Washington County Community College

School Highlights
  • Washington County Community College serves 491 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 14%.
  • Washington County Community College is the only community colleges within Washington County, ME.
  • The nearest community college to Washington County Community College is Eastern Maine Community College (75.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Washington County Community College(ME) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty33 staff40 staff
Washington County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Washington County Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Washington County Community College diversity score of 0.39 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 70% over five years.
Total Enrollment491 students1,107 students
Washington County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:124:1
Washington County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students249 students421 students
Washington County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students242 students686 students
Washington County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Washington County Community College Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Washington County Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Washington County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Washington County Community College Asian (2014-2016)
% Hispanic
Washington County Community College Hispanic (2009-2013)
% Black
Washington County Community College Black (2009-2016)
% White
Washington County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Washington County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.390.26
Washington County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Washington County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,800$33,900
Washington County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,630 is less than the state average of $4,123. 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 $7,746. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,630$4,123
Washington County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,058$7,746
Washington County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%90%
Washington County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$12,000
Washington County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
Washington County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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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.