Montgomery College

Tel: (240)567-5000
26,106 students
Public institution
Montgomery College’s small class sizes, faculty dedicated to teaching and learning, and affordable tuition make us a popular choice for numerous county residents. We’re very proud of the fact that we transfer nearly 5,000 students a year to colleges and universities close to home and across the country. And Montgomery College is a major provider of teachers, nurses, biotechnicians, and other high demand professions in Montgomery County, Maryland.
School Highlights:
Montgomery College serves 26,106 students (36.10% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Montgomery College is one of 2 community colleges within Montgomery County, MD.
The nearest community college is Maryland college of art and design (7.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 960 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Montgomery 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 960 staff
61 staff
Montgomery College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 26,106 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 26,106 students 1,296 students
Montgomery College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Montgomery College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 9,424 students
810 students
Montgomery College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 16,682 students
1,036 students
Montgomery College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Montgomery College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Montgomery College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Montgomery College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Montgomery College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Montgomery College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Montgomery College More (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
Montgomery College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Montgomery 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. 0.73 0.53
Montgomery College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,664 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 $11,724 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,664 $5,694
Montgomery College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,724 $10,252
Montgomery College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 60%
Montgomery College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Over the past half-century the College has grown to a multicampus institution with more than 20,000 credit students and 15,000 Continuing Education students. By the fall of 1950, the College had acquired the buildings and seven acres previously occupied by the Bliss Electrical Society. This new home in Takoma Park became the first campus of Montgomery College. A second campus, the Rockville Campus, opened in September 1965. The Germantown Campus opened in September 1975 with classes held temporarily in Seneca Valley High School. Since the fall of 1978, the Germantown Campus has been located in permanent college facilities in Germantown, Maryland. Opened in 1965 with an enrollment of 2,489, the Rockville Campus is now Montgomery College's largest, with an enrollment of 14,000 full- and part-time students. It is located just north of Washington, D.C., between Route 355 and Interstate 270, and is readily accessible by bus and the Metro rail system. More than 600 courses are now offered in more than 40 curricula. People of all ages take classes at Rockville, and there is a diverse mix of cultures which contribute to the international flavor of this suburban campus. Thousands of Continuing Education students also attend classes at Rockville, and additional tens of thousands of people come to this campus each year for art exhibitions, athletic events, concerts, conferences, lectures, movies, plays, and other events open to the public. Under the leadership of the Instructional Deans, the campus is comprised of seven major instructional areas; Business, Hospitality Management and Information Science, Fine, Performing and Visual Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Science, History, Education, Health and Physical Education, the Applied Technology & Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education, and Student Development. Each area is led by a dean. Leadership for The Arts Institute, the Paul Peck Humanities Institute and the Montgomery County Public Schools Partnerships is provided by a program director. Intercollegiate athletics for men and women are a part of the total offering of the College. The College belongs to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA); Region XX NJCAA; and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Association, known as JUCO. The campuses field teams in numerous men's and women's intercollegiate sports.

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