Cecil College

One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901-0000
Tel: (410)2871006
School Highlights
  • Cecil College serves 2,551 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Cecil College is the only community colleges within Cecil County, MD.
  • The nearest community college is Delaware Technical Community College-StantonWilmington (16.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 114 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
Cecil College(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty114 staff164 staff
Cecil College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,551 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 113% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,551 students4,693 students
Cecil College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:124:1
Cecil College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,011 students1,352 students
Cecil College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,540 students3,341 students
Cecil College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cecil College Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Cecil College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cecil College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cecil College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cecil College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Cecil College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Cecil College Non Resident (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Cecil College Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.360.65
Cecil College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Cecil College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$37,700
Cecil College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,459 is less than the state average of $6,280. The in-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,500 is less than the state average of $8,289. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,459$6,280
Cecil College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,500$8,289
Cecil College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%71%
Cecil College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,070$9,600
Cecil College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Cecil College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Golf,
Lacrosse, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,


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: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,280 per year for in-state students and $8,289 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.