Montgomery College

  • Montgomery College’s small class sizes, faculty dedicated to teaching and learning, and affordable tuition make us a popular choice for numerous county residents. We’re very proud of the fact that we transfer nearly 5,000 students a year to colleges and universities close to home and across the country. And Montgomery College is a major provider of teachers, nurses, biotechnicians, and other high demand professions in Montgomery County, Maryland.

School Highlights

Montgomery College serves 21,260 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.

Top Rankings

Montgomery College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,185 teachers has grown by 109% over five years.
Montgomery College(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty2,185 staff378 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Montgomery College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Montgomery College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment21,260 students3,876 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:110:1
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# Full-Time Students7,305 students1,089 students
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# Part-Time Students13,955 students2,787 students
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% Asian
12%
6%
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% Hispanic
26%
12%
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% Black
27%
30%
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% White
22%
40%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.790.73
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College Completion Rate
22%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$44,200$36,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,910 is more than the state average of $7,291. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,078 is more than the state average of $9,297. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,910$7,291
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,078$9,297
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid66%73%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,398$10,437
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Over the past half-century the College has grown to a multicampus institution with more than 20,000 credit students and 15,000 Continuing Education students. By the fall of 1950, the College had acquired the buildings and seven acres previously occupied by the Bliss Electrical Society. This new home in Takoma Park became the first campus of Montgomery College. A second campus, the Rockville Campus, opened in September 1965. The Germantown Campus opened in September 1975 with classes held temporarily in Seneca Valley High School. Since the fall of 1978, the Germantown Campus has been located in permanent college facilities in Germantown, Maryland. Opened in 1965 with an enrollment of 2,489, the Rockville Campus is now Montgomery College's largest, with an enrollment of 14,000 full- and part-time students. It is located just north of Washington, D.C., between Route 355 and Interstate 270, and is readily accessible by bus and the Metro rail system. More than 600 courses are now offered in more than 40 curricula. People of all ages take classes at Rockville, and there is a diverse mix of cultures which contribute to the international flavor of this suburban campus. Thousands of Continuing Education students also attend classes at Rockville, and additional tens of thousands of people come to this campus each year for art exhibitions, athletic events, concerts, conferences, lectures, movies, plays, and other events open to the public. Under the leadership of the Instructional Deans, the campus is comprised of seven major instructional areas; Business, Hospitality Management and Information Science, Fine, Performing and Visual Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Science, History, Education, Health and Physical Education, the Applied Technology & Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education, and Student Development. Each area is led by a dean. Leadership for The Arts Institute, the Paul Peck Humanities Institute and the Montgomery County Public Schools Partnerships is provided by a program director. Intercollegiate athletics for men and women are a part of the total offering of the College. The College belongs to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA); Region XX NJCAA; and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Association, known as JUCO. The campuses field teams in numerous men's and women's intercollegiate sports.

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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,291 per year for in-state students and $9,297 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.