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 829 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more 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 (110.2 miles away).

School News

  • NMCC Receives Donation of Bus - 07/21/2020 - This month Northern Maine Community College received a mini passenger bus as a donation from the discontinued local transportation organization, PI Loop. The 16-passenger vehicle, which will be wrapped in ...morethe college`s colors and logo, will serve multiple purposes on campus and in the greater Aroostook community. hide
  • NMCC Releases Fall Framework - 07/21/2020 - The Northern Maine Community College staff is making plans to ensure a safe and productive start to the upcoming fall semester, which will begin as planned on August 31st. The ...moreplanning is guided by two important principles: safety for students, faculty, and staff; and the delivery of a quality educational experience for students. hide

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School Overview

    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 Faculty- staff40 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 12:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
    • The Northern Maine Community College diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 163% over five years.
    Total Enrollment829 students1,107 students
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    Student : Teacher Ratio12:124:1
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    # Full-Time Students379 students421 students
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    # Part-Time Students445 students686 students
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    Total Dormitory Capacity
    193193
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    % American Indian/Alaskan
    2%
    1%
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    % Asian
    -
    1%
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    % Hispanic
    2%
    2%
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    % Black
    2%
    3%
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    % White
    66%
    86%
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    % Two or more races
    1%
    1%
    % Non Resident races
    1%
    1%
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    % Unknown races
    26%
    5%
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    Diversity Score0.500.26
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    College Completion Rate
    39%
    27%
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    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$33,900
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    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $2,820 is less than the state average of $4,123. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
    • The public out-state tuition of $5,640 is less than the state average of $7,746. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$2,820$4,123
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    Out-State Tuition Fees$5,640$7,746
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    Tuition NotesBased on 15 credits
    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%90%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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    Acceptance Rate90%33%
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    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: 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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