Hood College, established in 1893, was initially known as the Women's College of Frederick, and was rechristened the Hood College in 1914. The campus of the institution is spread across an area of 50 acres. Hood College awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Majors are offered in more than 25 streams of study. In addition, students can choose from certificate programs including the Teaching Certification in Secondary Education, and the Teaching Certification in Special Education.
Hood College's athletics department fields a large number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The teams are nicknamed the Blazers, and they participate in sports including basketball, field hockey, golf, and softball.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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