Frederick Community College

7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702-2964
Tel: (301)846-2400
6,159 students
Public institution

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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 6,159 students (35% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Frederick Community College is the only community colleges within Frederick County, MD.
The nearest community college is Hagerstown Community College (18.4 miles away).

School Overview

Frederick Community College 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

Student Body

The student population of 6,159 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,159 students
1,303 students
Frederick Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,179 students
836 students
Frederick Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,980 students
1,046 students
Frederick Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Frederick Community College sch enrollment Frederick Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Frederick Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Frederick Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
10%
12%
Frederick Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
81%
67%
Frederick Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Frederick Community College More (2010-2012)
Frederick Community College sch ethnicity Frederick Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Frederick Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,058 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,257 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,058 $5,940
Frederick Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,257 $10,047
Frederick Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,362 per year for in-state students and $8,268 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,143 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.