Central Maine Community College serves 3,115 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 15%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 3,115 students
- In-state tuition: $3,750
- Out-state tuition: $6,450
- Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
- Minority enrollment: 18%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Central Maine Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:
The teacher population of 171 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Central Maine Community College
(ME) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Central Maine Community College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Central Maine Community College diversity score of 0.32 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has declined by 43% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,750 is less than the state average of $4,020. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,450 is less than the state average of $7,666. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Central Maine Community College cost?
Central Maine Community College's tuition is approximately $3,750 for In-State students and $6,450 for Out-State students.
What is Central Maine Community College's ranking?
Central Maine Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Maine for: Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.
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