Prince George’s Community College Overview
Prince George's Community College is a public institution situated in Largo, Maryland. PGCC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Prince George’s Community College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at PGCC.
- In 2017-2018, 31% of the faculty were full-time.
Prince George’s Community College Rankings
PGCC is ranked #491 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list.
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.
PGCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#140||Best Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at PGCC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards PGCC has earned from around the web.
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|#96||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
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Where Is Prince George’s Community College?
Contact details for PGCC are given below.
|Address:||301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774-2199|
How Do I Get Into PGCC?
You can apply to PGCC online at: https://www.pgcc.edu/admissions--registration/how-to-apply/
Can I Afford Prince George’s Community College?
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 PGCC, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $4,810 a year. That adds up to $19,240 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at PGCC is 16.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Prince George’s Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,504 full-time undergraduates at PGCC, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Prince George's Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,277|
|Hispanic or Latino||593|
Over 18 countries are represented at PGCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Jamaica, and Cameroon.
Online Learning at Prince George’s Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at PGCC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of PGCC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Prince George's Community College was 229.2%. This is the #254 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at PGCC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of PGCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||1%|
|Legal Support Services||35%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||16%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||16%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at PGCC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at PGCC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Legal Support Services||#12|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#33|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#48|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#48|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#48|
|Business Administration & Management||#109|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#157|
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%.
Prince George’s Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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