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 Garrett College 

Name: Garrett College
President: Richard MacLennan
City: McHenry
State: MD
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural, Distant
Year Established: 1971

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Garrett College


Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 850
Part Time: 23.9%
Full Time:  76.1%

Male: 45.1%
Female: 54.9%

African American: 15.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.6%
Hispanic: 1.1%
Native American: 0.1%
White: 80.8%
Other: 2.2%



Garrett College President

Richard MacLennan


Garrett College Board Chair

Albert Coviello
Board Chair

Quote from the President

"We pride ourselves in our ability to capitalize on the unique natural surroundings and culture of Garrett County. The hands on nature of many of our degree programs expands our classrooms beyond four walls and provides valuable field experiences for our students. Through strong relationship building we encourage frequent and meaningful interactions with the community to ensure that our programs mirror the needs of the people we serve."

Interesting Facts

  • Garrett County provides full-tuition scholarships for all county high school graduates who attend Garrett College. The scholarship, which is also available to graduates of home school programs, may be used for both academic and professional/technical programs of study.
  • Two distinct signature programs capitalize on the rich natural surroundings of Western Maryland.  Associate degree programs in adventure sports management and natural resources and wildlife technology leverage the regions expansive natural and recreational resources to provide students with hands-on learning experiences. 
  • Every kindergarten student in Garrett County has the opportunity to participate in the college’s 'I Can Swim' program. This weeklong program, developed in collaboration with the Garrett College Foundation and county public schools, will provide age-appropriate swimming and safety instruction one kindergarten class at a time, throughout the academic year.
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