study. Whether you are a traditional undergraduate student, a graduate student, or a virtual enrollee, your immersive educational experience will point you toward an accelerated future of success.

Write a new chapter in our storied history by creating a bold future for yourself. Pursue an education that adheres to high standards while encouraging creativity and providing the most inclusive value.

Every field of study and every discipline pursued will bring you one step closer to the future you have envisioned. Thomas College has a respected reputation of ensuring a uniquely beautiful environment for a rich student life as you make your claim on the Thomas Promise.


Our history isn’t the story of an institution, but of people. Of humble, hopeful beginnings in the tradition of seeking something better. Thomas College has been accessible and attainable from the start. See where our story began and where it can take you tomorrow.

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Our community is fused into our landscape. Against the backdrop of rivers and forests, a peaceful college town murmurs with friendship, progress, and conservation. With respect for the natural gifts around us, minds are renewed and inspired toward brilliant endeavors.

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Our town has natural beauty and the engaging cultural scene to create the multifaceted educational experience you long for. Our small college town boasts a surprisingly immeasurable personality with opportunities for study and adventure alike.

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Career-Focused and Personal


Nearly 70% of students complete one or more internships


Ranked #2 school in Maine for social mobility by US News & World Report in 2022


98% of graduates have a job, enroll in graduate school, or enter the military within 6 months

Next Steps

Now that you know more about our story, it’s time to begin the next chapter in yours. Whether you’re an undergraduate student or a working professional pursuing graduate studies, Thomas College is your opportunity to get a degree. Achieve success. Take the next step.