Frederick Community College

7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702-2964
Tel: (301)846-2400
  • 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 6,031 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Frederick Community College is the only community colleges within Frederick County, MD.
  • The nearest community college is Hagerstown Community College (18.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 283 teachers has grown by 47% over five years.
Frederick Community College(MD) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty283 staff164 staff
Frederick Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,031 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 39% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,031 students4,693 students
Frederick Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:124:1
Frederick Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,061 students1,352 students
Frederick Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,970 students3,341 students
Frederick Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Frederick Community College Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Frederick Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Frederick Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Frederick Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Frederick Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Frederick Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Frederick Community College Non Resident (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Frederick Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.460.65
Frederick Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Frederick Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,200$37,700
Frederick Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,415 is more than the state average of $6,280. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,479 is more than the state average of $8,289. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,415$6,280
Frederick Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,479$8,289
Frederick Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid50%71%
Frederick Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,520$9,600
Frederick Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
Frederick Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,280 per year for in-state students and $8,289 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 lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.