Eastern Maine Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Eastern Maine Community College||(ME) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||125 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,613 students||1,107 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||21:1||24:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,220 students||421 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,393 students||686 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||193|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,000||$33,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Eastern Maine Community College is New England School of Communications (2.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 443 students | 2.40 Mi1 College Circle
Bangor,  ME  04401
- 429 students | 3.50 Mi99 Farm Road
Bangor,  ME  04401
- 2,401 students | 45.70 Mi92 Western Ave
Fairfield,  ME  04937
- 1,080 students | 61.50 Mi14 Marketplace Drive
Augusta,  ME  04330
- 4,664 students | 61.70 Mi46 University Dr
Augusta,  ME  04330
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.