- Most MCCS students are low- to moderate-income.
- Even with the lowest tuition in New England, 78% of full-time MCCS students receive some form of financial aid.
- Nearly one-third of MCCS students work more than 30 hours a week on top of going to school, and nearly one-third have children at home.
- For half of MCCS students, neither of their parents has earned a 2-year degree.
Every year Maine’s seven community colleges make if possible for thousands of Maine people to access a college education and build a brighter future–for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Over two-thirds of MCCS students enroll in programs designed to lead to immediate employment.
They are studying to become nurses, police officers, precision machinists, computer experts, and trades people.
Of those who go to work immediately after graduating, 92% enter the Maine workforce.
You can read about three of them here by clicking on their photos. Their stories will give you a better sense of why a gift to Maine’s community colleges really matters.