The Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21237
(443) 840-2222
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Community College of Baltimore County is a two-year, public institution located in Maryland’s largest city. The Community College of Baltimore opened two campuses — Catonsville and Essex — in 1957. Dundalk Community College opened in 1971. The county’s three community colleges merged in 1998 becoming the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). The institution also operates extension centers in Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, Randallstown, and the Ridge Road Annex. CCBC offers more than 50 different associate degree programs and more than 100 certificate programs. The school has a student population of 26,271 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Programs Offered

CBCC comprises the School of Applied and Information Technology, the School of Wellness, Education and Social Sciences, the School of Health Professions, the School of Business, Criminal Justice and Law, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Mathematics and Science. Theseacademic divisions offer several associate and certificate programs in areas such as accounting, air traffic control, astronomy, automotive technology, biology, business law, chemistry, computer aided design, dance, dental hygiene, economics, engineering, history, horticulture, interior design, manufacturing, mathematics, medical coding, Native American studies, physics, sociology, theatre, veterinary technology, and world languages. Online classes are available in accounting, medical coding, biology, astronomy, computer science, education, English, and history.


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has accredited the Community College of Baltimore County since 1966.


Prospective students can apply to CBCC by completing and submitting an application online or mailing in a paper form to the admissions office. Applicants will meet with an advisor to brief the prospective student on placement testing. Students will then take placement tests if their SAT scores are below 550 in critical reading, writing, or math. After placement testing, applicants will be able register for courses.

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