Northern Maine Community College

  • Northern Maine Community College provides career and transfer programs that lead to associate degrees or certificates. The students served have an opportunity to develop as individuals and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for employment or for transfer to a senior college or university. The college assists in economic and human resource development by offering programs of study, courses or seminars to employed individuals, specialized training to attract business and industry, and various community interest courses or seminars.
School Highlights
  • Northern Maine Community College serves 880 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 14%.
  • Northern Maine Community College is the only community colleges within Aroostook County, ME.
  • The nearest community college to Northern Maine Community College is Washington County Community College (110.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Northern Maine Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Maine for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Northern Maine Community College(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty40 staff40 staff
Northern Maine Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Northern Maine Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The Northern Maine Community College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment880 students1,107 students
Northern Maine Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:124:1
Northern Maine Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students421 students421 students
Northern Maine Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students459 students686 students
Northern Maine Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northern Maine Community College Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Northern Maine Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northern Maine Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Northern Maine Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Northern Maine Community College Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
Northern Maine Community College Black (2011-2013)
% White
Northern Maine Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Northern Maine Community College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
Northern Maine Community College Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.26
Northern Maine Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Northern Maine Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$33,900
Northern Maine Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,760 is less than the state average of $4,123. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,520 is less than the state average of $7,746. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,760$4,123
Northern Maine Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,520$7,746
Northern Maine Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesBased on 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%90%
Northern Maine Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
Northern Maine Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Northern Maine Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate55%53%
Northern Maine Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)


Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsIntramural Sports OnlyIntramural Sports Only


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Early Childhood Education Club, EMS Association, Game Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, SkillsUSA, Student Nurses Association, Student Senate, Wind Power Clu
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Northern Maine Community College was established in 1961, and the first class entered the college in 1963. Today, NMCC impacts over 2,000 students annually through various programs. More than 8,500 graduates are now meeting employer needs throughout the state, the nation, and abroad. Thanks to the support from business and industry throughout the state, NMCC is proud to have more than 250 individuals serve on advisory committees for our various programs. This ensures that NMCC's programs provide the most relevant, technically advanced information required in their industry. The College has earned the reputation of a top-quality educational facility. We have a quality institution with a goal of achieving excellence in service both to our students and to the communities we serve. Your involvement with us will challenge you and provide you with opportunities to grow. Whether you are looking for an associate degree, certificate program or customized training for your business or yourself, you will find that NMCC's programs, courses and training will expand your knowledge as well as challenge your thinking. At NMCC, more than 30 programs of study are designed to enable you to enter the work force with technically-current skills and to prepare you for lifelong learning and upward mobility. Ninety-seven percent of our graduates are employed within six months of their graduation in real jobs or are continuing their education for a bachelor's degree. Our associate's degree will allow you to enter your chosen job market with confidence or to continue on to a baccalaureate degree.

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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.