Northern Maine Community College

Tel: (207)768-2700
765 students
Public institution
Northern Maine Community College provides career and transfer programs that lead to associate degrees, diplomas or certificates. The students served have an opportunity to develop as individuals and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for employment or for transfer to a senior college or university. The college assists in economic and human resource development by offering programs of study, courses or seminars to employed individuals, specialized training to attract business and industry, and various community interest courses or seminars.
School Highlights:
Northern Maine Community College serves 765 students (74.12% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 15%.
Northern Maine Community College is the only community colleges within Aroostook County, ME.
The nearest community college is Washington County Community College (110.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College Northern Maine Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 66 staff
61 staff
Northern Maine Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 765 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 765 students 1,296 students
Northern Maine Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
Northern Maine Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 567 students
810 students
Northern Maine Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 198 students
1,036 students
Northern Maine Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northern Maine Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northern Maine Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Northern Maine Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Northern Maine Community College Black (2008-2013)
% White
Northern Maine Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Northern Maine Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Northern Maine Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Northern Maine Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.12 0.53
Northern Maine Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,308 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,948 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,308 $5,694
Northern Maine Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,948 $10,252
Northern Maine Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 193 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
Northern Maine Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 68%
Northern Maine Community College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Northern Maine Community College was established in 1961, and the first class entered the college in 1963. Today, NMCC impacts over 2,000 students annually through various programs. More than 7,000 graduates are now meeting employer needs throughout the state, the nation, and abroad. Thanks to the support from business and industry throughout the state, NMCC is proud to have more than 250 individuals serve on advisory committees for our various programs. This ensures that NMCC's programs provide the most relevant, technically advanced information required in their industry. The College has earned the reputation of a top-quality educational facility. We have a quality institution with a goal of achieving excellence in service both to our students and to the communities we serve. Your involvement with us will challenge you and provide you with opportunities to grow. Whether you are looking for an associate degree, diploma or certificate program or customized training for your business or yourself, you will find that NMCC's programs, courses and training will expand your knowledge as well as challenge your thinking. At NMCC, more than 30 programs of study are designed to enable you to enter the work force with technically-current skills and to prepare you for lifelong learning and upward mobility. Ninety percent of our graduates are employed within six months of their graduation in Real jobs or are continuing their education for a bachelor's degree. Our associate's degree will allow you to enter your chosen job market with confidence or to continue on to a baccalaureate degree.

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For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,912 per year for in-state students and $7,420 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,252 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Maine community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Maine is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.