Eastern Maine Community College

Tel: (207)974-4600
  • The basic mission of the Maine Community College System is to provide associate degree, diploma and certificate programs directed at the educational, occupational and technical needs of the State's citizens and the workforce needs of the State's employers to create an educated, skilled and adaptable labor force which is responsive to the changing needs of the economy of the State and to promote local, regional and statewide economic development. Eastern Maine Community College provides the highest quality post-secondary technical, career and transfer education and serves as a dynamic community resource.
School Highlights
  • Eastern Maine Community College serves 2,613 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 14%.
  • Eastern Maine Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Penobscot County, ME.
  • The nearest community college is New England School of Communications (2.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Eastern 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 Faculty125 staff40 staff
Eastern Maine Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,613 has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,613 students1,107 students
Eastern Maine Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:122:1
Eastern Maine Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,220 students421 students
Eastern Maine Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,393 students686 students
Eastern Maine Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Eastern Maine Community College Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Eastern Maine Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Eastern Maine Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Eastern Maine Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Eastern Maine Community College Hispanic (2010-2016)
% Black
Eastern Maine Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Eastern Maine Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Eastern Maine Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Eastern Maine Community College Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.170.26
Eastern Maine Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Eastern Maine Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,000$33,900
Eastern Maine Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,810 is less than the state average of $4,123. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,510 is less than the state average of $7,746. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,810$4,123
Eastern Maine Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,510$7,746
Eastern Maine Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%90%
Eastern Maine Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,375$12,000
Eastern Maine Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,166$5,500
Eastern Maine Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate53%33%
Eastern Maine Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Eastern Maine Community College, formerly Eastern Maine Technical College (EMTC) after being Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (EMVTI), was established in 1966 by the Maine State Legislature, under the authority of the State Board of Education. IN 1968 the College moved from temporary quarters in the downtown Bangor to its present campus on Hogan Road. Then, in 1986, the 112th Legislature created a quasi-independent system, with a board of trustees to govern all six of Maine's VTI's, and in 1989 another law changed the names of these institutions to more accurately reflect their purpose and activities. EMVTI thus became "Eastern Maine Technical College". The 72-acre campus is located in Bangor, adjacent to the Hogan Road exit off Interstate 95, and is served by public transportation. The campus facilities include a main administrative/classroom/library building, two classroom/shop/lab buildings, two residence halls with a dining commons, a conference/technology center, a gymnasium, and three maintenance buildings. Eastern Maine Community College awards Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science and Associate in Arts Degrees; Diplomas; Certificates; and documents of completion for customized short-term programs and courses. Today, the College offers one-year Certificates, and one and two-year Diplomas, Associate in Applied Science Degrees, and Associate in Arts Degrees in twenty-eight technologies and areas of Study. EMCC prepares technicians and skilled workers for careers in mechanical, engineering and construction industries; allied health professions; and business occupations. Programs of Study are developed in cooperation with experts currently working in representative areas of technology. Short-term and specialized training and re-training courses are also available to business, industry and community. Approximate enrollment is 575 full-time and 750 part-time students, with 55 full-time and 119 adjunct faculty. Eastern Maine Technical College is a publicly-supported, post-secondary institution, fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., which is the primary accrediting agency for schools and colleges in the New England states.

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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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.26, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.