Community Colleges in Maine

The 2023 Directory of Maine Community Colleges and Costs

Maine Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Maine?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Maine was $6,445 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $275 from the 2019-2020 average of $6,170 and represents a 4.46% annual increase. The list of Maine community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 7 community colleges and universities in Maine, the most popular being Southern Maine Community College with 1,779 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $2,880. Central Maine Community College is the most expensive community school in Maine with an in-state tuition of $2,880.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Maine colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Maine or cheap Maine colleges guide.

<Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Maine Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Central Maine Community College

Auburn, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Eastern Maine Community College

Bangor, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
Washington County Community College

Calais, Maine

$2,880 NA NA
York County Community College

Wells, Maine

$2,880 NA NA