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Taking your next step at one of Maine’s community colleges is a smart move. Go part-time or full-time. Live on campus or off. Choose from hundreds of programs or certificates. Join a sports team or a club. Train for a career or start a four-year college degree. It’s all up to you.

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Fast Facts:

About16,000students enrolled
More than 70%of students get at least some grant aid
$48 million awarded each year in grant aid
Nearly 50%of students get enough grant aid to cover all tuition and fees
Most popular programs:Healthcare, Business, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Trades
In addition to degree programs, we have free, short-term job training in high-demand fields

York County Community College:

  • Wells, 84-acre wooded campus
  • 632 students
  • 30+ programs of study
  • 7 different semester start times
  • Campus has culinary arts lab, corporate training room
  • Student government and clubs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Unique programs include gerontology and veterinary technology

Southern Maine Community College:

  • South Portland, spectacular 80-acre campus overlooking Casco Bay, with two beaches, a lighthouse, and a pier
  • 6,384 students
  • 45+ programs of study
  • Campus housing available
  • Athletic teams, student clubs, and activities
  • Workforce training
  • Unique programs include biotechnology, marine science, and communications & new media

SMCC – Brunswick:

  • The Midcoast Campus of SMCC is located in Brunswick and opened in 2011
  • Facilities include classrooms, laboratories, a  coed residence hall, and a state-of-the-art technology and engineering center
  • Services include academic support, study space, registration and financial aid

Central Maine Community College:

  • Auburn, 132-acre campus on the shores of Lake Auburn
  • 3,068 students
  • Apartment-style residential housing
  • Off-campus center in Damariscotta
  • 40+ programs
  • Student activities and clubs
  • Athletic teams and Esports
  • Unique programs include forensic science and justice studies

CMCC – South Paris:

  • Located in the Western Maine University & Community College Center, next door to Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
  • Services  include admissions, academic advising, transfer and placement, tutoring, test proctoring, quiet study space, laptop and internet use

CMCC – Damariscotta:

  • CMCC offers its entire nursing program at the LincolnHealth Education Center
  • Located at 66 Chapman St in Damariscotta
  • To enroll contact CMCC at 755-5273;

Kennebec Valley Community College:

  • 70-acre campus in Fairfield
  • Second campus in Hinckley, a 600-acre campus with farm and chapel
  • Satellite locations in Augusta and Rockland
  • 2,473 students
  • 35+ programs of study
  • New welding center opened in fall 2020
  • Unique programs include electrical lineworker technology and sustainable construction

KVCC – Hinkley:

  • The Harold Alfond campus of KVCC is located in Hinckley
  • The campus has an academic building, recreation center, chapel and a 120-acre farm

Eastern Maine Community College:

  • Bangor, 72-acre campus conveniently located
  • 2,396 students
  • 40+ programs of study
  • Campus housing available
  • Student clubs and activities
  • Off-campus centers in East Millinocket and Dover-Foxcroft
  • Unique programs include diesel, truck & heavy equipment and digital graphic design

EMCC – Dover-Foxcroft:

  • Located in the Penquis Higher Education Center
  • On-site and online courses offered, along with customized workforce training programs
  • Services include admissions and financial aid counseling, academic and career counseling and full-service library access

EMCC – East Millinocket:

  • Located at the Katahdin Higher Education Center
  • Classes are available, along with admissions and financial aid counseling, course registration and academic advising and tutoring
  • Onsite childcare is available

Washington County Community College:

  • Calais, 400-acre campus overlooking the St. Croix River, next to Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
  • 380 students
  • 25+ programs of study
  • Campus housing available
  • Students get free equipment rentals at WCCC’s Outdoor Adventure Center, including camping, fishing, boating, back country and winter equipment
  • Outdoor Adventure Center has a ropes course, rock-climbing wall, disc golf course and more
  • Small class sizes
  • Unique programs include conservation law enforcement and outdoor adventure recreation & tourism

Northern Maine Community College:

  • Presque Isle, 87-acre campus on the grounds of the former Presque Isle Air Force Base
  • 1,153 students
  • 30+ programs of study
  • Campus housing available
  • Student clubs and activities, including Esports
  • Newly renovated Reed Dining Commons
  • Off-campus center in Houlton
  • Unique programs include water treatment technology and wind power technology

NMCC – Houlton:

  • Located at Houlton Higher Education Center
  • Hosts NMCC classes in business, allied health, and liberal studies

Maine’s community colleges are:


Free for many. Affordable for all. Maine’s community colleges offer the lowest tuition and fees in New England. For half our students, grant aid covers the full cost of tuition and fees. For many, it covers significantly more. Recent high school graduates (Classes of 2020-23) qualify for free tuition at Maine’s community colleges with the new Free College Scholarship!

Success Oriented

What’s your idea of success? Maybe it’s getting a degree without ending up with unmanageable debt. Maybe it’s being able to try different classes to help you decide where you’re headed. There’s a lot of things success can be. We’ll help you reach yours.


You do you. Whether you’re not sure what you want to study, looking to save money before transferring to a four-year college, or want to be able to work and study at the same time, Maine’s community colleges can make it happen for you.


Students are like family at Maine’s community colleges. Small class sizes and one-to-one relationships with instructors and staff mean you’ll get the support you need to start your college career. So whether you’re searching for the right program or know where you want to go, we’ll be here to help.

Hear from Our Students

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“A lot of advisors helped by just being there and wanting me to succeed. I’m going to be the first generation in my family to have graduated college.”

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High School Students: Start Smart at Maine’s Community Colleges

Affordable. Flexible. Success-oriented. Supportive. Maine’s community colleges are all about helping you succeed—whether that means trying different programs, working towards a career, or transferring to a 4-year college. We’re here for you.


Adult Learner: Start Fresh at Maine’s Community Colleges

Whether you’re looking to get a degree for the first time, improve your skills, or change careers, Maine’s community colleges can help make it happen. Affordable. Flexible. Success-oriented. Supportive. That’s Maine’s community colleges.


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