2020 Best Online Community Colleges in Maine
Students in Maine can earn an online associate degree or certificate from these four community colleges. They are all part of the Maine Community College System, so they all have the same affordable cost per credit - just $94 per hour. York County Community College is ranked #2, and offers nine different online associate degrees, more than any other school on this list. Students can earn an AAS in Accounting, and an AAS in Criminal Justice, and an AA in Information Technology among other degrees.
2020 Online Community Colleges in Maine - Ranking Details
For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.
Overview of the Maine Community College System
The Maine Community College System is comprised of seven institutions with a total enrollment of 6,612 students. Nearly 300 degree and certificate programs are offered. All colleges in the system offer online courses, and four of the colleges offer degree programs that are completely online.
Study-abroad programs are available with a variety of locations. Students can study for a semester at Cork Institute of Technology in Cork, Ireland, one of the 11 community colleges in New Brunswick, Canada, or take a five-week intensive study program at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Maine does not have a free community college program, and the average funding per full-time student for all schools in the state—including state appropriations, local appropriations, and government grants and contracts—is $10,399.29.
Applicants may be admitted to a Maine community college if they have a high school diploma or equivalency, took the SAT in high school (or completed the Accuplacer placement test) and have proof of immunization.
The Maine Community College System’s mission is to answer the educational and career needs of the citizens of Maine by providing associate degrees, certificates and diploma programs. The primary objectives of all seven institutions are to facilitate a workforce that is competent, flexible, and well educated, and to promote and contribute to a healthy economy and robust economic development throughout the state.
- Admissions, Tuition, Aid. Maine's Community Colleges. Accessed April 3, 2019. https://www.mccs.me.edu/admissions-tuition-aid/admissions/requirements/.