Garrett College was founded as Garrett Community College in 1967. Located in McHenry, Maryland, the school is near the scenic Deep Creek Lake and is near several sports facilities. Garrett College provides Associate's degree programs for all interested in pursuing higher education and is one of few community colleges to offer on campus housing at one of its two dormitories.
Garrett College provides a wide variety of programs for transfer and vocational students. Transfer students to 4 year institutions from Garrett College typically outperform other students in the state of Maryland. All members of the faculty are credentialed and will meet with four year counterparts once a year to discuss educational trends.
Some programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
All students who are sixteen years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. Interested students should fill out and submit the application and pay all necessary fees.
Garrett College offers financial aid assistance and suggests that all students fill out and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if they are eligible.
Garrett College sports teams are known as the Lakers and the school participates in the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA).
Sports available are:
- Cross Country
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,800. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,700-$3,300
- Out-of-State: $7,300-$8,736
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $98-$120 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $260-$310 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||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$4,654|
|Receiving Student Loans||44%||$5,820|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Garrett College may provide services like:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Garrett College compared to community colleges in Maryland, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Garrett Community College||Garrett County||Maryland|
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 Garrett 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
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Garrett College.
- Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, WV (21 miles away)
- Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont, WV (44 miles away)
- Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD (125 miles away)
- Kent State University at Trumbull in Warren, OH (143 miles away)
- Baltimore City Community College in Baltimore, MD (144 miles away)