Washington County Community College was recently named one of the top 150 community colleges in the United States for its commitment to student success and educational excellence. Along with Maine’s six other community colleges, WCCC offers the lowest tuition and fees of any institution in New England. The college currently enrolls approximately 450 students in its one-year certificate and two-year degree programs. Students prepare for direct employment through the college’s programs in occupational fields of study. Others start at WCCC with the intention of transferring on to a four-year degree. About a third of all students live on campus where they are able to take advantage of the college’s proximity to some of the most spectacular natural resources in the Northeast. The college was founded in 1969 as Washington County Vocational Technical Institute, and in 1989, became Washington County Technical College. In 2003, the Maine Technical College System became the Maine Community College System, and WCTC became Washington County Community College in recognition of our expanded mission in serving the people of Washington County and Maine.