About MCCS

Our students

  • Students enrolled in courses: 17,327  (fall 2019)
  • Percent Maine residents: 94%
  • Percent who enroll part time: 65%
  • More than half of students report working more than  20 hours a week.
  • Percent of full-time, degree-seeking students who receive financial aid: 74%

Our alumni

  • Percent of employed 2016 graduates working in Maine or continuing their education: 90%
  • Percent of employed graduates who take a state or national licensure exam are successful in earning the certification they need to work in their chosen field: 94%
  • Students who graduated from a Maine Community College in 2016 and worked full time in 2017 earned a median first-year wage of approximately $39,900.

Tuition and fees

  • Cost per credit hour: $96 (Fall 2020)
  • Average cost of tuition and fees for a year of full-time study: $3,700
  • Maine’s community colleges offer the lowest tuition in New England.

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: over 75%