Washington County Community College

Overview of Washington County Community College

Calais, ME is home to Washington County Community College. Calais is a rural area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Washington County Community College go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. The range of program offerings available from Washington County Community College is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in construction trades, family and social work, mechanics and repair.

Washington County Community College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Washington County Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

The school has 370 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Washington County Community College are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Washington County Community College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Washington County Community College

Washington County Community College
One College Drive
Calais , ME 04619
General Phone: (207) 454-1000

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Washington County Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair32computer repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, marine mechanic, mechanic and repair
Construction Trades20electrician, plumbing
Medical Administration16medical secretary
Liberal Arts16general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology15medical assistant
Transportation12construction equipment operation
Production Trades11welding
Business and Management10business management, entrepreneurship, management information systems
Family and Social Work6child development
Education and Teaching4teacher aide
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3parks and recreation studies, dietitian assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts2restaurant and catering management, culinary arts services
Computer Science and Engineering0computer programming
Medicine0health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Washington County Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree5814
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8920

Washington County Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Washington County Community College had a total enrollment of 370 students (350 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 0%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 9%
Unknown 40%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 39%
20-21 14%
22-24 9%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%

Washington County Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 19 %

Washington County Community College Room and Board (2007)

Washington County Community College offers campus housing for 170 of its 350 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Calais, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Washington County Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,436
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,250
Room and board $ 4,780
Room charge $ 7,200
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,668

Financial Aid:
Washington County Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 923100)

Washington County Community College Faculty

Washington County Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year13$54,4517$46,375
All faculty totalacademic year13$54,4517$46,375

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Washington County Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems and Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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Washington County Community College Highlights

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What Sets Washington County Community College Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%Washington County Community College Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 8%Washington County Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Washington County Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Washington County Community College % of degrees in construction trades
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Washington County Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Washington County Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Washington County Community College % of degrees in family and social work
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Washington County Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Washington County Community College % students 40 years or older

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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