Allegany College of Maryland

12401 Willowbrook Rd SE
Cumberland, MD 21502-2596
Tel: (301)784-5000
3,227 students
Public institution
  • 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.
School Highlights
Allegany College of Maryland serves 3,227 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Allegany College of Maryland is the only community colleges within Allegany County, MD.
The nearest community college is Potomac State College of West Virginia University (19.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 164 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Allegany College of Maryland (MD) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 164 staff 152 staff
Allegany College of Maryland Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,227 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,227 students 3,104 students
Allegany College of Maryland Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 25:1
Allegany College of Maryland Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,661 students 1,174 students
Allegany College of Maryland Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,566 students 2,293 students
Allegany College of Maryland Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Allegany College of Maryland Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 236 176
% Asian
1%
6%
Allegany College of Maryland Asian (2006-2014)
% Black
3%
27%
Allegany College of Maryland Black (2006-2014)
% White
92%
52%
Allegany College of Maryland White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Allegany College of Maryland More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
4%
Allegany College of Maryland Non Resident (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
2%
Allegany College of Maryland Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.15 0.65
Allegany College of Maryland Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $6,118 is more than the state average of $6,002. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,288 is less than the state average of $7,352. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,118 $6,002
Allegany College of Maryland In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,288 $7,352
Allegany College of Maryland Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 78%
Allegany College of Maryland % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Allegany College of Maryland was founded in August of 1961 by a resolution passed by the Allegany County Board of Education and approved by the Allegany County Commissioners. The College, which now has separate governance under a Board of Trustees, is an example of the rapid growth in the development of Maryland's community college system. Allegany College of Maryland was established to provide low-cost, high quality, higher education for the residents of the area. Its accessibility to the county's center of population permits students to live at home, thus saving a substantial part of out-of-pocket costs for a college education. The 316-acre campus includes thirteen buildings, which provide modern facilities for over 3,000 full-time and part time students. Facilities and equipment are consistent with and designed to maintain the high academic standards of the College. In addition to the Library, Humanities, and Science buildings, there is a College Center which houses the student lounge, dining facilities, a 400-seat theatre, Admissions and Registration, Financial Aid, Institutional Research, and the Business Office. The campus also includes a Physical Education Building, which houses a large gymnasium and indoor swimming pool. The Technologies building houses instructional and laboratory facilities for several of the career technology programs in addition to the Computer Center and the Distance Learning and Media Center. The Continuing Education building houses classrooms and meeting rooms for conferences, workshops, and seminars. All of the College's credit and non-credit health programs are centrally located in the Allied Health Building. The Automotive Technology building houses the Automotive Technology program. Behind the Automotive building are the services building, the welding lab building, and a storage facility. The Advancement/College Store houses information services, public relations, the advancement office, and bookstore. Although heavy emphasis was placed on liberal arts transfer programs in the College's early development, in recent years the College has developed highly specialized curricula, including those in the technological and pre-professional areas, as career programs to satisfy identified needs of the region. Ever cognizant of its responsibility to an industrial area pocketed in Appalachian Western Maryland, Allegany College of Maryland has accepted a mission to make tangible contributions through higher education to the economic and cultural growth of the area. Through its Board of Trustees, the College presents a dimension of learning that prepares men and women for the excitement and satisfaction of creative lives. Allegany College of Maryland is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,002 per year for in-state students and $7,352 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,895 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.