Why Attend Carroll?

Better Learning Support

Personal attention from faculty whose primary job is to help you learn will enhance your chances for success. Carroll’s professors are available to help you in and out of the classroom, and free tutoring is available when you need that extra assistance.

Better Class Size

Carroll classes typically have from 10 to 35 students. Freshman lectures at many universities have 250 or more students. Enjoy the better learning opportunities offered by Carroll’s small classes.

Better Technology

Carroll has invested in state-of-the-market technology used by leading businesses. With fewer students per computer than most other colleges, this technology is readily available to students.  Students who transfer from Carroll to four-year universities often comment on how they miss the superior technology they enjoyed at Carroll.

Better Value

Carroll’s tuition and fees are lower than other colleges because of support from the county and state. A year at Carroll is half the cost of a year at a University of Maryland campus, and a fourth to a seventh of the cost of a private college. Why pay two to seven times more? Enjoy a better freshman year at Carroll and save money for university tuition. Better yet, complete your first two years of college at Carroll and double your savings!

Begin any bachelor’s degree at Carroll

Want a bachelor’s degree in psychology? Communications? Biology? With proper advising and planning you can complete the first two years of any baccalaureate degree and transfer with no loss of credits. A Carroll education can start your college journey no matter what your destination.

Careers for the 21st Century

Carroll has one-year certificates and two-year degrees in a wide variety of career fields to prepare you for immediate entry into the workforce.

Transition to New Careers

Each year, Carroll Community College serves thousands of individuals who have made the decision to return to college. With a wide variety of career degree and certificate programs, Carroll Community College is the leader in providing higher education opportunities to county adults transitioning to new careers or preparing to return to the workforce.

Professional Certifications

Students looking for professional certifications to upgrade their credentials and skills have found courses and programs at Carroll Community College to be an unbeatable value! Information technology professionals, as well as those new to the field, can prepare for industry certifications in CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster), A+ PC Repair Technician, or Network+. Real estate brokers and agents will find courses to comply with the Maryland Real Estate Commission’s continuing education time requirements for license renewal. Carroll offers Maryland State Department of Education approved coursework to elementary and secondary school teachers in need of MSDE certification and renewal. The college, a member of the Maryland Community College Association for Continuing Education and Training, is an accredited provider of continuing education by the American Nursing Credentialing Centers’ Commission on Accreditation.

Job Skills Upgrade

Many returning adults wish to update their skills rather than pursuing a specific degree program or certification. A broad variety of credit and non-credit offerings each year allow students to efficiently gain the expertise to advance their careers.

Lifelong Learning

Interested in the arts, improving your home and garden skills, or finding out more about local state, national and global issues. Continuing Education and Training offers a wide variety of courses that match your personal interests. Personal enrichment courses are ideal for many who want to acquire new skills but without the commitment of a credit course. These courses are offered to meet personal development needs, but may also carry over into a professional field. Special programming is designed for youth, senior adults and families.

Flexible Learning Options

Students, both young and old, can take advantage of a variety of course delivery options. In addition to hundreds of credit and continuing education courses offered on campus during the week, Carroll’s Saturday classes are a great way for many students to work towards their academic and career goals. A multitude of credit and non-credit online courses and telecourses allow busy adults an alternative way to learn in the comfort of their homes.


Carroll Community College is a state approved two-year college. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on the Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

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