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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 nearly 30,000 students since 1957.

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 69 associate degree programs and areas of concentration, 43 certificate, and 48 subject areas in continuing education 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.


Mission Statement

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.



FCC Strategic Plan & Priorities




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


12,351 Total Headcount in Fiscal Year 2022
person icon 7,305 Credit Students Served
person icon4,700Continuing Education & Workforce
Development (CEWD) Student Served
person icon 346 Students took both Credit and CEWD



Credit Student Profile
gender 58% Female 42% Male <1% Non-Binary
Frederick County 91% From Frederick County
3 people 41% Students of Color 21% Adult Learners (25+)
CEWD Student Profile
gender 58% Female 40% Male 2% Non-Binary
Frederick County 70% From Frederick County
3 people 15% Students of Color 70% Adult Learners (25+)


globe 39 Countries of Origin
pie chart 25% First-Generation College Students (Self-Report)
dollar sign hand 33% of Students Receive Financial Aid
pie chart 30% of FCPS Graduates Attend FCC

Top 5 Areas of Study

General Studies 1 General Studies
Healthcare 2 Health Sciences
Business 4 Business
Arts 5 Arts and Humanities

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Employee Profile

person icon 1025 Total Employees
Male-Female63% Female Employees 38% Male Employees <1% Non-Binary Employees
Frederick County 19% 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, FCC 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 112 degree and certificate 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 foundhere. For more information contact: 301.846.2442.