Frederick Community College

7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
Tel: (301)846-2400
6,050 students
Public institution
Founded in 1957, Frederick Community College (FCC) is a comprehensive, public, two-year, degree-granting institution that serves the citizens of Frederick County, Maryland. The College has a distinctive character of responsibility and a culture of service. These manifest themselves in the College’s many contributions to its community, which views it as an invaluable resource for educational and personal betterment.
School Highlights:
Frederick Community College serves 6,050 students (37.47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Frederick Community College is the only community colleges within Frederick County, MD.
The nearest community college is Hagerstown Community College (18.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 246 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
College Frederick Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 246 staff
61 staff
Frederick Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,050 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,050 students 1,296 students
Frederick Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
Frederick Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,267 students
810 students
Frederick Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,783 students
1,036 students
Frederick Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Frederick Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Frederick Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Frederick Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Frederick Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Frederick Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Frederick Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Frederick Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Frederick Community College Non Resident (2010-2013)
Frederick Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.33 0.53
Frederick Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,339 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,403 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,339 $5,694
Frederick Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,403 $10,252
Frederick Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 50%
Frederick Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Frederick Community College was founded in 1957, offering evening classes to 77 students in borrowed quarters at Frederick High School. Soon after, classes were moved to a separate facility on North Market Street, in downtown Frederick. The College occupied its present 100-acre campus in 1970, on the outskirts of the city. There are ten buildings on campus and several satellite locations. The College provides transfer, career, continuing education, and customized training programs to over 16,000 students annually. It subscribes to an open door admissions policy. FCC's character as a Learning College is represented by its Vision Statement, “Student Learning First.” Frederick Community College awards associate in arts, associate of arts in teaching, associate in applied science, and associate in science degrees, as well as certificates and letters of recognition, in more than 50 fields of study. In the Fall 2003 semester, the College's FTE enrollment was 1,330. Over the past five years, FTE enrollment has increased 20% and full-time enrollment has increased 31%. Fifty-eight percent of students are in transfer programs. Located in the foothills of Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, FCC's beautiful campus continues to grow. At present it encompasses an Arts & Student Center that includes a cafeteria, art gallery, bookstore, music and art classrooms, and a 400-seat theater; a Library Building with language, video, and allied health laboratories; the Field House, gymnasium, and playing fields; three classroom buildings with faculty offices and administrative space in addition to science, mathematics, and computer laboratories; a lecture hall; a new Conference Center; and a Children's Center. At the present time, planning is underway for a new building to house an expanded student center, classroom, and office space.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,632 per year for in-state students and $7,656 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,111 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 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Maryland is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.