• 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 829 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 22%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 829 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,820
  • Out-state tuition: $5,640
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Northern Maine Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northern Maine Community College
(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
92 staff
122 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northern Maine Community College has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Northern Maine Community College diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
829 students
1,812 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
384 students
564 students
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# Part-Time Students
445 students
1,248 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
154 students
125 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
2%
4%
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% White
66%
78%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
26%
10%
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Diversity Score
0.50
0.38
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College Completion Rate
42%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,700
$33,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,820 is less than the state average of $5,446. The in-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,640 is less than the state average of $8,686. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,820
$5,446
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,640
$8,686
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Tuition Notes
Based on 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$11,922
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
90%
85%
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SAT Reading
n/a
445
SAT Math
n/a
500
SAT Writing
n/a
430

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Early Childhood Education Club, EMS Association, eSports, Game Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, SkillsUSA, Student Nurses Association, Student Senate, Wind Power Club
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 829 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,820
  • Out-state tuition: $5,640
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Verified school update

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