Cecil College

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

School Highlights

Cecil College serves 2,391 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

Cecil College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cecil College(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty114 staff179 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cecil College has declined by 6% over five years.
The Cecil College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,391 students3,988 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio0:121:1
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# Full-Time Students782 students1,012 students
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# Part-Time Students1,609 students2,976 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
6%
10%
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% Black
10%
31%
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% White
73%
42%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.450.71
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College Completion Rate
16%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$37,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,459 is less than the state average of $7,421. The in-state tuition has declined by 32% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,500 is less than the state average of $9,449. The out-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,459$7,421
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,500$9,449
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%73%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,875$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,078$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, 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: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Cecil College is Harford Community College (18.6 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,421 per year for in-state students and $9,449 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Howard Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.