Frederick Community College, located in Frederick, Maryland, was founded in 1957 when it was an evening school originally operating out of Frederick High School. By 1970 the school had moved to a new location in Opossumtown Pike. From the school's initial enrollment of 77 to its current enrollment of over 17,000, FCC has dedicated itself to providing quality education to its service area and students, reviewing and updating programs as necessary to meet the needs of current and future students while maintaining and affordable price.
Frederick Community College offers a variety of programs that allow students to pursue the academic or career path that best suits their needs. Academic programs prepare students for continued educational opportunities by completing the first two years of a four year education, followed by transferring to a college or university to continue one's education and eventually earn a bachelor's degree. Individuals may pursue career opportunities as an undergraduate degree holder or choose to seek graduate level education upon completion. Students will apply to public, private or out of state schools, and it is recommended that they meet with a counselor to discuss curriculum and transfer requirements.
Career programs allow students to study in a technical or vocational field, preparing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce as qualified professionals. Students will participate in traditional and practical courses, with practical courses providing a forum of supervised skill development necessary to ably conduct ones duties in a professional environment. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency to potential employers.
Programs offered include:
A complete list of programs offered may be found via the school website along with degree pathways, certificate programs, and much more.
Frederick Community College will admit any individual that supplies an application for admission and pays all fees as part of its open enrollment policy. Students should be 18 years of age or older or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Transcripts and test scores should be supplied if available, and students may be asked to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation is encouraged to familiarize oneself with the campus, as is meeting with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school's financial aid department to determine a student's financial needs and aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Students must reapply for financial aid prior to each academic year. Additionally, students may be selected at random to supply additional tax and financial information in order to verify the accuracy of their supplied FAFSA as part of new federal regulations governing the disbursement of financial aid.
Additional financial aid information may be found at:
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,800-$3,300
- Out-of-State: $8,200-$9,850
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $340-$410 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||49%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||40%||$4,088|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$5,031|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Frederick Community College may provide services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Child care
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 this school against community colleges in Maryland.
|Frederick Community College||Frederick County||Maryland|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2005)
- Click the link to get a list of all the Maryland nursing schools
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (since 1987)
- Registered Nurse (RN) Program
- Accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (since 1967)
- Click the link to get a list of all the Maryland nursing schools
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Frederick Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Frederick Community College.
- Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown, MD (18 miles away)
- Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD (23 miles away)
- Montgomery College in Rockville, MD (28 miles away)
- Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg, WV (30 miles away)
- Howard Community College in Columbia, MD (33 miles away)