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About FCC

Welcome to Frederick Community College!

We transform individuals and communities through learning.

Frederick Community College (FCC) is a public college accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). FCC is distinguished by its quality and affordability, making it attainable and valuable for local students. Accredited programs, comprehensive instruction, and affordable costs of attendance have made FCC the learning destination for more than 200,000 students since 1957.
Focused on teaching and learning, Frederick Community College provides affordable, flexible access to lifelong education that responds to the needs of diverse learners and the community.

In traditional and alternative learning environments, we anticipate and respond to the needs of our local, regional, and global communities. FCC recognizes the different learning needs and preferences of students and offers instruction in flexible learning formats that include day, evening, weekend, online, and hybrid options. In addition, FCC offers current high school students access to college courses through its Open Campus and High School-Based Dual Enrollment programs. 

FCC offers more than 85 degree and certificate programs through credit and Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD). 

Explore our wide variety of program options designed for career and transfer students, and those studying for job credentials, professional development, and personal enrichment.



FCC Forward

Frederick Community College Strategic Plan 2020-2025



Engaging all learners in critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and skills
 Encouraging creative thinking, technological solutions, and alternative approaches to advance learning and student success 
Being culturally conscious and inclusive by embracing the visible and invisible human differences that affect the learning and success of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the community
Providing educational experiences and programming that reflect high academic standards, quality instruction, and exemplary student support
Responding to the needs of Frederick County with accessible, affordable education while encouraging engagement, communication, and collaboration within and beyond the College
Applying fair and ethical standards in all policies, procedures, and practices

Student Profile


person icon 7,650 Credit Students Served 5,041 Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) Student Served
pie chart 12,345 Total Students Served 59% Credit Only 38% CEWD Only 3% Both Credit & CEWD
graduation cap 921 Credit Program Graduate/Year
globe 39 Countries of Origin
Frederick County 91% of Students are from Frederick County
Credit Students, Fall 2022:
pie chart icon 29% Full-time Students 71% Part-time Students
male-female 56% Female Students 43% Male Students 1% Non-Binary Students
pie chart 25% First-Generation College Students (Self-Report)
dollar sign hand 29% of Students Receive Financial Aid
pie chart 30% of FCPS Graduates Attend FCC

Top 5 Areas of Study

General Studies 1 General Studies
Healthcare 3 Health Sciences
Business 4 Business
Arts 5 Arts and Humanities

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Employee Profile

person icon 944 Total Employees
pie chart23% Part-time Faculty 71% Full-time Faculty
Male-Female62% Female Employees 38% Male Employees <1% Non-Binary Employees
Frederick County 18% Employees of Color


Frederick Community College (FCC) has grown from humble beginnings to serve more than 200,000 students over six decades.
In 1957, 77 students enrolled in the first classes held at FCC in the evening at Frederick High School. FCC was among the first four of the current 16 community colleges in Maryland. Nine students comprised the first graduating class of the College in 1959.
FCC moved to its second location on North Market Street in downtown Frederick in 1966, expanding programs to include day and evening classes. Meanwhile, continued growth and the need for a larger facility prompted a parallel search for a permanent home. County officials bought the Maude L. Thomas farm on Opossumtown Pike, and FCC employees helped move the College to its current location in 1970.
Today, approximately 11,000 students of all ages, backgrounds, and aspirations take credit and Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) courses annually on the main campus, at off-site locations including the Monroe Center, or virtually. With more than 110 programs of study, FCC strives to be an academic leader nationwide, while being a catalyst for economic growth. The College prepares students for the marketplace as they acquire immediate job skills, pursue degrees, or enrich their lives through lifelong learning.
In recent years, the College has added a vibrant Student Center, revamped its Library facilities into a modern Learning Commons, expanded its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) laboratories and classrooms, and opened an intimate Studio Theater. Jefferson Hall was remodeled to better serve students as they register, inquire about financial aid, or meet with counselors. The Monroe Center has been renovated to better serve the workforce development needs of our community and is now collocated with Frederick County Workforce Services.

Frederick County Maryland

Population Frederick County
Population: 279,835
Theatre Vibrant Arts & Theatre Community
Baseball Minor League & Social Sports
Downtown Historic Downtown & Small Business Shopping
Restaurants 400+
Restaurants & Eateries
Mountains 20 Minutes to the Appalachian Trail
Shell 3.5 Hours
to the Beach
Maryland 1 Hour to Baltimore, MD & Washington, D.C.
Farm Frederick County:
Home to 1300+ farms
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Frederick Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street - 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. The college completed its last decennial institutional self study in 2016 and its reaccreditation was reaffirmed by the Middle States Commission in June 2016. The Statement of Accreditation Status can be found here. For more information contact: 301.846.2442.