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Garrett College: Narrative Description


687 Mosser Rd., PO Box 151
McHenry, MD 21541-0151
Tel: (301)387-3000; Admissions: (301)387-3046; Fax: (301)387-3055; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 62-acre rural campus. Research spending 2002-03: $19,371. Educational spending 2002-03: $3638 per student. Total enrollment: 614. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. Full-time: 377 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 237 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 1 other country, 20% from outof-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 8% live on campus, 48% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2280 full-time, $76 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5160 full-time, $172 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6450 full-time, $215 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $570 full-time, $18 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4935. College room only: $2510. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all; national fraternities; 20% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Wildlife Club, Raiders of the Lost Arts, student government. Major annual events: Back to College Event, GCC/ACC basketball game, Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 60 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resource Center with 24,230 books, 7,969 microform titles, 87 serials, 2,151 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $254,723. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Garrett County is a rural area of approximately 29,000 year-round inhabitants, most of whom are employed in small business, education, agriculture and tourism. It is also a four-season resort area with seasonal swells in population. The natural resources of the region are conducive to the college's three signature programs: Adventure sports, Agricultural Management, and Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology.

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