Central Maine Community College
- The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Central Maine Community College||(ME) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||114 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,162 students||1,107 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||28:1||24:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,384 students||421 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,778 students||686 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||250||193|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$36,000||$33,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Central Maine Community College traces its origin to 1963 when the 101st Maine Legislature submitted to public referendum the question of establishing a postsecondary vocational training program in Androscoggin County. The voters of Maine gave their consent for such an institution in November, 1963, and in September, 1964, Androscoggin State Vocational Institute opened in the facilities of a former automobile dealership at 385 Main Street, Lewiston. In 1965 the State Board of Education renamed the institution Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute and in January 1966, CMVTI was moved to the present campus on Turner Street in Auburn. The Legislature changed the name of Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute to Central Maine Technical College in 1989 to more accurately reflect CMTC's role and status as a comprehensive institution of higher education. On July 1, 2003, CMTC became Central Maine Community College, offering transfer degrees in the arts and sciences as well as career and technical programs. During its first year, the institution enrolled 48 students in four programs (Auto Mechanics, Building Construction, Industrial Electricity, and Architectural Drafting) and was staffed by 13 persons, of whom seven were instructors. The first graduating class, consisting of six students, received diplomas in June 1965.Today there are more than 2500 students enrolled in Central Maine Community College courses. In addition, an estimated 2,000 area residents participate each year in conferences, courses and programs offered through the Corporate and Community Services Division of the College. The students are served by approximately 150 faculty and staff members. Each year more than 300 students graduate with an associate’s degree, certificate or diploma. The College offers educational opportunities for both transfer to baccalaureate programs and career preparation. Associate in arts and associate in science degrees are designed as the first two years of a more advanced degree. The associate in applied science degree, certificates, and diplomas are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workplace.
- The nearest community college to Central Maine Community College is Maine College of Health Professions (2.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 210 students | 2.60 Mi70 Middle Street
Lewiston,  ME  04240
- 4,664 students | 26.10 Mi46 University Dr
Augusta,  ME  04330
- 1,080 students | 26.30 Mi14 Marketplace Drive
Augusta,  ME  04330
- 6,414 students | 33.50 Mi2 Fort Road
South Portland,  ME  04106
- 2,401 students | 44.20 Mi92 Western Ave
Fairfield,  ME  04937
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