Garrett College

Overview of Garrett College

Students attend Garrett in McHenry, MD, a rural area. The school is a public institution. Garrett degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in agricultural science and management, conservation and resource management, nutrition and exercise therapy, transportation.

Garrett Selectivity

Applicants to Garrett appreciate its open admissions policy.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 777 students at Garrett (as of 2007-2008).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Garrett offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Garrett College is to provide quality higher education, lifelong learning, and access to the universe of information so that individuals, businesses, and the community can achieve personal, entrepreneurial, and collective success."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Garrett

Garrett College
687 Mosser Road
McHenry , MD 21541
General Phone: (301) 387-3000

Garrett Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation54truck and bus driver
Liberal Arts48liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Business and Management18business, business management
Conservation and Resource Management11wildlife management
Education and Teaching11education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5sports and fitness management
Engineering Technician5computer systems tech
Security and Law Enforcement4corrections
Computer Science and Engineering1web design

Number of programs and degrees for Garrett in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree948
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years635

Garrett Student Body

In 2007-2008, Garrett had a total enrollment of 777 students (598 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 7%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 46%
20-21 16%
22-24 7%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Garrett Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 52 %

Garrett Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,510
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,590
Room and board $ 6,774
Room charge $ 3,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,300
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 3,600

Financial Aid:
Garrett participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1001400)

Garrett Faculty

Garrett has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track52

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$65,6193$62,312
Associate professoracademic year2*2*
Assistant professoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year12$62,3065$58,501

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

Garrett Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports088

Garrett Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Garrett Highlights

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What Sets Garrett Apart:

% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Garrett % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Garrett % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Garrett % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in transportation
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Garrett % of degrees in transportation
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Garrett Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Garrett Male % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Garrett Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Garrett Dorm rooms per full-time student

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 Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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