Prince George's Community College
- Since 1958, Prince Georgeï¿½s Community College has been providing educational opportunities for students from Prince Georgeï¿½s County and around the world. Dr. Charlene M. Dukes serves as the collegeï¿½s eighth president. Under her leadership, the college continues to strive for excellence in providing opportunities for learning as a world-class institution of higher education.
Prince George's Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Debt For Students Least debt for graduating students
- The teacher population of 762 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Prince George's Community 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|
|Total Faculty||762 staff||164 staff|
|Total Enrollment||13,678 students||4,515 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||18:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,833 students||1,174 students|
|# Part-Time Students||9,845 students||3,341 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$42,900||$37,700|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The college's main campus is located in Largo, Maryland, with additional sites at University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center and Andrews Air Force Base. The college partners with Howard Community College to offer classes at the Laurel College Center. Each year nearly 40,000 students take part in more than 60 programs of study in a wide range of traditional and cutting-edge disciplines. With an average class size of 20, Prince George's Community College provides students with an enriching, learning-centered environment in which to further their academic and professional careers. Academic programs are divided into two categories: Transfer programs parallel the first two years of a bachelor's degree and are designed to help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Transfer programs also provide undergraduate prerequisites for students majoring in pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-law, pre-medicine and pre-physical therapy. Career programs provide technical skills necessary for employment and career advancement. Many of the credits earned in career programs transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Prince George's Community College is home to a number of special programs that address the needs and interests of county residents. These include the Book Bridge Project, the Center for Business and Industry Training and the Children's Developmental Clinic.
- The nearest community college to Prince George's Community College is TESST College of Technology-Beltsville (11.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 388 students | 11.70 Mi4600 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville,  MD  20705
- 78 students | 15.20 Mi10500 georgia ave
Silver Spring,  MD  20902
- 1,371 students | 17.40 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church,  VA  22042
- 647 students | 19.60 Mi9325 Snowden River Pky
Columbia,  MD  21046
- 15,274 students | 20.10 Mi101 College Pky
Arnold,  MD  21012
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