About Us

Welcome to University College at Ellsworth

The Hancock County Higher Education Center offers local access to the courses and programs of Maine’s seven public universities and Eastern Maine Community College.  Together, these institutions bring a variety of higher education opportunities to Hancock County. Students can choose from hundreds of courses each semester and from degree and certificate programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels.

Each semester more than 500 students participate in the courses and programs of Maine’s public universities and Eastern Maine Community College at the center. The center offers academic advising, tutoring, study skills workshops, computer access, library services and other services to support beginning and advance learners.

  • UC Ellsworth has served the downeast area for more than 20 years
  • We provide local access to more than 30 full degree and certificate programs
  • We offer small class size, personalized services, tutoring in math and writing, Osher scholarships
  • Onsite, choose from university and community college courses offered each fall and spring semester, morning, afternoon and evening on-site
  • 500+ courses offered online, via ITV or videoconferencing


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