Allegany College of Maryland

  • 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 2,585 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

Allegany College of Maryland ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 164 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Allegany College of Maryland(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty164 staff179 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Allegany College of Maryland has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Allegany College of Maryland diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has grown by 136% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,585 students3,988 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:121:1
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# Full-Time Students1,095 students1,012 students
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# Part-Time Students1,490 students2,976 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
236236
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
2%
10%
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% Black
10%
31%
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% White
79%
42%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.360.71
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College Completion Rate
22%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$37,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,420 is less than the state average of $7,421. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,650 is less than the state average of $9,449. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,420$7,421
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,650$9,449
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%73%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,813$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

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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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,421 per year for in-state students and $9,449 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Howard Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.