• 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 FY20  9,177
    Total full-time-equivalent (FTE) FY20 2,361
    Fall credit headcount Fall 2020 3,060
    Under age 20 Fall 2020 1,625
    Age 20–24 Fall 2020 786
    Age 25–39 Fall 2020 488
    Age 40 and above Fall 2020 161
    Carroll County resident Fall 2020 90%
    Other Maryland Fall 2020 7%
    Out-of-state Fall 2020 > 1%
    Average class size Fall 2020 18
    Most popular majors   Arts and Sciences
        General Studies
        Business Administration
    Associate degrees awarded FY20  492
    Top transfer destinations   Towson University
        University of Maryland - College Park
        University of Maryland - Baltimore County
        Stevenson University 
        University of Maryland Global Campus
        Salisbury University
    Continuing Education noncredit students FY20  5,038
    Businesses provided customized training and services FY20  38


    Operating Budget FY20 $33,199,486
    Revenue sources:   
       Student tuition/fees FY20 34%
       County FY2037%
       State FY2026%
       Other FY20 3%
    Tuition per billable hour, Carroll County residents FY21$136
    Cost of typical three-credit course with fees (in-county) FY21 $516
    Annual tuition and fees for full-time, in-county student (30 credits per year) FY21$5,160
    Total financial aid awarded FY20$5,234,252


    Total employees Fall 2020 522
    Full-time Fall 2020  275
    Part-time Fall 2020 247
    Smart technology  all classrooms
    Wireless networking  campus-wide
    Library volumes, print and e-books FY20 200,285
    Number of full-text journals available online FY2019,162
    Number of online research databases FY20 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.