Eastern Maine Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,880
2022 Average Net Price
$9,357
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.05%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,376
39.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20.8%
74 Graduates

About

Eastern Maine Community College is a higher education institution located in Penobscot County, ME. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Eastern Maine Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (38 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (38 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees).

In 2022, 365 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Maine Community College. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (335 degrees), 41.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Maine Community College is $2,880, which is $−5,232 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Maine Community College is $2,880, which is $−5,232 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,357.

In 2022, 47% of undergraduate students attending Eastern Maine Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,880
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Eastern Maine Community College was $2,880. The cost of tuition at Eastern Maine Community College is $−5,232 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,357
2022 Value
13.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Eastern Maine Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,357. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Eastern Maine Community College grew by 13.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,231
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Maine Community College was of $7,231 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Eastern Maine Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 36.5% with respect to 2021, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.05%
2019 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Maine Community College was 5.05%, which represents 28 out of the 555 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Eastern Maine Community College had a total enrollment of 2,376 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Maine Community College is 933 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,443. This means that 39.3% of students enrolled at Eastern Maine Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Maine Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.9% White, 2.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 1.64% Black or African American, 1.18% Asian, 1.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0421% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Maine Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (45.9%), followed by White Female (40.6%) and Two or More Races Female (2.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Maine Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,376 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Maine Community College is 933 and the part-time enrollment is 1,443. This means that 39.3% of students enrolled at Eastern Maine Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Eastern Maine Community College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Eastern Maine Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,969 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    67 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    65 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Eastern Maine Community College is 82.9% White, 2.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 1.64% Black or African American, 1.18% Asian, 1.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0421% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 167 students (7.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 63 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Maine Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Eastern Maine Community College is white (335 degrees awarded). There were 41.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (8 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Eastern Maine Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (38 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (38 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern Maine Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Precision Production (26 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Maine Community College are Registered nurses (1,413,312 people), Software developers (542,203 people), Other managers (193,304 people), Social workers, all other (177,382 people), and Medical & health services managers (170,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Maine Community College in 2022 are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Precision Production (26 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Maine Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Eastern Maine Community College are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Precision Production (26 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Maine Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,588,013 people), Computer Systems Design (580,420 people), Elementary & secondary schools (349,144 people), Outpatient care centers (295,708 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (239,522 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Maine Community College are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Precision Production (26 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Eastern Maine Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Eastern Maine Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

151
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
214
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 151 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Maine Community College, which is 0.706 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (214).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Maine Community College in Welding Technology, which is 6 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Maine Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 11.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Eastern Maine Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Eastern Maine Community College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    335 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Maine Community College is white (335 degrees awarded). There were 41.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (8 degrees).

0.822% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    197 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Eastern Maine Community College is white female (197 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (138 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Maine Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−16.6%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Eastern Maine Community College had a total salary expenditure of 21.9M. Eastern Maine Community College employs 59 Instructors. Most academics at Eastern Maine Community College are Male Instructor (31), and Female Instructor (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Maine Community College are: Management, with 19 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 9 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees.

Endowment

$1.7M
2022 Endowment
4.04%
decline from 2021

Eastern Maine Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Maine Community College declined 4.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.51M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.49M
2022 Salaries
1.92%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Eastern Maine Community College paid a median of $8.49M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($21.9M) and a 1.92% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.7M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2022, Eastern Maine Community College paid a total of $3.7M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Maine Community College was Instructor with 59 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Maine Community College were Management with 19 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Maine Community College was Male Instructor with 31 employees, and Female Instructor with 28 employees.

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