Saint Joseph's College of Maine is a private 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.