"We empower our students to change their lives, and we enrich the life of our community.
We are accountable for our results." -- Montgomery College Mission Statement
Our mission, vision, and core values reflect who we are as an institution and demonstrate why we are so dedicated to our students and their success. Learn more about the College's mission, vision for the future, and guiding principles.
Our students learn from a talented and award-winning faculty made up of academic leaders
and industry experts who are engaged in the subjects they teach and committed to empowering
With an 18:1 student-teacher ratio and small classes, students can get to know their instructors and develop partnerships that foster growth and achievement.
Founded in 1946, Montgomery College began as an evening college at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, with eight faculty members serving an initial student body of just 186 students.
Since then, as the College's programs have expanded and adapted to serve the needs of county residents, more than half a million students have attended Montgomery College.