Montgomery College

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School Overview

Montgomery College is an open access, public community college located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Also known as MC, the school provides two-year Associate’s degrees, professional certificates and letters of recognition. MC also operates Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs.

MC includes three main campuses just outside of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Rockville is the largest campus, offering classes in over 40 fields of study. The campus at Takoma Park/Silver Spring specializes in nursing and health sciences and the Germantown campus focuses on biotechnology and computer science.

In addition to credit transfer programs, MC offers the following degrees: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Associate of Science (AS).

MC has almost 60,000 credit and non-credit students. Approximately 60% of local high school students attend MC within a year of graduation. With international students from more than 150 countries, MC campuses are among the most ethnically diverse in the country.

Montgomery College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

General Information

Admission Office

51 Mannakee Street

Rockville, MD 20850

(240) 567-5034

Fax: (240) 567-5037

Contact: Sherman Helberg

Director of Enrollment Management
Main Address

51 Mannakee Street

Rockville, MD 20850

(240) 567-5000

Total undergrads: 24,452

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,965

Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,004


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to allied medical health programs considers standardized test scores, secondary school record, geographical residence, and state residence. Montgomery County residents get first priority; GPA rank within residency category is important.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General A,C

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural Technology A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation A
Arts – General A
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Dance A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Photography A
Theater Design/Stagecraft A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Hotel/Motel Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry C
International Business A
Management Information Systems A,C
Marketing Management C

Communications & Journalism

Advertising A,C
Broadcast Journalism A

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects C
Desktop Publishing A,C
Graphic Communications A,C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A
Printing Management C
Radio/Television Broadcasting C
Recording Arts Technology C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Game design and development A
Information Sciences/Systems A
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Science Teacher Education A


Civil Engineering A
Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Biomedical Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C
Institutional Food Production A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

American Sign Language (ASL) A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Surgical Technology A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A

Personal & Culinary Services

Food Service A,C

Physical Sciences

Physics A

Science Technologies

Biology Technician A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A
Fire and arson investigation C
Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Applied geography A
Cartography C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Montgomery College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (240) 567-5000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 21,260
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 14,946 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,254
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,034
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 66%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,235

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Montgomery College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Montgomery College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 136
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 73
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 135
Construction Trades 41
Education 18
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 67
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 22
Health Professions and Related Programs 712
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 53
Legal Professions and Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 32
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 41
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 41
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Science Technologies/Technicians 21
Social Sciences 41
Visual and Performing Arts 66
Grand total 9766

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Montgomery College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,254
Out-of-state $14,034
Books and supplies $1,792

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,334 66%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,129 56% $5,235
Student loan aid 224 11% $5,085

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 9,731 45% $4,025
Federal student loans 2,075 10% $5,849

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Montgomery College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Montgomery College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Montgomery College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 21,260
Undergraduate enrollment 21,260
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Montgomery College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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