What is YourPace?

YourPace is a personalized learning model developed by faculty who understand the challenges busy adults face when balancing work, family, and school. Delivered on a digital platform, our competency-based online programs are designed to leverage your previous knowledge and experience as you complete course modules aligned with a list of competencies. You advance to the next course module by demonstrating your mastery of the content—giving you the ability to earn your degree on your time, at your pace.

Advantages of YourPace at UMPI

UMPI helps you earn your degree more efficiently than traditional degree programs.

  • Move faster through competencies where you have more experience.
  • Take the time you need to master less familiar content.
  • The faster you advance, the more you save.

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Discover the benefits of personalized online learning at UMPI:

100% online coursework

Take your courses when and where you want with 24/7 access to our digital platform. All your study materials are embedded in the modules, so you can leave the heavy books behind.

Affordable tuition

You pay a flat rate per session* ($1,500 for undergraduate, $2,150 for graduate)—no matter how many courses you finish each session. Plus, there are no hidden fees or textbook costs. Earn your bachelor’s degree for $10,000 or less!

Built-in Flexibility

With no weekly deadlines, you can study when it’s convenient for you, at your speed. The faster you complete your course modules, the more time and money you save.

Career Preparation

UMPI regularly meets with employers in each sector to learn what skills they are looking for in current and new hires to ensure what you learn is relevant to workforce needs.

Real-World Application

Designed to give you a wealth of opportunities to apply real-world problem solving, our curriculum is aligned with competencies that focus on 21st century skills and expertise employers seek.

Individual Attention

We’re with you from start to finish. Stay on track with a Success Coach who will help you achieve your academic goals throughout your journey.

Your Journey. YourPace.

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“People take a break from their education for many different reasons. It may have been financial, a career move, or family commitments. UMPI’s competency-based education program offers adult learners an online pathway to complete their college degree.”

-Carolyn Dorsey, past UMPI Executive Director of Competency Based Education and Acting Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives for the University of Maine System

What You’ve Done Counts

Learn how your previous college credit, certifications, and work—as well as life experiences—are considered and help you graduate faster with YourPace online at UMPI. Just ask our team about Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).

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Frequently Asked Questions

-Chris Ferranti, UMPI YourPace Online Student

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

**Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.

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