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Prince George’s Community College (PGCC)

301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD

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About

Prince George's Community College was founded in 1958 in Largo, Maryland and has served residents of Prince George's County ever since. PGCC has three satellite locations located in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center and Andrew's Air Force Base. The institute serves approximately 40,000 students in over 60 different programs. PGCC is a learning center environment focused on furthering students' academic and professional careers. The school is considered one of the best two year institutions in the nation and maintains this status by continually reviewing and updating their program offerings as well as adding new programs as necessary to reflect the needs of students and the community.

Academics

PGCC's academic programs are divided into two types, transfers programs and career programs. Transfer programs provide students the opportunity to complete the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education at a low cost and then transfer to a college or university in order to complete their bachelor's degree. The school  also provides prerequisite education programs in such fields as law or medicine to prepare for graduate level studies. Career and technical programs offer students the opportunity to learn the skills and obtain the experience necessary to enter the workforce as professionals upon graduation. Such students will be able to perform the tasks and duties required by their field of expertise. Additionally, noncredit courses are offered for those individuals who seek to personal growth and continuing education courses for those individuals requiring course hours for renewal of a license or certificate.

Programs offered include:

  • Business Administration
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Biology
  • Cosmetology
  • Sociology

Adult education courses are also offered for individuals who wish to return to school and pursue educational opportunities they may have passed up earlier. Completion of an adult education program results in a General Education Diploma (GED). Separate programs are offered for native English speakers and those who speak another language.

Admissions and Financial Aid

PG Community College processes admissions applications year round, though it is recommended that such applications be submitted three months prior to the intended start date. Students under the age of twenty-one must have their high school transcripts transferred and must have a high school diploma or GED. As an open enrollment institution all students are eligible for admission if they meet the minimal criterion as established by the school. Students may be required to take placement exams to determine which level of general education courses they must begin with.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants at the state and federal level. Students in need of aid should complete the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may also be required to provide additional financial information to assist the school in making its determinations. Certain scholarships may also be available to individual students based on a variety of criteria. These scholarships may require a separate application, often including an essay, in order to determine awards.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 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 estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,500-$3,000
    • Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,352
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $110-$130 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $290-$350 per 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 Aid69%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships58%$4,642
Receiving Student Loans22%$3,596
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Prince George’s Community College may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

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 PGCC compared to community colleges in Maryland, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 PGCCPrince George's CountyMaryland
Graduation Rate6.3%-15.6%
Transfer-out Rate23.4%-21.1%

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 1976)
    • 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 1996)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Program
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Prince George’s 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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
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    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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