• Mission

    Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community.

    Carroll Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. View the entire mission statement.

  • Vision

    Carroll is our community’s first choice for learning. View our Compass Strategic Priorities.

  • Values

    At Carroll Community College, we demonstrate the following values in all we do:

    Community: Carroll is the community’s college, and building community is highlighted in its mission statement. Through associate degree programs, career education, support for entrepreneurs, corporate training, kids’ summer camps, adult personal enrichment, cultural events, athletics, and its many partnerships with community and governmental organizations, the College is dedicated to enriching the community it serves.

    Accountability: The College is a good steward of the public’s trust and is transparent and accountable in all it does. It assesses its mission accomplishment through benchmarked institutional effectiveness measures, national and state peer comparisons, and regular program reviews. Student learning outcomes are continuously assessed and curricula revised to ensure the highest quality educational experience for students. Assessment data are regularly shared with the College’s governing board, the County government, and the public.

    Respect: Carroll Community College is an organization that values, recognizes, and rewards just, humane, honest, and respectful human interaction; ethical and truthful representation of the college to students and the community; positive and collaborative problem-solving; and solutions-oriented action. Carroll fosters engagement and a sense of belonging by providing a safe learning and working environment that models respect, acceptance, inclusion, and empathy towards diverse ways of thinking and being. 

    Reflection: Inscribed within the Seal of Carroll Community College are three ideals of an educated person: “Knowledge, Truth and Wisdom.” To inspire these ideals, the College encourages students and employees to reflect on their learning and personal experiences to build knowledge, distinguish truth and develop wisdom.   

    Opportunity: Carroll strives to provide an affordable education accessible to all who can benefit from its offerings, with transitional education to prepare students for college work and flexible learning options including online and evening classes to fit our students’ busy lives.

    Learning: The words “Enter to Learn” are chiseled above the College’s main entrance, heralding its primary and defining mission. The phrase is also emblematic of Carroll’s institutional culture of organizational learning and continuous improvement.   

    Leadership: Carroll challenges its students and employees to take responsibility for and control of their lives and become engaged citizens and leaders in their chosen careers. Similarly, the College embraces the challenge of being a thought leader in the community it serves.

  • Enrollment

    Total credit and noncredit students served in 2017-18 11,288
    Total full-time-equivalent (FTE) in 2017-18 2,545
    Fall credit headcount 3,050
    Under age 20 1,446
    Age 20–24 874
    Age 25–39 530
    Age 40 and above 200
    Carroll County resident 89%
    Other Maryland 11%
    Out-of-state Less than 1%
    Average class size 18
    Most popular majors Arts and Sciences
      General Studies
      Business Administration
      Teacher Education
    Associate degrees awarded in 2017-18 507
    Top transfer destinations Towson University
      University of Maryland - College Park
      Stevenson University
      McDaniel College
      University of Maryland Baltimore County 
      Salisbury University
    Continuing Education noncredit students in 2017-18 7,309
    Businesses provided customized training and services in 2017-18 56


    2017-18 Operating Budget $32,506,750
    Revenue sources:  
       Student tuition/fees 37%
       County 35%
       State 26%
    Other 2%
    Tuition per billable hour, Carroll County residents 2017-18 $136
    Cost of typical three-credit course with fees (in-county) $516
    Annual tuition and fees for full-time, in-county student (30 credits per year) $5,160
    Total financial aid awarded in 2017-18 $4,763,967


    Total employees in Fall 2018 591
    Full-time 270
    Part-time 321
    Smart technology all classrooms
    Wireless networking campus-wide
    Library volumes, print and e-books 194,779
    Number of full-text journals available online 18,493
    Number of online research databases 42
    Size of Washington Road campus 80 acres

    Contact Information

    General information/offices not listed below410-386-8000
    Admissions (credit)410-386-8430
    Advising and counseling410-386-8435
    Business Training Group410-386-8095
    Continuing Education and Training410-386-8100
    Financial Aid410-386-8437
    Miller Center for Small Business410-386-8012
    Records and Registration410-386-8440
    TTY via Maryland Relay711 or  800-735-2258
  • Planning and Priorities

  • College Planning Document

    Strategic Plan 2020

    FY2020 strategic initiatives to advance Compass 2020 priorities.
    Endorsed by the Planning Advisory Council, September 16, 2019

    Compass Strategic Priorities

    2025 Strategic Priorities

    Guiding College Planning through June 30, 2025

    Priority 1 Student Success

    Provide an empowering educational experience to support students from initial contact through completion of their educational goals.

    Priority 2 Career and Economic Development

    Expand community partnerships to support economic development, and introduce programs to meet emerging workforce needs and attract new student populations to the College.

    Priority 3 Diversity and Global Citizenship

    Prepare students for diverse work environments and a dynamic, connected global community.

    Priority 4 Institutional Excellence

    Assess institutional effectiveness and act on the results to ensure academic rigor, program impact, continuous improvement, and institutional advancement.

    Priority 5 Resource Management

    Garner and shepherd resources to accomplish the College’s mission and vision, attract and retain a diverse, highly skilled faculty and staff, and ensure student,faculty, staff, and visitor safety.

    Approved by the Board of Trustees on March 20, 2019.

  • Become a Credit Student

    Carroll offers a variety of programs designed for academic and career-oriented preparation. We have transfer agreements with numerous 4-year colleges and universities, making Carroll the smart choice for students seeking a seamless transition.

  • Non-Credit Options

    Our Continuing Education division offers more than 1,000 on-campus, online and hybrid classes to help you enhance your career, empower your employees or enrich your personal interests.