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Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)

2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD

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Baltimore City Community College, located in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1947 and was originally known as Baltimore Junior College. The school was among the first in the burgeoning community college s to show growth and trend toward what modern community colleges have become. The expansion and educational opportunities provided by the school were embraced and developed due to post World War II focus on education a career planning necessary to move beyond the economic hardships of the previous decade and the ill-prepared returning soldiers. The school was originally part of the city's public school system, but control was eventually granted to the state due to budgetary concerns and decreased local funding.

Academics
BCCC offers a number of programs and courses, allowing students and adults to choose classes and programs that best meet their needs and help fulfill their goals. Career programs provide training and education specific to a given field of study, assisting students to develop specialized skills and perform their duties and tasks professionally. Programs take between one and two years to complete resulting in an associate degree or certificate demonstrating competency and assisting in job search. Individuals studying in one of these programs will be capable of performing tasks and duties at the entry level utilizing methods and techniques learned through practical and traditional classroom courses.

Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the necessary units to fulfill the requirements of the first two years of a four year education. Students who complete a program of study may apply for transfer to a college or university to continue their education and obtain a bachelor's degree. Transfer to public institutions in the state Maryland is by agreements in that allow for admission if certain academic criteria are met. Students applying to schools that are private or out of state should meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that best suits the student's desired school or school's transfer requirements.


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Admissions and Financial Aid
BCCC is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual students to be admitted if they meet the minimum criteria for enrollment and submit an application for admission. Students must supply transcripts and standardized test scores, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. New students should participate in orientation as well as meet with a counselor to discuss programs and plan a curriculum.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of financial assistance are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the forms from which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards. Financial aid should be applied for prior to deadlines posted by the financial aid office and must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year. Students may be randomly selected to provide the financial aid office with additional documentation to ensure the FAFSA is accurate prior to the disbursement of funds as per federal regulation.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $10 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,300-$2,700
    • Out-of-State: $5,500-$6,552
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $88-$110 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $210-$250 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid71%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships71%$4,822

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Baltimore City Community College may provide student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares BCCC against community colleges in Maryland.

 BCCCBaltimore cityMaryland
Graduation Rate3.2%-14.5%
Transfer-out Rate21.5%-19.1%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

The following 4-year schools are popular choices for many students of Baltimore City Community College to transfer out to. You can click on the school profiles below to get additional admissions information:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1971)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (since 1998)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Program (more info)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Precision Production

  • Machine Tool Technology

Science Technology

  • Science Technologies (A)

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A)

Visual and Performing Arts

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