Fast Facts

FAFSA 2017-2018

NEW – FAFSA applications are now due earlier, on October 1. (FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Customized Training

Annually, community colleges provide customized training to more than 1,200 Maryland businesses and organizations – upgrading the skills of over 80,000 employees.

Half the State’s Undergrads Taught at a Maryland Community College

Maryland’s community colleges teach 50% of the State’s undergraduates.

Who Attends Maryland’s Community Colleges

Each year, nearly 500,000 Marylanders attend one of Maryland’s 16 Community Colleges; 150,000 in credit programs and 350,000 in continuing education and workforce development courses.

Cybersecurity Jobs Outlook

Cybersecurity consultant positions will grow by 37% from 2012 to 2022, with the median 2012 starting salary at $86,000.

Importance of Postsecondary Experience

Over the next 10 years, 69% of Maryland jobs will require some kind of postsecondary experience.

Licensure and Certification Training

Maryland community colleges provide licensure and certification training in over 130 occupations to over 100,000 students annually.

Community Colleges Save You Money

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, who attend 2 of 4 years at their local community college and then transfer to a 4-year state university, can save approximately $8,000 on tuition alone.