York County Community College, located in Wells, Maine, was founded in 1994 through the approval of the Maine Legislature which had put forth a study to gauge the need of a postsecondary institution in York County. Originally established as the York County Technical College, the school opened to the public in 1995 to an enrollment of 156 students. Today the school enroll over 2000 students annually and has since its founding been updating and adding programs and facilities to meet the demand of current and future students and to keep pace with expected growth in enrollment. YCCC is one of the seven schools that comprise the Maine Community College System.
Students may choose from a variety of programs that assist in career training or allow for academic transfer. Career training programs help develop skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional in a given field. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree which assists those seeking employment at the entry level.
Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at YCCC, after which the student may apply for transfer to a four year institution to continue their education, completing their final two years and earn a bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
York County Community College is a public two year institution that utilizes an open enrollment policy. As a result the requirements for admission are minimal, allowing any interested individual to enroll by applying and paying incurred fees. Students should also supply test scores, transcripts, and take a placement exam if deemed necessary. Financial aid must be applied for prior to each academic year. Aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is applied for through the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$4,532|
|Receiving Student Loans||25%||$3,876|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, York County Community College may offer services to students including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Maine, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|York County Community College||York County||Maine|
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 York 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
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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