Central Maine Community College

1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210-6498
Tel: (207)755-5100
School Highlights
  • Central Maine Community College serves 3,162 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and American), which is more than the state average of 14%.
  • Central Maine Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Androscoggin County, ME.
  • The nearest community college to Central Maine Community College is Maine College of Health Professions (2.6 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Central Maine Community College(ME) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty114 staff40 staff
Central Maine Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Central Maine Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Central Maine Community College diversity score of 0.37 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 283% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,162 students1,107 students
Central Maine Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
Central Maine Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,384 students421 students
Central Maine Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,778 students686 students
Central Maine Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Maine Community College Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Central Maine Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Central Maine Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Central Maine Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Central Maine Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Central Maine Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Central Maine Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Central Maine Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Central Maine Community College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
Central Maine Community College Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.370.26
Central Maine Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Central Maine Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$33,900
Central Maine Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,750 is less than the state average of $4,123. 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 $7,746. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,750$4,123
Central Maine Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,450$7,746
Central Maine Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%90%
Central Maine Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
Central Maine Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,333$5,500
Central Maine Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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. 

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Did You Know?
For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,123 per year for in-state students and $7,746 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,482 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maine community colleges have a diversity score of 0.26, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.