Garrett College

Tel: (301)387-3000
717 students
Public institution
Garrett College is Maryland’s most exciting two year college, offering unique programs and residence halls; all in a safe, supportive environment at an affordable cost. Our campus is nestled on 62 acres of scenic Western Maryland, where our mountains, forests, lakes and whitewater rivers become more than attractions, they become classrooms.
School Highlights:
Garrett College serves 717 students (83.82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Garrett College is the only community colleges within Garrett County, MD.
The nearest community college is Potomac State College of West Virginia University (20.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
College Garrett 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 49 staff
61 staff
Garrett College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 717 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment 717 students 1,296 students
Garrett College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
Garrett College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 601 students
810 students
Garrett College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 116 students
1,036 students
Garrett College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Garrett College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Garrett College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Garrett College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Garrett College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Garrett College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Garrett College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Garrett 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. 0.10 0.53
Garrett College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,776 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,868 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,776 $5,694
Garrett College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,868 $10,252
Garrett College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 173 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
Garrett College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Garrett College has an open enrollment policy; this means that everyone who applies to Garrett is given the opportunity to obtain a higher education. Garrett College's scenic location offers outdoor adventure from mild to wild. Our area offers lakes, waterfalls, and thousands of acres of state parks, in addition to a popular ski resort and the world's only mountaintop white-water course. Garrett offers more than 40 associate degrees and certificates. Our classes are taught by credentialed faculty members who bring energy and expertise to the classroom. Our low student-faculty ratio gives Garrett students the individual attention they deserve. With 15 student organizations and a slate of on-campus events, our students have a wide range of activities from which to choose. Garrett College holds the distinction of being one of only a few two-year colleges in the U.S. with residential halls. Students stay involved in campus life through activities sponsored by Inter-Hall Council, the college's residential life student organization. Garrett offers six athletic programs: men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and golf. GC students take advantage of the area's ski resort and lake through skiing, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and boating.

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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.