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Garrett College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Garrett College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Garrett College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Garrett College was awarded 32 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Garrett Community College is ranked #2,372 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Garrett Community College is also ranked #38 out of 39 schools in Maryland.

See all of the rankings for Garrett College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Garrett Community College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Garrett College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Garrett College admissions.

Garrett College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Garrett College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Garrett College is 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Garrett College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Garrett College is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Garrett College.

Garrett College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 651 undergraduates at Garrett Community College with 412 being full-time and 239 being part-time.

How Much Does Garrett College Cost?

The overall average net price of Garrett Community College is $8,011. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Garrett Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,611 $6,581 $9,445 $10,211 $8,984

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Garrett Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Garrett Community College, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $5,160 a year. That adds up to $20,640 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Garrett Community College is 18.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Garrett Community College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Garrett Community College make around $27,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 31% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Garrett College make the most money.

Location of Garrett College

Garrett College is a public institution located in McHenry, Maryland. Garrett Community College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Contact details for Garrett Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541
Phone: 301-387-3000

Garrett College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Garrett College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Garrett Community College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 342 students took at least one online class at Garrett College. This is an increase from the 314 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 342 55
2017-2018 314 34
2016-2017 212 14
2015-2016 226 20
2013-2014 155 9

Learn more about online learning at Garrett College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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