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Montgomery College Overview

Montgomery College is a public institution situated in Rockville, Maryland. Rockville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Montgomery College Known For?

3,066 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Montgomery College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.

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Montgomery College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Montgomery College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#35 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Montgomery College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Montgomery College?

Location of Montgomery College

Contact details for Montgomery College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-567-5000
Website: www.montgomerycollege.edu

How Do I Get Into Montgomery College?

You can apply to Montgomery College online at: www.montgomerycollege.edu/admissions/StudentForms/StudentForms.htm

Montgomery College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Montgomery College?

11% Take Out Loans
10.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Montgomery College, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $4,898 a year. That adds up to $19,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montgomery College is 10.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Montgomery College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,571 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,720 undergraduate students at Montgomery College, with 7,571 being full-time and 14,149 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Montgomery College

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,571 full-time undergraduates at Montgomery College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Montgomery College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montgomery College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Montgomery College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 993
Black or African American 1,931
Hispanic or Latino 1,875
White 1,450
International Students 1,019
Other Races/Ethnicities 303

Over 116 countries are represented at Montgomery College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Montgomery College

1,662 Took All Classes Online
5,984 Took At Least One Class Online
4.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,984 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Montgomery College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Montgomery College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montgomery College was 4.4%. This is the #1,713 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Montgomery College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Montgomery College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 14%
Computer Information Systems 33%
Computer Programming 10%
Computer Software & Applications 42%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 9%
Liberal Arts General Studies 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Montgomery College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Montgomery College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Information Systems #130
General Business/Commerce #136
Computer & Information Sciences #297
Criminal Justice & Corrections #314
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #354
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #392
Liberal Arts General Studies #392

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Montgomery College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 1,288 5 1,294
General Business/Commerce 0 432 0 432
Computer Information Systems 0 165 0 165
General Engineering 0 122 0 122
Design & Applied Arts 11 100 10 121
Nursing 0 105 0 105
Information Technology 1 67 0 68
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 63 0 63
Health & Medical Administrative Services 30 29 0 59
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 2 40 3 45
Communication & Media Studies 0 44 0 44
Allied Health Professions 0 43 0 43
Audiovisual Communications 26 0 13 39
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 16 19 0 35
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 23 9 0 32
Legal Support Services 16 13 0 29
Hospitality Management 0 23 0 23
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 23 0 23
Graphic Communications 18 3 0 21
Computer Engineering Technology 5 15 0 20
Accounting 18 1 0 19
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 19 0 19
Fine & Studio Arts 0 18 0 18
Human Development & Family Studies 0 10 7 17
Geography & Cartography 12 3 0 15
Building Management & Inspection 3 11 0 14
American Sign Language 9 5 0 14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 14 0 14
Data Entry 2 11 0 13
Public Health 0 13 0 13
Horticulture 9 3 0 12
Computer Software & Applications 5 7 0 12
Other Communication Technology 0 11 0 11
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 0 11
Other Health Professions 0 0 11 11
Computer Programming 10 0 0 10
Mental & Social Health Services 0 10 0 10
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 8 0 0 8
Business Administration & Management 7 0 0 7
Fire Protection 5 2 0 7
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 6 0 0 6
Homeland Security 0 2 4 6
Management Information Systems 3 0 0 3
Ethnic Studies 3 0 0 3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 2 0 0 2
Data Processing 2 0 0 2
Writing Studies 2 0 0 2
Recreation Administration 2 0 0 2
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 1 1
Health & Physical Education 1 0 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 258 2,754 54 3,066

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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