Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD 21702
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Frederick Community College (FCC) is located in Frederick, Maryland. FCC was established back in 1957. This school is dedicated to helping students to move forward in their lives. It provides students with various academic programs that can enrich their lives while opening up new career prospects. FCC has more than 85 degree programs and continuing education programs. It currently serves over 6,000 students and offers them all a safe college experience. The campus has on-site security that looks after the grounds 24/7. Students will be able to enjoy a smooth college experience while pursuing associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas.


FCC has a very thorough Associate's degree in nursing program. This program is designed to prepare students to give patients the best possible care in all medical environments. This school offers both daytime courses and night courses for students as a convenience. There is also a transition to RN program for LPNs, Army Medics, Paramedics, Navy Corpsmen, and Air Force Technicians. Students will be able to take advantage of several partnership agreements to transfer credits over to a bachelor degree program at a larger four-year school, as well. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students6,220
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 56
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 91.5%
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$120/credit
In State Students$262/credit
Out of State Students$355/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,400 $11,790 $15,975
ADN 70 $8,400 $18,340 $24,850
BSN 125 $15,000 $32,750 $44,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 45% of Frederick Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 25% $4,685
Other Federal Grant 4% $400
State Grant & Scholarships 10% $1,273
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $1,090
Federal Student Loans 14% $5,095
Private Loans -- $6,500


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,079
$30,001 to $48,000$5,622
$48,001 to $75,000$8,501
$75,001 to $110,000$10,671
Over $110,000$10,956

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.
Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702

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