Montgomery College
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 567-5000
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Montgomery College is a two-year, public institution in Rockville, Md. The college was founded in 1946, taking over the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus first occupied by Bliss Electrical School. Montgomery College operates three campuses — Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Rockville, and Germantown — opened in 1950, 1965, and 1975, respectively. The institution also operates the Gaithersburg Business Training Center, the Westfield South Center, and several other continuing education locations. The college has a student population of 26,996 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Programs Offered

Montgomery College offers certificate and associate degree programs in several areas for students interested in improving job skills, preparing to transfer to a four-year program, or professionals looking for a career change. Programs are available in areas including accounting, aerospace engineering, American sign language, applied geography, architectural/construction technology, art, art history, bioengineering, broadcast journalism, civil engineering, communication studies, computer applications, computer science, criminal justice, education, fire and emergency services management, graphic design, illustration, interior design, mathematics, physics, radio, and television. Montgomery also offers online and blended programs through the Blackboard learning management system. Online courses are available in areas including anthropology, business, biology, computer science, English, mathematics, network security, music, nutrition, sociology, and women’s studies. Online courses offered vary between semesters.


Montgomery College has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1968.


Montgomery College requires prospective students to submit an application with a $25 processing fee. Students will be required to create a Web Admissions login ID and PIN if applying online. New students will also be required to take placement tests in English and reading through Accuplacer exams. Individuals who have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or have completed college-level English and/or mathematics course work, are exempt from placement testing. After this testing, students will meet with a counselor who will advise them and help them enroll in first semester courses. Students will register and pay for classes online.

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