- 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 Collegeï¿½s many contributions to its community, which views it as an invaluable resource for educational and personal betterment.
Frederick Community College serves 5,756 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 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 5,756 students
- In-state tuition: $6,415
- Out-state tuition: $8,479
- Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
- Minority enrollment: 33%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Frederick Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 648 teachers has grown by 128% over five years.
Frederick Community College
(MD) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Frederick Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Frederick Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $6,415 is less than the state average of $7,307. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,479 is less than the state average of $9,316. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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, ï¿½Student Learning First.ï¿½ 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Frederick Community College cost?
Frederick Community College's tuition is approximately $6,415 for In-State students and $8,479 for Out-State students.
What is Frederick Community College's ranking?
Frederick Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Maryland for: Least debt for graduating students.
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