Name: Frederick Community College
President: Douglas D. Browning
Campus Setting: Small City, Suburban
Year Established: 1957
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2011 IPEDS Data2011 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 6,159
Part Time: 64.6%
Full Time: 35.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 5.2%
Native American: 0.5%
Douglas D. Browning
Dixie J. Miller
Quote from the President
“Frederick Community College 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.”
- African American enrollment rose from 33% this fall compared to fall 2008, while Hispanic enrollment has increased by 36%. Students of color now comprise 28% of FCC’s current population.
- 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 new 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.