• 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 Community College is Carroll County's premier learning community for convenient, affordable, state-of-the-market postsecondary training, baccalaureate preparation, and lifelong education. As a learning-centered college that is imbued with integrity, Carroll embraces student learning as its primary and defining mission, encourages students to be full and active partners in learning, creates an environment supporting student and organizational learning, assesses learning outcomes and uses the results to improve learning, and evaluates all areas of the college by how well they support learning. View our  Compass Strategic Priorities.

  • Values

    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.

  • Facts At A Glance

  • Enrollment

    Total credit and noncredit students served in 2016-17 11,842
    Total full-time-equivalent (FTE) in 2016-17 2,724
    Fall 2017 credit headcount 3,021
    Under age 20 1,351
    Age 20–24 931
    Age 25–39 530
    Age 40 and above 209
    Carroll County resident 88%
    Other Maryland 9%
    Out-of-state 3%
    Average class size 18
    Most popular majors Arts and Sciences
      General Studies
      Business Administration
      Teacher Education
    Associate degrees awarded in 2016-17 582
    Top transfer destinations Towson University
      University of Maryland - College Park
      University of Maryland Baltimore County
      University of Maryland University College
      Stevenson University
      McDaniel College
      Salisbury University
    Continuing Education noncredit students in 2015-16 7,408
    Businesses provided customized training and services in 2016-17 57


    2016-17 Operating Budget $32,041,975
    Revenue sources:  
    Student tuition/fees 40%
    County 32%
    State 25%
    Other 3%
    Tuition per billable hour, Carroll County residents 2016-17 $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 2016-17 $5,513,529


    Total employees in Fall 2017 577
    Full-time 263
    Part-time 314
    Smart technology all classrooms
    Wireless networking campus-wide
    Library volumes, print and e-books 195,237
    Number of full-text journals available online 18,508
    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

    FY2019 Strategic Initiatives

    Compass Strategic Priorities

    2020 Strategic Priorities

    Student Achievement

    Continuously enhance instructional program quality and effectiveness to increase student achievement, retention and program completion.

    Enrollment Development

    Respond to community and student needs through innovation and resourcefulness in instructional programming, course delivery and scheduling, student services and effective communications.

    County Economic Development

    Support Carroll County business and workforce development through career and professional education, contract training and consulting services, and partnerships with local businesses and economic development agencies.

    Advancing Excellence

    Invest in the college’s employees, technology and decision support systems to further the college’s excellence.

    Resource Management

    Implement resource management strategies to respond to anticipated levels of governmental support and fund the college’s priorities.

  • 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.