Washington County Community College
- The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Washington County Community College||(ME) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||33 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||491 students||1,107 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1||24:1|
|# Full-Time Students||249 students||421 students|
|# Part-Time Students||242 students||686 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||150||193|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$27,800||$33,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Washington County Community College is Eastern Maine Community College (75.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,613 students | 75.80 Mi354 Hogan Rd
Bangor,  ME  04401
- 443 students | 78.10 Mi1 College Circle
Bangor,  ME  04401
- 429 students | 78.70 Mi99 Farm Road
Bangor,  ME  04401
- 880 students | 110.30 Mi33 Edgemont Dr
Presque Isle,  ME  04769
- 2,401 students | 121.40 Mi92 Western Ave
Fairfield,  ME  04937
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.