About MCCS

Our students

  • Headcount enrollment: 18,198 (fall 2013)
  • Percent Maine residents: 93%
  • Average age of students: 27
  • Gender: 47% male/53% female
  • Percent who enroll part time: 57%
  • Percent enrolling directly from high school: 41%
  • Percent with some prior college: 33%
  • Percent of full-time students who receive financial aid: 82%
  • Number of students who reside on campus: 1,300
  • Percent of students who commute: over 90%

Our alumni

  • Percent of employed graduates working in Maine: 92%
  • Number of MCCS students who transferred on to the University of Maine System in 2013/14: over 700
  • Number of nurses and allied health professionals who graduated from an MCCS in 2012: 670

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%