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.
- Enrollment: 403 students
- In-state tuition: $3,630
- Out-state tuition: $7,058
- Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
- Minority enrollment: 22%
- Source: Verified school update
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
- 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.