Washington County Community College

  • Campus and Surrounding areasWashington County Community College offers one of the most unique educational environments on the East Coast. Located in Calais, ME, the 400-acre campus sits on a hillside overlooking the beautiful St. Croix River.In addition to modern classrooms, labs, and residential buildings, the college takes advantage of its proximity to the nearby Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and to some of the most spectacular rivers, mountains, and lakes in the Northeast. In fact, one of Maine`s best snowmobile trails is located behind the college`s residence halls, providing miles of outstanding winter recreation opportunities.Among the college`s facilities:St. Croix Hall houses an auditorium for concerts, presentations, and other community activities as well as a gymnasium with basketball, volleyball and a state of the art rock climbing wall.The Outdoor Adventure Center, located in the residential complex, has a range of equipment available for student use, from kayaks to canoes and camping gear to mountain bikes for spring, summer and fall. The college`s two residence halls provide apartment-style housing for about 145 students each year. The campus is within walking distance of downtown Calais with its restaurants and shops and just across the St. Croix River from St. Stephen in New Brunswick, Canada.

School Highlights

Washington County Community College serves 403 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority American), which is equal to the state average of 22%.

Top Rankings

Washington County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Maine for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 71 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
Washington County Community College(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty71 staff122 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Washington County Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Washington County Community College diversity score of 0.38 is equal to the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment403 students1,812 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:113:1
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# Full-Time Students204 students564 students
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# Part-Time Students199 students1,248 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
125 students125 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
10%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
2%
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% Black
1%
4%
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% White
78%
78%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
6%
10%
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Diversity Score0.380.38
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College Completion Rate
43%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,800$33,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,630 is less than the state average of $5,446. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,058 is less than the state average of $8,686. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,630$5,446
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,058$8,686
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,200$11,922
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • WCCC is a non-profit, residential, post-secondary, associate degree granting institution supported, in part, by appropriation from the Maine State Legislature. Washington County Community College is one of seven Community Colleges that operate under the authority of the Maine Community College System. Though it is known internationally for its outstanding marine-oriented programs -- especially boatbuilding -- WCCC offers a variety of programs designed to meet the unique educational and economic needs of the future. Many programs are offered at different academic levels -- from one-year certificate options to two-year associate degree programs. You may select from our one and two-year certificate, diploma and associate degree career programs, after which you may directly enter the workforce or, if you prefer, transfer to a four-year college or university to further your education and skills. WCCC has changed and added programs over its 32 years to meet the demands of a diverse student body. Our 300-member student body, ranging in age from 18 to 68, is made up of individuals from Maine, as well as Boston, Philadelphia, and central Europe. Our students may choose to live in one of the campus apartments overlooking the St. Croix River and the Canadian border, or commute from their own housing near our Calais or Eastport campuses. Students at WCCC are also encouraged to participate in numerous student activities, including student government, intramural sports and interest clubs. In short, WCCC prepares students for employment or continued education, but along the way, the whole person is allowed to grow and flourish in an environment unlike any other in the state of Maine. Our small classes, modern facilities, hands-on approach, and commitment to excellence will provide you with an opportunity to obtain a quality education that will serve you long after you graduate.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Washington County Community College is Eastern Maine Community College (75.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,446 per year for in-state students and $8,686 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $9,890 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maine community colleges have a diversity score of 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maine is Central Maine Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.