Central Maine Community College

1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
Tel: (207)755-5100
3,015 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Central Maine Community College serves 3,015 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 6%.
Central Maine Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Androscoggin County, ME.
The nearest community college is Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions (2.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 166 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
Central 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 166 staff
59 staff
Central Maine Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,015 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,015 students
1,282 students
Central Maine Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
Central Maine Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,395 students
810 students
Central Maine Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,620 students
1,017 students
Central Maine Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Central Maine Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Central Maine Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Central Maine Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Central Maine Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Central Maine Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Central Maine Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Central Maine Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Central Maine Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Central 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. 0.10 0.53
Central Maine Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,630 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,270 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,630 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,270 $10,294
Central Maine Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 250 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Central Maine Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Central Maine Community College traces its origin to 1963 when the 101st Maine Legislature submitted to public referendum the question of establishing a postsecondary vocational training program in Androscoggin County. The voters of Maine gave their consent for such an institution in November, 1963, and in September, 1964, Androscoggin State Vocational Institute opened in the facilities of a former automobile dealership at 385 Main Street, Lewiston. In 1965 the State Board of Education renamed the institution Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute and in January 1966, CMVTI was moved to the present campus on Turner Street in Auburn. The Legislature changed the name of Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute to Central Maine Technical College in 1989 to more accurately reflect CMTC's role and status as a comprehensive institution of higher education. On July 1, 2003, CMTC became Central Maine Community College, offering transfer degrees in the arts and sciences as well as career and technical programs. During its first year, the institution enrolled 48 students in four programs (Auto Mechanics, Building Construction, Industrial Electricity, and Architectural Drafting) and was staffed by 13 persons, of whom seven were instructors. The first graduating class, consisting of six students, received diplomas in June 1965.Today there are more than 2500 students enrolled in Central Maine Community College courses. In addition, an estimated 2,000 area residents participate each year in conferences, courses and programs offered through the Corporate and Community Services Division of the College. The students are served by approximately 150 faculty and staff members. Each year more than 300 students graduate with an associate’s degree, certificate or diploma. The College offers educational opportunities for both transfer to baccalaureate programs and career preparation. Associate in arts and associate in science degrees are designed as the first two years of a more advanced degree. The associate in applied science degree, certificates, and diplomas are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workplace. 

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Did You Know?
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 0.12, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.