Washington County Community College

One College Drive, Calais, ME

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Washington County Community College is one of the seven community colleges mandated by the Maine Community College. The campus is 400 acres wide with modern classrooms, labs and buildings located in Calais, a rural area within the boundaries of the United States and Canada.

Offering 24 programs of study at the associate degree, diploma and certificate levels, WCCC caters to students who wish to pursue a career after graduation, as well as to those who aspire to continue studying in another college or university. This school also offers online courses for students who prefer distance education with a more flexible schedule.

WCCC aims to equip vocational students with the necessary general knowledge and technical skills to jumpstart a career in various fields. On the other hand, the school’s Liberal Studies program provides students the opportunity to earn two years baccalaureate credential as groundwork for higher education. This program is offered with a flexible schedule during the day, in the evening and even online.Upon finishing the program, WCCC assist students in transferring to several four-year institutions of choice across the state with the AdvantageU partnership agreement.

In support of the student’s welfare, WCCCTrio Student Support Services offers tutoring, advising and counseling services to guide students in their journey to finishing their courses and determining their career path.

With its commitment to providing quality academic foundation, WCCC was recognized as one of the top Community Colleges in the U.S. in 2013. This college is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

WCCC Admission http://www.wccc.me.edu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=36&Itemid=370

WCCC Programs of Study http://www.wccc.me.edu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=949&Itemid=486

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,700-$3,200
    • Out-of-State: $5,400-$6,480
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $90-$110 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $180-$220 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$4,288
Receiving Student Loans55%$2,234

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 35%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Washington County Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Maine.

 Washington County Community CollegeWashingtonMaine
Graduation Rate35.1%-27.2%
Transfer-out Rate14.9%-14.2%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Washington County Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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