Public 2 Year

Garrett College

McHenry, Maryland

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Garrett College overview
Location McHenry, Maryland
Online garrettcollege.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Garrett College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Garrett College, established in 1966, is a small public community college located in McHenry, Maryland. Nestled in a rural setting, the campus is marked by its tranquil surroundings in the Appalachian Mountains near Deep Creek Lake, providing a serene environment conducive to academic pursuits. The college is roughly 180 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offering students a blend of quiet campus life with proximity to an urban center. Known for associate degree programs and certificates, Garrett College allows for both full-time and part-time enrollment, and is particularly recognized for its natural resources and wildlife technology program, as well as its adventure sports management program. While the school maintains an open admissions policy, suggesting a non-competitive application process, it pays careful attention to ensuring a good fit for the programs offered. Campus housing is available to students who wish to live on-site, facilitating an engaging educational experience amid the college's scenic backdrop. Garrett College does not have a particular focus on athletics renowned at the intercollegiate level.

Garrett College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  304 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 275 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,792 plus fees of $1,204.


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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Garrett College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,204
Room and Board $7,760
Other Expenses Budget$2,700
Total One Year Cost$15,436

Maryland Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Garrett College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,204
Room and Board $7,760
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$21,456

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Garrett College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 41%
Business 17%
Education 15%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Natural Resources Conservation 7%

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