About MCCS

MCCS 2014-2015 Fact Sheet

Our students

  • Students enrolled in courses 18,160  (fall 2014)
  • Percent Maine residents: 93%
  • Average age of students: 27
  • Gender: 48% male/52% female
  • Percent who enroll part time: 59%
  • Percent enrolling directly from high school: 40%
  • Percent with some prior college: 34%
  • Percent of full-time students who receive financial aid: 82%
  • Number of students who reside on campus: 1,200
  • Percent of students who commute: over 90%

Our alumni

  • Percent of employed graduates working in Maine: 92%
  • 42% of MCCS graduates in the classes of 2009, 2010, and 2011 pursued further education at over 223 different colleges and universities.
  • 40% of those transfers (1,115) enrolled in the University of Maine System.
  • Number of nurses and allied health professionals who graduated from an MCCS in 2013: 714

Tuition and fees

  • Cost per credit hour: $90
  • Average cost of tuition and fees for a year of full-time study: $3,400
  • Affordability of Maine’s community colleges compared to all colleges and universities in New England (as measured by cost of tuition and fees): 1

Our colleges and programs

  • Percent of residents who live within 25 miles of a Maine community college: 92%
  • Number of program options:  nearly 300
  • Percent of programs that are the only ones of their kind in the state: 85%