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 713 students (81% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Garrett College is the only community colleges within Garrett County, MD.
  • The nearest community college is Potomac State College of West Virginia University (20.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
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 Faculty39 staff164 staff
Garrett College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 713 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment713 students4,515 students
Garrett College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:125:1
Garrett College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students577 students1,174 students
Garrett College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students136 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 (2010-2013)
% 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)
% Unknown races
Garrett College Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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)
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 six athletic programs: men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, 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.