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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?

1,064 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at PGCC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 30% of the faculty were full-time.

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Prince George’s Community College Rankings

We have ranked PGCC as #250 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 30 colleges in Maryland, it is ranked at #6.

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 also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#47 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#152 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 PGCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Management Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Prince George’s Community College?

Location of Prince George's Community College

Contact details for PGCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774-2199
Phone: 301-546-7422
Website: www.pgcc.edu

How Do I Get Into PGCC?

You can apply to PGCC online at: https://www.pgcc.edu/admissions-registration/

Prince George's Community 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 Prince George’s Community College?

22% Take Out Loans
17.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At PGCC, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $4,593 a year. That adds up to $18,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at PGCC is 17.1%. 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

3,248 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,885 undergraduate students at PGCC, with 3,248 being full-time and 8,637 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  PGCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,248 full-time undergraduates at PGCC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  PGCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Prince George's Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of PGCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 185
Black or African American 2,114
Hispanic or Latino 528
White 115
International Students 114
Other Races/Ethnicities 192

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

1,009 Took All Classes Online
3,487 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,487 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of PGCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Prince George's Community College was -5.4%. This is the #2,482 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 38%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at PGCC 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 PGCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Accounting #330
Criminal Justice & Corrections #458

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 525 2 527
Nursing 0 90 0 90
General Business/Commerce 0 63 0 63
Management Information Systems 0 58 0 58
Allied Health Professions 0 50 7 57
Information Technology 13 29 0 42
Computer Information Systems 0 25 0 25
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 25 0 25
Business Administration & Management 4 16 2 22
Accounting 6 9 6 21
General Engineering 0 18 0 18
Culinary Arts 0 8 4 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 5 6 11
Legal Support Services 0 5 6 11
Computer Engineering Technology 5 5 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 4 5 1 10
Hospitality Management 3 6 0 9
Human Services 0 9 0 9
Human Resource Management 7 0 0 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 5 0 5
Building Management & Inspection 1 3 0 4
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 4 0 4
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 4 0 0 4
Marketing 0 3 0 3
Computer Programming 3 0 0 3
Engineering Technology (Other) 2 1 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 3 3
Computer Software & Applications 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 2
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 0 2
Computer Systems Networking 1 0 0 1
Fire Protection 0 1 0 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design 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
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 55 972 37 1,064

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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