Top Maine Community Colleges

  • For the 2020 school year, there are 12 top community colleges located throughout Maine (8 public colleges and 4 private colleges), serving 24,486 students.
  • For Maine 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 (view national tuition costs).
  • Maine community colleges have a diversity score of 0.26, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 14% (majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 24:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(ME) School Average
American Indian
Two or more races
Non Resident
ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Maine Community Colleges by Town (2020)

  • College Location Students
  • Beal College
    Private, for profit
    99 Farm Road
    Bangor ME  04401

    429 students
  • 1250 Turner Street
    Auburn ME  04210

    3,162 students
  • 354 Hogan Rd
    Bangor ME  04401

    2,613 students
  • 92 Western Ave
    Fairfield ME  04937

    2,401 students
  • 70 Middle Street
    Lewiston ME  04240

    210 students
  • 1 College Circle
    Bangor ME  04401

    443 students
  • 33 Edgemont Dr
    Presque Isle ME  04769

    880 students
  • Purdue University Global
    Private, for profit
    14 Marketplace Drive
    Augusta ME  04330

    1,080 students
  • 2 Fort Road
    South Portland ME  04106

    6,414 students
  • 46 University Dr
    Augusta ME  04330

    4,664 students
  • One College Drive
    Calais ME  04619

    491 students
  • 112 College Drive
    Wells ME  04090

    1,699 students
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