Garrett College

Tel: (301)387-3000
  • 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 24:1.
  • 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 declined by 7% over five years.
Garrett College (MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 39 staff 152 staff
Garrett College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 713 has declined by 24% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 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 declined by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 713 students 4,515 students
Garrett College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 24:1
Garrett College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 577 students 1,174 students
Garrett College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 136 students 3,341 students
Garrett College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Garrett College Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
- 236
Garrett College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% Asian
-
6%
Garrett College Asian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Garrett College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
27%
Garrett College Black (2007-2016)
% White
86%
52%
Garrett College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Garrett College More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
4%
Garrett College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
2%
Garrett College Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.25 0.65
Garrett College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
23%
21%
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 $6,776 is more than the state average of $6,222. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,868 is less than the state average of $8,225. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,776 $6,222
Garrett College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,868 $8,225
Garrett College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97% 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 more than 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 15 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 Inter-Hall Council, the college's residential life student organization. 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 $6,222 per year for in-state students and $8,225 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,048 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.