Frederick Community College

  • 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 6,129 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 648 teachers has grown by 234% over five years.
Frederick Community College(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty648 staff378 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Frederick Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Frederick Community College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,129 students3,876 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:110:1
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# Full-Time Students1,843 students1,089 students
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# Part-Time Students4,286 students2,787 students
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% Asian
5%
6%
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% Hispanic
13%
12%
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% Black
13%
30%
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% White
63%
40%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.560.73
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College Completion Rate
29%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,200$36,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,415 is less than the state average of $7,291. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,479 is less than the state average of $9,297. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,415$7,291
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,479$9,297
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid53%73%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,125$10,437
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,879$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Frederick Community College is Hagerstown Community College (18.3 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,291 per year for in-state students and $9,297 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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