Cecil College

One Seahawk Drive, North East
MD, 21901-1999
Tel: (410)287-6060
2,641 students
Public institution

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Cecil Community College is a comprehensive, open-admission, learner-centered institution. The College provides career, transfer, and continuing education coursework and programs that anticipate and meet the dynamic intellectual, cultural and, economic development challenges of Cecil County and the surrounding region. Through support services and a technologically enriched learning environment, the College strives to empower each learner with skills, knowledge, and values needed for college preparation, transfer to four-year institutions, workforce entry or advancement, and personal enrichment. Further, Cecil Community College promotes an appreciation of cultural diversity, social responsibility, and academic excellence.
School Highlights:
Cecil College serves 2,641 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Cecil College is the only community colleges within Cecil County, MD.
The nearest community college is Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (16.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Cecil 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 2,641 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,641 students
1,287 students
Cecil College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
886 students
832 students
Cecil College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,755 students
1,021 students
Cecil College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Cecil College sch enrollment Cecil College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Cecil College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Cecil College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Cecil College Black (2006-2012)
% White
91%
66%
Cecil College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Cecil College More (2010-2011)
Cecil College sch ethnicity Cecil 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. 0.17 0.45
Cecil College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,002 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,352 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,002 $5,940
Cecil College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,352 $10,072
Cecil College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Cecil Community College was founded in 1968 to meet the postsecondary needs and continuing education needs of the residents of Cecil County. In its thirty-five year history, the College has experienced tremendous growth in its enrollment, its facilities and its services to the community. The College has a diverse student population including traditional students who come to the College directly from high school, returning adults, and senior citizens. Evidence of the quality of education can be seen in the ability of graduates to transfer successfully to four-year colleges and universities as well as to secure new jobs and receive promotions in their current employment. The College meets the educational goals of our students through a variety of Associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit course offerings and certifications. Cecil also offers courses for licensure, job preparation, and training for the community and industry. Cecil Community College is committed to providing comprehensive programs of study to help prepare county students for an enriched and productive participation in society. Our cultural and educational programs respond to evolving community needs and economic development. Through its open admissions policy, the College provides learning opportunities for all adults with the desire and ability to benefit from our courses and programs regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, handicap, or socioeconomic status. Cecil Community College, which was founded in 1968, is located in North East, Md. It is governed by a Board of Trustees that is appointed by the governor. The College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Cecil also has articulation agreements with more than 30 universities and colleges, both in Maryland and outside the state.

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