• Cecil College is a comprehensive, open admission, learner-centered institution providing career, transfer and continuing education coursework and programs.

School Highlights

Cecil College serves 2,090 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,090 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,459
  • Out-state tuition: $6,500
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cecil College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 305 teachers has grown by 167% over five years.
Cecil College
(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
305 staff
378 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cecil College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The Cecil College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,090 students
3,060 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
604 students
1,180 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,486 students
2,240 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
144 students
249 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
604 students
1,009 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,486 students
3,001 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
232 students
% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
4%
11%
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% Black
7%
26%
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% White
80%
44%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
6%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.35
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.18%
3.35%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,600
$36,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,459 is less than the state average of $7,307. The in-state tuition has declined by 34% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,500 is less than the state average of $9,316. The out-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,459
$7,307
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,500
$9,316
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
73%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,691
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Active Minds, Allies, Alpha Alpha Theta, Amazing Grace, Art Club, Cecil Math League, Geekdom, Horticulture Club, Multicultural Student Union, Photography Club, Student Leadership Council, Student Nurses Association, Student Veterans Organization

Arts and Music Programs:
Holiday and Cultural Celebrations, Milburn Stone Theatre, Themed Movie Nights

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness & Wellness Center, Ski Trip
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cecil College cost?

Cecil College's tuition is approximately $4,459 for In-State students and $6,500 for Out-State students.

What sports does Cecil College offer?

Cecil College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Cecil College's ranking?

Cecil College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Maryland for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,090 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,459
  • Out-state tuition: $6,500
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,307 per year for in-state students and $9,316 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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