Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a Catholic liberal arts college in Standish, Maine, that grants bachelor’s degrees in a traditional on-campus setting, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees via online education. The college’s 430-acre (1.7 km2) campus in southern Maine is located on the shore of Sebago Lake, just 18 miles (29 km) from Portland, Maine’s largest city. It is the only Catholic college in Maine.
Saint Joseph’s was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1912 as an institution for women. The college, run by a lay and religious Board of Trustees, was located on the convent grounds in nearby Portland until 1956 when it moved to its lakeside location in Standish. In 1970, Saint Joseph’s became coeducational and six years later began a distance education program for working adults. Saint Joseph’s College Online offers its online programs to 2,400 students in 50 states and nine countries.