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Study at Montgomery College

Montgomery College was established in 1946. The college has approximately 60, 000 credit and non-credit students and employs over 1, 500 faculty members. This open access community college has three other campuses in:

  • Germantown
  • Rockville
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring
The off-campus sites of Montgomery College are:

  • The Business Training Center
  • Westfield South
The college offers 2-year associate's degrees and many professional certificates in arts, applied science, teaching, fine arts, and science.

The sports teams of the college are nicknamed the Knights. Eglon Daley, famous painter; Jerome Williams, former NBA basketball player; Tori Amos, a noted pianist; and Barbara Walsh, an American musical theatre actress, are distinguished alumni of the college.

Profile of Montgomery College

The campus of Montgomery College is in Rockville, MD, which is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Montgomery College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering, photography and commercial art, and liberal arts.

Montgomery College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Montgomery College an attractive choice for many applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Montgomery College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 23, 866 students enrolled (14, 184 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"CHANGING LIVES: we are in the business of changing lives. Students are the center of our universe. We encourage continuous learning for our students, our faculty, our staff, and our community. ENRICHING OUR COMMUNITY: We are the community's college. We are the place for intellectual, cultural, social, and political dialogue. We serve a global community. HOLDING OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE: We are accountable for key results centered around learning. We will be known for academic excellence by every high school student and community member. We inspire intellectual development through a commitment to the arts and scciences. We lead in meeting economic and workforce development needs. WE WILL TEND TO OUR INTERNAL SPIRIT. We are committed to high academic and performance standards, and take pride in our collective achievements. We are welcoming, compassionate, and service-oriented to our diverse communities. We operate in a creative, innovative, flexible, and responsive manner. We practice collaboration, openness, honesty, and widely shared communications. Integrity, trust, and respect quide our actions. We value and respect academic vitality and excellence. Our spirit is renewed through enthusiasm, celebration, a sense of humor, and fun. "

Montgomery College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts956liberal arts and humanities, liberal arts and sciences, geography, geography courses, sign language translation, technical and business writing
Business and Management328business, accounting technology, business management, human resources, management information systems, business administration, merchandising and sales
Photography and Commercial Art97commercial art, commercial photography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine95registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering78computer and info science, computer applications programming, web design, data processing tech, computer programming, computer networking, systems analyst
Medical Support and Technology76radiation therapist, mental health services tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, surgical tech
Engineering Technician64architectural drafting, computer systems tech
Media57audiovisual tech, communications tech courses, radio and TV tech, animation and special effects, printing equipment operation
Mechanics and Repair54automobile mechanics
Construction Trades44building inspection and management
Law38legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement37criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Education and Teaching31elementary school teaching, early childhood education, Spanish teaching, math teaching, physics teaching
Hospitality22hotel management
Family and Social Work20child care provider
Design19interior design
Medical administration18medical records tech
Therapy and Counselling15physical therapist assistant
office and Administration15data entry
Art Studies14art studies
Science and Laboratory Technician13biology tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts11restaurant and catering management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9parks and recreation management, health and fitness
Landscaping and Horticulture6applied horticulture

Contact: Montgomery College

Montgomery College

900 Hungerford Drive

Rockville, MD 20850

General Phone: (240) 567-5000


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