Garrett College

  • Garrett College is Maryland`s most exciting two year college, offering unique programs and residence halls; all in a safe, supportive environment at an affordable cost. Our campus is nestled on 62 acres of scenic Western Maryland, where our mountains, forests, lakes and whitewater rivers become more than attractions, they become classrooms.
School Highlights
  • Garrett College serves 675 students (70% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Garrett College is the only community colleges within Garrett County, MD.
  • The nearest community college to Garrett College is Potomac State College of West Virginia University (20.8 miles away).

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School Overview

    Garrett College(MD) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
    Institution ControlPublicPublic
    Total Faculty- staff164 staff
    Garrett College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

    Student Body

    • The student population of Garrett College has declined by 23% over five years.
    • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
    • The Garrett College diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 158% over five years.
    Total Enrollment675 students4,515 students
    Garrett College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
    Student : Teacher Ratio13:125:1
    Garrett College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
    # Full-Time Students473 students1,174 students
    Garrett College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
    # Part-Time Students202 students3,341 students
    Garrett College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
    Garrett College Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
    Total Dormitory Capacity
    Garrett College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
    % Asian
    Garrett College Asian (2009-2013)
    % Hispanic
    Garrett College Hispanic (2007-2016)
    % Black
    Garrett College Black (2007-2016)
    % White
    Garrett College White (2007-2016)
    % Two or more races
    Garrett College More (2014-2016)
    % Non Resident races
    Garrett College Non Resident (2007-2016)
    Diversity Score0.250.65
    Garrett College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    College Completion Rate
    Garrett College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$37,700
    Garrett College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $7,760 is more than the state average of $7,453. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
    • The public out-state tuition of $8,960 is less than the state average of $9,350. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$7,760$7,453
    Garrett College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    Out-State Tuition Fees$8,960$9,350
    Garrett College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    Tuition NotesIn-state full-time
    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%75%
    Garrett College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,600
    Garrett College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
    Garrett College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


    Total Sports Offered6 sports
    SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
    Golf, Softball,
    Volleyball, Wrestling,
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • Garrett College has an open enrollment policy; this means that everyone who applies to Garrett is given the opportunity to obtain a higher education. Garrett College's scenic location offers outdoor adventure from mild to wild. Our area offers lakes, waterfalls, and thousands of acres of state parks, in addition to a popular ski resort and the world's only mountaintop white-water course. Garrett offers approximately 40 associate degrees and certificates. Our classes are taught by credentialed faculty members who bring energy and expertise to the classroom. Our low student-faculty ratio gives Garrett students the individual attention they deserve. With student organizations and a slate of on-campus events, our students have a wide range of activities from which to choose. Garrett College holds the distinction of being one of only a few two-year colleges in the U.S. with residential halls. Students stay involved in campus life through activities sponsored by the Student Government Association. Garrett offers seven athletic programs: men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, wrestling and golf. GC students take advantage of the area's ski resort and lake through skiing, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and boating.

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    Did You Know?
    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.