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Why Montgomery College?Why Montgomery College?
Why Montgomery College?

As a student here, you’ll find the support, guidance, education, and opportunities to be inspired, empowered, and accomplished—to be your best you.

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We’re All About Transforming the Community College Experience

We embrace our role as both a college and a community. We are learners. Seekers. Strivers. Achievers. Defined by a common goal to do better, be better, and make a better world.

Montgomery College believes in the vision, promise, and potential of the people, businesses, and educational excellence of our community—and we are determined to do everything possible to provide access to quality higher education that empowers everyone to achieve success and create meaningful change.


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Academic Programs and Courses
Academic Programs & Courses
Inspiring, Engaging, and Relevant

At Montgomery College, one of the foundations of our academic programs and courses is the ability to take what you learn and effectively apply it in the world.

Our focus on relevant experiential learning is why we’re a major provider of teachers, nurses, bio-technicians, and other high-demand professionals in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Additionally, we transfer nearly 5,000 students a year to four-year colleges and universities, helping students continue their path toward achieving their goals.



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Education Made for You
Achieving the Promise Starts with Meeting Your Needs

Responding to the needs of students and society, Montgomery College’s access to education provides relevant opportunities and a supportive environment for you to realize your goals.  Everyone has the opportunity to be successful here regardless of their background or situation, and we work to provide you with the right tools, pathways, flexibility, and convenience to make your experience here positive and successful.



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Education Made for You
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Affordability
Affordability
Affordable Access, Exceptional Value

From the very beginning, Montgomery College has been committed to providing educational value both through the excellence of our academic programs and a determined effort to keep our tuition costs low.

We firmly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to attend college, and we offer many types of financial aid, grants, work study opportunities, and scholarships—including more than 300 MC Foundation scholarships.

If you want to attend Montgomery College, we’ll go above and beyond to help make your dream happen. 



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Multiple Locations & Online
Convenient and Flexible To Your Needs

Making a Montgomery College education accessible also means making it easy to get to your classes.

Our three campuses—Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring—serve the educational needs of students in the northern, central, and southern parts of Montgomery County and sit within easy reach of public transportation and major roads. We also provide shuttle service between all the campuses.

Evening and weekend classes, Workforce Development & Continuing Education's extensive non-credit and training courses, as well as a broad range of online education programs, ensure that you can have access to an education anytime, anywhere.



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Campus Life
It’s Not Just About Classes

Life at Montgomery College isn’t all about going to classes and hitting the books.

Our students participate in 130 clubs and organizations across our three campuses, including student government, sports teams and intramurals, religious and spiritual life groups, academic and social organizations, and special interest clubs.

With a diverse student population, you will experience people and cultures from 159 countries and every imaginable background.  

So Montgomery College is a place where you can learn more about the world around you. 



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Athletics
Purple Pride Runs Strong

Montgomery County, Maryland, is Raptor Country.  

Montgomery College’s men’s and women’s sports teams consistently score at the top, having won numerous National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) titles in soccer, basketball, baseball, and track and field.

Students are encouraged to participate in our athletic and intramural programs, as well as come out and support our teams as they compete against schools from Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic.

Whether playing or cheering in the stands, our students show that Purple Pride is strong at Montgomery College.



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Faculty and Staff
Faculty & Staff
Engaged Educators, Helpful Guides

There’s a reason why Montgomery College has been in the  New York Times’ list of best community colleges in the country—the strength and dedication of our faculty.

Students learn from a talented and award-winning faculty comprised of academic leaders and industry experts who are passionate and engaged in the subjects they teach, bringing contemporary and innovative ideas to their classrooms.

Small classes and a low teacher-to-student ratio allow our students and faculty to get to know each other, collaborate, and create a partnership that fosters growth and achievement.



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MC Facts & Figures
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Average Class Size
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Maryland Professor of the Year Recipients
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National Championship Athletic Titles
130
Student Clubs and Organizations
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Straight Talk About MC
Want to know what life at Montgomery College is really like? Hear it directly from those who know Montgomery College best: our students.

We’ve given eight students representing a variety of age groups, campuses, and interests, space to blog about their experiences as Montgomery College students, both inside and outside the classroom. Learn about the ups, the downs, and just about everything in between that makes being a student at the College so uniquely life changing—and challenging.

This first person video and blog series is straight talk from our students. So take a look and start connecting with them. Comment directly to them and ask your own questions.

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