Washington County Community College

One College Drive, Calais
ME, 04619
Tel: (207)454-1000
490 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Washington County Community College serves 490 students (62% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 7%.
Washington County Community College is the only community colleges within Washington County, ME.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Washington County Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 490 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.23 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment
490 students
1,275 students
Washington County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
302 students
829 students
Washington County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 188 students
1,020 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 12%
1%
% Asian - 2%
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 1%
7%
% Black - 12%
% White 87%
66%
% Two or more races - 2%
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. 0.23 0.45
Washington County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,503 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,760 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,503 $5,940
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,760 $10,075
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

WCCC is a non-profit, residential, post-secondary, associate degree granting institution supported, in part, by appropriation from the Maine State Legislature. Washington County Community College is one of seven Community Colleges that operate under the authority of the Maine Community College System. Though it is known internationally for its outstanding marine-oriented programs -- especially boatbuilding -- WCCC offers a variety of programs designed to meet the unique educational and economic needs of the future. Many programs are offered at different academic levels -- from one-year certificate options to two-year associate degree programs. You may select from our one and two-year certificate, diploma and associate degree career programs, after which you may directly enter the workforce or, if you prefer, transfer to a four-year college or university to further your education and skills. WCCC has changed and added programs over its 32 years to meet the demands of a diverse student body. Our 300-member student body, ranging in age from 18 to 68, is made up of individuals from Maine, as well as Boston, Philadelphia, and central Europe. Our students may choose to live in one of the campus apartments overlooking the St. Croix River and the Canadian border, or commute from their own housing near our Calais or Eastport campuses. Students at WCCC are also encouraged to participate in numerous student activities, including student government, intramural sports and interest clubs. In short, WCCC prepares students for employment or continued education, but along the way, the whole person is allowed to grow and flourish in an environment unlike any other in the state of Maine. Our small classes, modern facilities, hands-on approach, and commitment to excellence will provide you with an opportunity to obtain a quality education that will serve you long after you graduate.

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