ABOUT FCC

ABOUT FCC

Learn more about Frederick Community College. Our history, leadership, accreditation and offerings make us an integral part of the community.

Each year, more than 16,000 students take a diverse scope of courses at Frederick Community College, located in Frederick, Maryland.
 
FCC offers affordable tuition, comprehensive courses, and convenient learning options for students of all ages. Our tuition and fees are about half of what they are at four-year public colleges in Maryland, and financial aid options help make learning more accessible for all students.
 
Our vast range of courses includes quality instruction in more than 85 degree and certificate programs as well as workforce training and continuing education to meet the needs and interests of all our community members. 
 
Our flexible course schedules feature weekday, evening, and weekend courses available year-round. In addition, many FCC courses are available online as web-based alternatives.
 
FCC proudly embraces and showcases academics, arts, athletics, and more to provide pathways to success for all types of students. We invite you to explore all that we have to offer today.

Student Success

In 2015, President Barack Obama announced America’s College Promise, including focused expectations for community colleges:

Building High-Quality Community Colleges: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that either (1) are academic programs that fully transfer to local public four-year colleges and universities, giving students a chance to earn half of the credit they need for a four-year degree, or (2) are occupational training programs with high graduation rates and that lead to degrees and certificates that are in demand among employers. 

Frederick Community College remains committed to offering prevalent academic and occupational programs and to provide support so more students graduate with transferable credits and in-demand skills. As FCC graduation rates increase, more students from diverse learning areas become better prepared for continued academic or workforce success.
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Campus History
 
In our 59-year history, FCC has grown from 77 students to more than 16,000 students registered this past year in the academic and continuing education and 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 our permanent home on Opossumtown Pike.
 
About Frederick, Maryland
 
Frederick, Maryland is located about an hour northwest of Washington, D.C. and an hour west of Baltimore. The city is the second largest in Maryland and has a 50-block historic district with many buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Frederick has a variety of attractions, including Civil War sites, museums, parks, recreational facilities, wineries, antique shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.