• 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 2,042 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 15%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,042 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,810
  • Out-state tuition: $6,510
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 187 teachers has grown by 49% over five years.
Eastern Maine Community College
(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
187 staff
122 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Eastern Maine Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Eastern Maine Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,042 students
2,042 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
764 students
515 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,278 students
1,226 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Eastern Maine Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
148 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
764 students
515 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,278 students
1,226 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
34 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
253 students
138 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
n/a
3%
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% White
88%
85%
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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
3%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ME.
Diversity Score
0.22
0.27
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.79%
1.25%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.08%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,000
$33,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Eastern Maine Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of ME by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,810 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 $6,510 is less than the state average of $7,666. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,810
$4,020
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,510
$7,666
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Tuition Notes
plus fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,986
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,396
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
53%
53%
This chart display the percent admitted of Eastern Maine Community College and the community college average percent admitted of ME by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
445
SAT Math
n/a
500
SAT Writing
n/a
430
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Eastern Maine Community College cost?

Eastern Maine Community College's tuition is approximately $3,810 for In-State students and $6,510 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Eastern Maine Community College?

The acceptance rate of Eastern Maine Community College is 53%, which is equal to the state average of 53%.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,042 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,810
  • Out-state tuition: $6,510
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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