York County Community College

112 College Drive
Wells, ME 04090-0000
Tel: (207)646-9282
  • The mission of York County Community College is to serve the citizens of York County by providing education to individuals leading to jobs, transfer opportunities, and self-fulfillment, training for business and industry to develop a highly qualified workforce, and participation in economic development initiatives for York County and the State of Maine.
School Highlights
  • York County Community College serves 1,699 students (31% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 14%.
  • York County Community College is the only community colleges within York County, ME.
  • The nearest community college is Great Bay Community College (19.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 91% over five years.
York 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 Faculty65 staff40 staff
York County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,699 has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 223% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,699 students1,107 students
York County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
York County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students529 students421 students
York County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,170 students686 students
York County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
York County Community College Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
York County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2016)
% Asian
York County Community College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
York County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
York County Community College Black (2009-2012)
% White
York County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
York County Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
York County Community College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
York County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.26
York County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
York County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,900$33,900
York County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,480 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 $6,180 is less than the state average of $7,746. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,480$4,123
York County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,180$7,746
York County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%90%
York County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,262$12,000
York County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,250$5,500
York County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • York County Technical College (YCTC) was created when the 116th State Legislature appropriated operational dollars to fund “An Act to Establish York County Technical College” in spring 1994. YCTC became the seventh technical college of the statewide Maine Technical College System (MCTS), which operates under the governance of its own board of trustees. On July 1, 2003 York County Technical College along with the rest of the Maine Technical College System became a comprehensive Community College, known thereafter as York County Community College (YCCC). York County Community College is located at 112 College Drive in Wells, Maine. The two-story 77,000 square foot building sits on 84 wooded acres of land. The campus is accessible from Route 1, Route 109 and the Maine Turnpike, Exit 19. College Drive is located off of Chapel Road. York County Community College offers numerous programs of study. They include Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Arts (AA) degrees and a wide variety of certificates. All programs of study include courses in the technical areas and General Education. The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are designed to permit the student to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. York County Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

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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.