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IPEDS ID: 161581
OPE ID: 00923100
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Washington County Community College
One College Drive, Calais, Maine 04619
General information:  (207) 454-1000
Website:  www.wccc.me.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  478 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Small
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
13%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty2211
Instructional2211
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$3,514$3,503$3,503$3,5802.2%
Out-of-state$6,824$6,978$6,760$6,9603.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,500$1,500$1,000-33.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,350$5,350$5,406$5,200-3.8%
Other$1,668$1,668$1,668$1,6680.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,040$5,040$5,406$5,400-0.1%
Other$1,668$1,668$1,668$1,6680.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,306$2,306$2,306$2,63814.4%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$11,532$12,021$12,077$11,448-5.2%
Off Campus$11,222$11,711$12,077$11,648-3.6%
Off Campus with Family$6,820$7,309$7,309$7,218-1.2%
Out-of-state
On Campus$14,842$15,496$15,334$14,828-3.3%
Off Campus$14,532$15,186$15,334$15,028-2.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,130$10,784$10,566$10,5980.3%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1116100%————
Grant or scholarship aid116100%$438,642$3,781
Federal grants10288%$335,570$3,290
Pell grants7968%$330,520$4,184
Other federal grants2320%$5,050$220
State/local government grant or scholarships4741%$63,822$1,358
Institutional grants or scholarships5951%$39,250$665
Student loan aid11498%$247,603$2,172
Federal student loans11498%$247,603$2,172
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid141094%$2,862,874$6,983
Pell grants30370%$1,282,210$4,232
Federal student loans16738%$703,810$4,214
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$6,417$6,946$7,392
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,443$5,573$4,434
$30,001 – $48,000$6,625$7,752$8,173
$48,001 – $75,000$9,140$9,418$9,794
$75,001 – $110,000$9,608$10,085$10,673
$110,001 and more$10,444$10,885$10,973
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)478
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment4
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 62%
Part-time: 38%Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 10%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 27%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 60%
25 and over: 40%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $20
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 53%
Part-time students: 23%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 89 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 35%
Transfer-out rate: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 20%
White: 40%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Within "Normal time" for the program: 36%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 44%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-10
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies5-
Category total510
Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General5-
Electrician8-
Plumbing Technology/Plumber1-
Category total14-
Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide02
Category total02
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development15
Category total15
Health Professions and Related Programs
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary10-
Medical/Clinical Assistant-12
Category total1012
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-7
Category total-7
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician73
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician5-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician11-
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician9-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other04
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician0-
Category total327
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-7
Category total-7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies00
Category total00
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other1-
Category total1-
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder7-
Category total7-
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-0
Category total-0
Transportation and Materials Moving
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation2-
Category total2-
Grand total7250
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education3/24/2004 -  Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions(!)7/1/1976 - 4/24/2004Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary120
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary120
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate20.5%12.7%
Number in default1611
Number in repayment7886
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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