About Frederick Community College

Library Building

Welcome to Frederick Community College! FCC offers affordable courses, programs and activities for people of all ages. Whether you’re 8 or 80, we offer something for everyone! FCC’s students are as diverse as the courses and programs we offer.

Each year, more than 16,000 students take classes with us, whether online or right here or on our beautiful campus, centrally located between Baltimore and Washington DC. We also offer year-round cultural events, from art shows, to musical performances, to drama productions free to the community. We invite you to come visit our campus and see what we have to offer!

Our Mission

With teaching and learning as our primary focus, FCC prepares an increasingly diverse student body to complete their goals of workforce preparation, transfer, career development and personal enrichment with quality, innovative lifelong learning. In traditional and alternative learning environments, we anticipate and respond to the needs of our local, regional and global communities.


FCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The college completed its last decennial institutional self study in 2006. Its reaccreditation was reaffirmed by the Middle States Commission in June 2011 after submission of a Periodic Review Report. The College is currently conducting a two-year self-study process in preparation for a spring 2016 Middle States reaccreditation review team visit.

For more information contact:  301.846.2442

2006 Institutional Self Study Report

MHEC Resolution - Authority to Operate in Maryland

Campus History
FCC first Campus
In its 58-year history, FCC has grown from 77 students to more than 17,000 students registered this past year in the academic and continuing education & workforce development divisions. Started in 1957 as an evening school, FCC moved from Frederick High School to 520 North Market Street, and finally, in 1970, to its permanent home on Opossumtown Pike.