301 Largo Rd
Largo, MD 20774
Accrediting Agency:Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Prince George’s Community College is a two-year, public institution in Largo, Md. The school was founded in 1958. Today, the institution has a student population of 14,647 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. According to its site, PGCC has a been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Security Two-Year Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for 2010-2015. Prince George’s is also recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change, the only community college to receive this distinction, according to the school’s website.
PGCC comprises the divisions of health sciences, learning foundations, liberal arts, sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, and social sciences and business. These divisions offers associate and certificate programs in areas including accounting, African American studies, art, biology, business administration, business management, computer science, computer-aided drafting, construction management, criminal justice, culinary arts, dietetics, economics, electronic engineering technology, human services, mathematics, media production, music, nursing, physical education, ornamental horticulture, paralegal studies, physical education, and psychology. PGCC also offers online degree and certificate programs. Online associate degrees are available in accounting, business management, criminal justice, and general studies with options in economics, pre-law, psychology, criminal justice, business administration, accounting, or paralegal. Online certificate programs are available in accounting, criminal justice technology, general management, paralegal/legal assistant, small business management, or transfer studies. Individual distance learning courses are available in several formats including hybrid and fully online curriculums.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has accredited Prince George’s Community College since 1969.
Applicants to PGCC must submit a completed application form with a $25 fee. Prospective students must also submit an official high school transcript or GED. Students may be required to take college placement tests, though adequate SAT or ACT scores often waive the need for these. Students will meet with a college advisor to review test results and register for classes. After registration, students will receive an e-mail familiarizing that student with Owl Link, the college’s web-based system. High school students may also apply for concurrent enrollment. These students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or equivalent and be 16 or older. Concurrently enrolled students may not take more than two courses each semester.