- 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.
Montgomery College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 889 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Montgomery College||(MD) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||889 staff||164 staff|
|Total Enrollment||25,517 students||4,515 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||8,931 students||1,174 students|
|# Part-Time Students||16,586 students||3,341 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$44,200||$37,700|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Montgomery College is Maryland college of art and design (7.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 78 students | 7.60 Mi10500 georgia ave
Silver Spring,  MD  20902
- 2,849 students | 13.30 Mi7777 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church,  VA  22043
- 388 students | 13.60 Mi4600 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville,  MD  20705
- 428 students | 15.60 Mi8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
Fairfax,  VA  22031
- 1,371 students | 15.60 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church,  VA  22042
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.