The College Community
The Maine College of Health Professions is a not-for-profit institution of higher education located in the industrial, urban community of Lewiston/ Auburn, Maine. With a population of approximately 58,900, Lewiston/Auburn (known as L-A) is the second largest metropolitan area in Maine.
L-A is situated on the revitalized Androscoggin River which provides a number of walking trails and parks. L-A has a rich French heritage as a result of the French Canadian immigrants who came to work in textile mills and shoe shops powered by the Androscoggin River in the late 1800s. More recently, Lewiston has seen the arrival of new residents, including an active Somali and Togolese population.
The College is close to shopping areas, theaters, public libraries, colleges, churches, and a lighted ski area. The College is located within an easy driving distance of the beautiful beaches of the coast and the mountains famous for their hiking and skiing facilities.
Students enrolled in the College are primarily residents of Maine with the largest percentage coming from Androscoggin, Oxford, and Cumberland counties. The typical student population is approximately 200 students comprised of men and women whose ages range from 18 – 55 years. Approximately 25% of the student population is first generation degree seekers.