Montgomery College

Montgomery College

Montgomery College was established in 1946. The college has approximately 60,000 credit and non-credit students and employs over 1,500 faculty members. This open access community college has three other campuses in:

  • Germantown
  • Rockville
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring

The off-campus sites of Montgomery College are:

  • The Business Training Center
  • Westfield South

The college offers 2-year associate's degrees and many professional certificates in arts, applied science, teaching, fine arts, and science.

The sports teams of the college are nicknamed the Knights. Eglon Daley, famous painter; Jerome Williams, former NBA basketball player; Tori Amos, a noted pianist; and Barbara Walsh, an American musical theatre actress, are distinguished alumni of the college.

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Montgomery College
40 W. Gude Drive, Suite 220
Rockville , MD 20850
General Phone: (240) 567-5000

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Montgomery College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts917area and Cultural studies, sign language translation, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, geography, geography courses
Business and Management395business, business management, accounting technology, human resources, management information systems
Nursing and Emergency Medicine115registered nursing
Engineering Technician86computer systems tech, architectural drafting
Medical Support and Technology69radiation therapist, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, mental health services tech
Mechanics and Repair53automobile mechanics
Media52radio and TV tech, audiovisual tech, animation and special effects, printing equipment operation, communications tech courses
Photography and Commercial Art44commercial art, commercial photography
Education and Teaching39elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Computer Science and Engineering39computer and info science, computer programming, computer applications programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking, computer security
Law30legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Family and Social Work22child care provider
Medical Administration18medical records tech
Office and Administration17data entry
Hospitality15hotel management
Science and Laboratory Technician12biology tech
Design11interior design
Construction Trades11building inspection and management
Art Studies9art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8parks and recreation management, health and fitness
Cooking and Culinary Arts3restaurant and catering management
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture
Therapy and Counseling2physical therapist assistant

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years29540
Associate's degree1,73338

Montgomery College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Montgomery College had a total enrollment of 23,866 students (15,767 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 26%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 26%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)8%
Washington, DC4%

Montgomery College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 43 %

Montgomery College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Rockville, 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.

Montgomery College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,728
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,320
Books and supplies $ 625

Financial Aid:
Montgomery College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 691100)

Montgomery College Faculty

Montgomery College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track207281

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year132$87,025155$85,784
Associate professoracademic year55$68,27873$69,892
Assistant professoracademic year34$61,02058$59,768
Instructoracademic year4$51,2635$58,574
All faculty totalacademic year225$77,877291$76,145

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

Montgomery College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

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

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Geography, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Montgomery College Highlights

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What Sets Montgomery College Apart:

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Number of degree programs
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Top 9%Montgomery College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 13%Montgomery College % of degrees in media
% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in business and management
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Top 16%Montgomery College % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in engineering
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Top 17%Montgomery College % of degrees in engineering
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% of degrees in construction trades
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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
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checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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