Name: Frederick Community College
President: Elizabeth Burmaster
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1957
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS Data2013 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 6,050
Part Time: 63%
Full Time: 37%
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.4%
Black or African American: 12.9%
Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
Two or More Races: 3.5%
Debra S. Borden
Quote from the President
“Frederick Community College (FCC) prepares students to be successful in an ever-changing world, one where respect for diversity and global awareness truly matters. We are in the business of improving lives in our region, and we encourage lifelong learning for all who make our community their home.”
- FCC is home to the Catoctin Center for Regional Studies, which researches the history and culture of central Maryland and neighboring states. Students collect oral histories of the civil rights movement, World War II, and Vietnam War, among other hands-on projects.
- The college has a wood-fired kiln that allows artists to create rustic surfaces on ceramics through a more environmentally sustainable method of firing. The kiln supports the Visual Ceramic Artist Workshop series that brings nationally and internationally recognized artists to FCC classrooms.
- The Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education is a collaborative arrangement among Frederick, Carroll, and Howard Community Colleges. The center offers six degree and certificate programs and more than a dozen short-term training and continuing education options in burgeoning healthcare fields.