Allegany College of Maryland

12401 Willowbrook Rd SE
Cumberland, MD 21502-2596
Tel: (301)784-5000
  • 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 to Allegany College of Maryland is Potomac State College of West Virginia University (19.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 164 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
Allegany College of Maryland(MD) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty164 staff164 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Allegany College of Maryland has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Allegany College of Maryland diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,227 students4,515 students
Student:Teacher Ratio20:125:1
# Full-Time Students1,661 students1,174 students
# Part-Time Students1,566 students3,341 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Asian
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.150.65
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$37,700

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,420 is less than the state average of $7,453. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,650 is less than the state average of $9,350. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,420$7,453
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,650$9,350
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%75%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$14,072$9,600
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,500$5,500
Source: 2016 (or 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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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,453 per year for in-state students and $9,350 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.