Community Colleges in Maryland


Colleges

List of Top Community Colleges in Maryland

(A) Allegany College of Maryland

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.allegany.edu
No. of Students : 14,000
Contact No : (301)784-5005

PROFILE:

Allegany College of Maryland is a lifelong learning community dedicated to excellence in education and responsive to the changing needs of the communities we serve. Our focus is the preparation of individuals in mind, body, and spirit for lives of fulfillment, leadership, and service in a diverse and global society. We are committed to engaging students in rich and challenging learning opportunities within a small college atmosphere that is known for its personal touch.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Division of Business and Technologies
Division of Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Division of HumanitiesDivision of Forestry, Math, and Science
Division of Allied Health and WellnessDistance Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Bedford County Campus – 18 N. River Lane, Everett, PA 15537|
Cumberland Campus – 12401 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD 21502
Somerset County Campus – 6022 Glades Pike, Suite 100, Somerset, PA

ADMISSIONS:

Generally, students are admitted who have been graduated from a high school accredited either by its own state department of education or by a regional accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Office of Education, or who have received a high school equivalency certificate or high school equivalency diploma issued by the state.

FINANCIAL AID:

Allegany College of Maryland’s Financial Aid Office assists prospective students in finding the financial means to allow them to fully participate in the educational experience at ACM.

(B) Anne Arundel Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1961
Website : www.aacc.edu
No. of Students : 50,000
Contact No : (410)777-7432

PROFILE:

Anne Arundel Community College has built a tradition of more than 50 years of bringing innovation and excellence to the community. With 225 programs and more than 3,500 courses, it’s easy to find your passion in our credit offerings, enhance your career through professional and workforce training or challenge yourself to do something new in our personal enrichment classes.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Addiction Counseling
Advertising/Marketing
Aging Studies
Alternative and Sustainable Energy
American Studies
Architecture
Art History /Museum Education
Astronomy
Biology
Bookkeeper
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Network Management & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012-1895

ADMISSIONS:

To enroll in AACC credit courses that lead toward a degree or certificate, you first need to apply to the college, just as you would a four-year school. Their application is pretty easy to follow. There is no essay; you simply apply online. Once you apply, the review and approval process takes just a matter of days. You will automatically receive an AACC ID and access to MyAACC (your online student account.) You will need this information each step of the way in the enrollment process.

FINANCIAL AID:

AACC believes no qualified student should be restricted from attempting college because of limited financial resources. Grants, scholarships, loans and work study programs are available to eligible students who are enrolled in eligible degree or certificate programs. Payment plans are also available to all students. To help you get started and explore your options, specialists in AACC’s Financial Aid Office are happy to help you. See list of local High School Financial Aid Presentations.

(C) Baltimore City Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.bccc.edu
Contact No : (410)462-8300

PROFILE:

Serving primarily the residents and the business community of Baltimore, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a State-sponsored, urban, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with one main campus and satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities at all levels to the citizens of Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and other countries. By attending BCCC, students receive the quality education and training necessary to obtain good jobs; transfer to four year institutions; upgrade skills; or, acquire new ones to be competitive in the global marketplace.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academics at BCCC comprises a variety of student-centered learning options that meet the diverse needs of the community. BCCC offers 28 Associate degree and 13 Certificate programs in technology, business, engineering, health care, hospitality, teacher education and other fields, enabling you to transfer to a four-year college or university, or get retraining at work. We — the faculty, administration and staff at BCCC — are working to serve you.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

2901 Liberty Heights Avenue • Baltimore, MD 21215-7807

ADMISSIONS:

Baltimore City Community College has an open admissions policy. All high school graduates and holders of high school equivalency diplomas or certificates are eligible for admission. Adults not holding a high school diploma or equivalency GED diploma become eligible for degree and certificate programs after successfully completing 15 college-level credits.

FINANCIAL AID:

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is dedicated to helping students and their families remove the financial barriers that might discourage students from attending college. BCCC participates in most major Federal and State programs. In addition, BCCC has different institutional scholarships, as well as a variety of Foundation scholarships. See scholarship resources.

(D) Carroll Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1976
Website : www.carrollcc.edu
Contact No : (410)386-8000

PROFILE:

Carroll Community College is a public, open admissions, associate-degree-granting college serving Carroll County, MD with baccalaureate preparation programs, career education, workforce and business development, and personal and cultural enrichment opportunities. As a vibrant, learner-centered community, the college engages students as active learners, prepares them for an increasingly diverse and changing world, and encourages their lifelong learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Degrees and Programs of Study

Allied Health
Mid-Maryland Allied Health Care Education Consortium
Business & Information Technologies
Engineering
Fine & Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Teacher Education
Transfer Programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157

(E) Cecil College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.cecil.edu
Contact No : (410)287-1000

PROFILE:

Cecil College is a comprehensive, open admission, learner-centered institution providing career, transfer and continuing education coursework and programs. Their more than 100 degree and certificate offerings anticipate and meet the dynamic intellectual, cultural and economic development challenges of Cecil County and the surrounding region

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

As a student at Cecil College, you will have a wide range of academic opportunities. Whether you are seeking a certificate, 2-year degree, 4-year degree or are simply interested in taking courses of a particular interest to you, Cecil College is your pathway to success.

Anthropology
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Engineering
English
Environmental Science
Equine Studies & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East, Maryland 21901

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial aid programs are designed to assist qualified students in meeting their college-related expenses. There are several sources of financial aid programs students may qualify for. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine eligibility for the following: Federal Grants, State Grants, Federal Direct Loans, Work-Study

(F) Chesapeake College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.chesapeake.edu
Contact No : (410)822-5400

PROFILE:

Chesapeake College’s core commitment is to prepare students from diverse communities to excel in further education and employment in a global society. They put students first, offering transformative educational experiences. Their programs and services are comprehensive, responsive and affordable. The college is a catalyst for regional economic development and sustainability and a center for personal enrichment and the arts.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting/Business
Agriculture & Environmental Studies
Computer Studies
Cooperative Education
Criminal Justice
Engineering Technology
Health Professions
Hotel/Restaurant Management
Paralegal Professions
Technical/Professional Studies so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Chesapeake College, P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679

ADMISSIONS:

Perhaps you would like to complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree before transferring to a four-year college. Maybe success is achieving an associate’s degree or a certificate that will enable you to start your career right after graduation. Or perhaps it is taking a few courses that will lead to a new job or promotion. Whatever your goal, you’ve chosen Chesapeake and it’s a great place to start!

FINANCIAL AID:

Financing your education is one of the most important life decisions you and your family face. The Financial Aid Office at Chesapeake College is prepared to assist you in the process of securing the resources necessary to afford your college education.

(G) College of Southern Maryland

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1958
Website : www.csmd.edu
Contact No : (301)934-2251

PROFILE:

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a public, regional community college with a far-reaching mission — to help our students and community meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes. CSM is a thriving, progressive, and technologically advanced college that delivers quality higher education programs and services. The college is committed to offering a wide variety of learning options, student services, and high-quality workforce development training and support. That commitment is reflected in those we serve. More than 60 percent of tri-county residents who attend higher education institutions come to CSM.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Division of Academic Affairs
Biological and Physical Sciences
Business and Technology
Integrative Learning Center
Communication, Arts, and Humanities
Distance Learning and Faculty Development
Health Sciences
Languages and Literature
Mathematics, Physics and Engineering
Social Sciences and Public Services

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, PO Box 910, La Plata, MD 20646-0910

ADMISSIONS:

There’s a special sense of community when you walk on to any one of their campuses. At the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), they want you to feel like you belong. The professors, advisors, and staff take the time to get to know you. And, you will have the opportunity to get to know others and build relationships here.

FINANCIAL AID:

CSM Student Services is here to help you reach your academic goals and to enhance your personal development. Take advantage of our knowledgeable staff, valuable resources, and events to realize your full potential in the classroom and in your career.

(H) Frederick Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.frederick.edu
No. of Students : 17,000
Contact No : (301)846-2400

PROFILE:

With teaching and learning as their primary focus, FCC prepares an increasingly diverse student body to complete their goals of workforce preparation, transfer, career development and personal enrichment with quality, innovative lifelong learning. In traditional and alternative learning environments, they anticipate and respond to the needs of their local, regional and global communities.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

FCC is the area’s leader in workforce training – whether for credit classes that lead to an associate degree or a transfer bachelor’s program, or continuing education certifications or programs. We have career programs that will put you in the marketplace in one to three years.

Allied Health & Wellness
Computing & Business Technology
Communications, Humanities & Arts
Math
Nursing
Science
Social Science

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

FINANCIAL AID:

Traditional planning for college expenses starts with estimating tuition and how much to save each month to pay for schooling. However, tuition and fees are only one part of the cost of going to college. Other expenses associated with going to college include transportation, books, school supplies, computer/computer accessories, meals, child care, personal items, and entertainment.

(I) Garrett College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.garrettcollege.edu
No. of Students : 4,000
Contact No : (301)387-3000

PROFILE:

Garrett College provides accessible, quality education in a supportive environment to a diverse student population. They offer associate degrees and certificate programs as well as continuing education to meet the transfer, career, workforce development, and lifelong learning needs of their students and the community. They are committed to the ongoing development of engaging, innovative, and sustainable curricula, programs, and initiatives that are responsive to a changing world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Garrett programs lead to Associate in Arts (A.A.) Associate of Science in Engineering (A.S.E.), and Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degrees, the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, and a variety of credit and non-credit certificate programs.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Garrett College, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, Maryland 21541

ADMISSIONS:

As an open-admission institution, Garrett College grants admission to all students regardless of immigration status.

(J) Hagerstown Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1946
Website : www.hagerstowncc.edu
Contact No : (240)500-2000

PROFILE:

HCC is a state and county supported comprehensive community college. Its central purpose is to offer a diverse array of courses and programs designed to address the curricular functions of university transfer, career entry or advancement, adult basic skills enhancement, general and continuing education, as well as student and community service. It is part of the College’s mission to promote and deliver educational excellence within a learning community environment and to foster regional economic and cultural development through community service and collaboration. The College is charged to provide high quality education at a reasonable cost to meet the post-secondary educational needs of the citizens of Washington County and the surrounding region.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Behavioral & Social Sciences/Business Division
Developmental Education & Adult Literacy Services
English & Humanities Division
Health Sciences Division
Mathematics & Science Division
Nursing Division
Physical Education & Leisure Studies Division
Technology & Computer Studies Division
Truck Driver Training

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Hagerstown, Maryland, 21742, 240-500-2000

ADMISSIONS:

HCC is a great place to start. Students choose HCC to get short-term career training, update skills, or get a solid start toward a four-year degree.

FINANCIAL AID:

HCC Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) administers and coordinates federal, state, foundation, and other external financial aid. There are many forms of financial aid available at HCC such as: grants, scholarships, loans, and work study.

(K) Harford Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1957
Website : www.harford.edu
No. of Students : 12,500
Contact No : (443)412-2000

PROFILE:

Harford Community College provides accessible, innovative, learner-centered educational opportunities. As an open-access institution, the College promotes graduation, transfer, individual goal attainment, and career and workforce development. The College fosters lifelong learning, global awareness, and social and cultural enrichment.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Harford Community College is a dynamic, open-access institution that provides high quality educational experiences for the community. The College promotes lifelong learning, workforce development, and social and cultural enrichment, all at a tremendous value.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions Office promotes and supports the mission and vision of a community college education, by representing the college at public events, local business, agency and community locations, and by regularly visiting high schools wtihin the Harford County Public School system.

FINANCIAL AID:

Harford Community College’s Financial Aid Office provides assistance and counseling to students seeking financial aid. Assistance is available through grants, scholarships, loans and student employment.

(L) Howard Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.howardcc.edu
No. of Students : 14,000
Contact No : (443)518-1000

PROFILE:

At HCC, students pursue a variety of educational goals. They may be getting a 2-year college degree, starting a 4-year degree at HCC and transferring elsewhere, entering a new career, sharpening job skills, or pursuing personal interests.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Arts and Humanities
Business and Computer Systems
Continuing Education (Noncredit)
English and World Languages
Health Sciences
Mathematics
Science, Engineering, and Technology
Social Sciences/Teacher Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044

ADMISSIONS:

All students applying for admission to Howard Community College (HCC) are required to provide specific information whether they are applying for standard admission, selective and competitive admission, or readmission. Selective and competitive programs may require additional information. While an open access institution, HCC reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission to individuals who pose a current or future safety risk to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. All applicants must agree to comply with the college’s policies and procedures and the student code of conduct.

(M) Prince George’s Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1958
Website : www.pgcc.edu
No. of Students : 40,000
Contact No : (301)336-6000

PROFILE:

Prince George’s Community College is the number one choice of Prince George’s County residents for an undergraduate education and the leading institution in training and preparing employees for the county’s workforce. Among Prince George’s County high school graduates who go on to college, 50 percent choose to attend Prince George’s Community College.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Credit programs include all associate degrees, certificates and letters of recognition (LOR). The college offers four degree and career programs: Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.).

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

301 Largo Rd., Largo, MD 20774-2199

FINANCIAL AID:

Enhance your opportunity to succeed at Prince George’s Community College with The Owl Success Track! Attending the New Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is the first step toward your academic success. SOAR is a one-stop opportunity to learn about services and resources available at Prince George’s Community College, become familiar with college policies and procedures, and get the inside “scoop” on the institution.

(N) Wor-Wic Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1975
Website : www.worwic.edu
Contact No : (410)334-2800

PROFILE:

Wor-Wic is a comprehensive community college that enhances local economic growth by addressing the educational, training and workforce development requirements of the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. The college serves the unique needs of a diverse student body through its educational offerings and comprehensive support services designed to facilitate student goal completion. The college provides affordable, high quality instruction for postsecondary credit programs and continuing education in a technology-driven environment. Wor-Wic ensures academic excellence and institutional effectiveness through assessment and continuous improvement.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Arts and Humanities
Business
Criminal Justice
Emergency Medical Services
Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Management
Human Services
Mathematics and Science
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Radiologic Technology
Technology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804

ADMISSIONS:

Admissions section includes admissions and readmissions policies, information concerning acceptance and transfer of credits into Wor-Wic, a schedule of tuition rates and fees, and procedures for payments and refunds.

FINANCIAL AID:

Wor-Wic offers a variety of financial aid opportunities, including federal programs such as grants, work-study and educational loans, state scholarships and a variety of local scholarships and loans.