Eastern Maine Community College

Tel: (207)974-4600
2,111 students
Public institution

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The basic mission of the Maine Community College System is to provide associate degree, diploma and certificate programs directed at the educational, occupational and technical needs of the State's citizens and the workforce needs of the State's employers to create an educated, skilled and adaptable labor force which is responsive to the changing needs of the economy of the State and to promote local, regional and statewide economic development. Eastern Maine Community College provides the highest quality post-secondary technical, career and transfer education and serves as a dynamic community resource.
School Highlights:
Eastern Maine Community College serves 2,111 students (67% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 6%.
Eastern Maine Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Penobscot County, ME.
The nearest community college is New England School of Communications (2.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Eastern Maine Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,111 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,111 students
1,287 students
Eastern Maine Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,408 students
832 students
Eastern Maine Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 703 students
1,021 students
Eastern Maine Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Eastern Maine Community College sch enrollment Eastern Maine Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Eastern Maine Community College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
- 7%
% Black
-
12%
Eastern Maine Community College Black (2006-2010)
% White
97%
66%
Eastern Maine Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Eastern Maine Community College sch ethnicity Eastern Maine Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.06 0.45
Eastern Maine Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,267 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,847 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,267 $5,845
Eastern Maine Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,847 $10,047
Eastern Maine Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 53%
78%
Eastern Maine Community College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Eastern Maine Community College, formerly Eastern Maine Technical College (EMTC) after being Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (EMVTI), was established in 1966 by the Maine State Legislature, under the authority of the State Board of Education. IN 1968 the College moved from temporary quarters in the downtown Bangor to its present campus on Hogan Road. Then, in 1986, the 112th Legislature created a quasi-independent system, with a board of trustees to govern all six of Maine's VTI's, and in 1989 another law changed the names of these institutions to more accurately reflect their purpose and activities. EMVTI thus became "Eastern Maine Technical College". The 72-acre campus is located in Bangor, adjacent to the Hogan Road exit off Interstate 95, and is served by public transportation. The campus facilities include a main administrative/classroom/library building, two classroom/shop/lab buildings, two residence halls with a dining commons, a conference/technology center, a gymnasium, and three maintenance buildings. Eastern Maine Community College awards Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science and Associate in Arts Degrees; Diplomas; Certificates; and documents of completion for customized short-term programs and courses. Today, the College offers one-year Certificates, and one and two-year Diplomas, Associate in Applied Science Degrees, and Associate in Arts Degrees in twenty-eight technologies and areas of Study. EMCC prepares technicians and skilled workers for careers in mechanical, engineering and construction industries; allied health professions; and business occupations. Programs of Study are developed in cooperation with experts currently working in representative areas of technology. Short-term and specialized training and re-training courses are also available to business, industry and community. Approximate enrollment is 575 full-time and 750 part-time students, with 55 full-time and 119 adjunct faculty. Eastern Maine Technical College is a publicly-supported, post-secondary institution, fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., which is the primary accrediting agency for schools and colleges in the New England states.

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Did You Know?
For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,886 per year for in-state students and $7,387 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $6,751 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Maine is 48%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.