Frederick Community College

Frederick Community College

Frederick Community College was established in 1957 as an evening school. It was given the status of a college in 1970, and now offers enrollment to more than 15,000 students every year.

FCC awards associates degrees in arts, teaching, science and applied science, and certificates in over 50 different fields of study. Online courses and special classes in emergency management are also offered by the college. There are 7 academic divisions of the college:

  • Allied Health & Wellness Department
  • Communications, Humanities & Arts Department
  • Computing & Business Technology Department
  • English Department
  • Mathematics Department
  • Science Department
  • Social Sciences Department

Students of FCC participate in a variety of sports sponsored by the college. Men's teams play baseball, basketball, golf and soccer, while the women's teams participate in basketball, volleyball, softball, golf and soccer.

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Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick , MD 21702-2964
General Phone: (301) 846-2400

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Frederick Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts288liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Business and Management140business, business management, business administration, accounting technology, banking, MIS, management information systems, business statistics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine111EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology48nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice
Family and Social Work16child care management, public administration
Law12legal assistant
Education and Teaching12education, education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, Spanish teaching
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science
Medical Administration6medical secretary
Construction Trades5construction manager, building inspection and management, construction trades
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial art
Hospitality2hotel management
Cooking and Culinary Arts1chef training
Engineering Technician1computer systems tech, software tech, drafting, architectural drafting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1parks and recreation studies
Media1radio and TV tech
Mechanics and Repair1aircraft powerplant tech
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
Therapy and Counseling0substance abuse counseling

Number of programs and degrees for Frederick Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9235
Associate's degree58525

Frederick Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Frederick Community College had a total enrollment of 5,152 students (3,347 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 11%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 29%
20-21 18%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Frederick Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 41 %

Frederick Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Frederick, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Frederick Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,109
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,837
Books and supplies $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Frederick Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 207100)

Frederick Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3856

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$88,3541*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$80,6337$79,674
Associate professoracademic year7$72,25616$67,494
Assistant professoracademic year11$55,42932$57,722
All faculty totalacademic year32$70,13755$63,358

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Frederick Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports101121

Frederick Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Statistics
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Construction Trades, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Software Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Public Administration

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Frederick Community College Highlights

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What Sets Frederick Community College Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Frederick Community College % of degrees in business and management
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 14%Frederick Community College Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Frederick Community College Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Frederick Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Frederick Community College Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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