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Central Maine Community College

Auburn, ME 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About Central Maine Community College

Central Maine Community College Overview

Central Maine Community College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Auburn, Maine. Central Maine Community College was founded in 1964 and now enrolls around 3,003 students per year year, including 3,003 undergrads. Central Maine Community College provides on-campus housing for up to 253 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. On the weekends, about 70% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

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2022 Central Maine Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $3,844
Out-of-State $6,724
Percent of Need Met 49%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,156

Is Central Maine Community College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Central Maine Community College offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Central Maine Community College

Central Maine Community College is not difficult to get into. Central Maine Community College admitted 86% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,080 students applied to Central Maine Community College and 1,784 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Maine Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Central Maine Community College, around 52% return for the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Central Maine Community College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Central Maine Community College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Central Maine Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Central Maine Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Central Maine Community College's endowment was $1.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Central Maine Community College spends about $5,422 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Central Maine Community College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Central Maine Community College meets 49% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,156 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Central Maine Community College.

Based on this information, is Central Maine Community College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Central Maine Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Central Maine Community College?

Central Maine Community College is located in the small town setting of Auburn, Maine.

If you are interested in seeing Central Maine Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Maine Turnpike (Interstate 95/495) to Auburn, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International Jetport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Central Maine Community College and Auburn are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1250 Turner Street Auburn, ME 04210-6498

Campus Setting: Small Town

Central Maine Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central Maine Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central Maine Community College is Continuous processing.

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Central Maine Community College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Central Maine Community College is like? There are approximately 3,003 students enrolled at Central Maine Community College. 30% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from ME and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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