Central Maine Community College

School Highlights

Central Maine Community College serves 3,218 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 22%.

Top Rankings

Central Maine Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Maine for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 171 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
Central Maine Community College(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty171 staff122 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Central Maine Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Central Maine Community College diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,218 students1,812 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:113:1
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# Full-Time Students1,198 students564 students
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# Part-Time Students2,020 students1,248 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
250125
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
7%
4%
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% White
56%
78%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
32%
10%
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Diversity Score0.580.38
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College Completion Rate
29%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$33,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,750 is less than the state average of $5,446. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,450 is less than the state average of $8,686. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,750$5,446
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,450$8,686
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,922$11,922
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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. 

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Central Maine Community College is Maine College of Health Professions (2.3 miles away).
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