Academic Experience

Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
8,373
Tuition (in-state)
$9,012 ($6,152)
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4 College Junior

Academic Experience: My department head has been so accommodating with advising me. He also runs an internship program.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: I really like my classes. I think they are a little less challenging because most of the students are apathetic. I will be entering Honors classes next semester because of that though.

College Junior

Academic Experience: I have not taking direct courses in the field of study just yet. I am concentrating on the entry level course work to get used to college life and courses. So far I am enjoying my experience and look forward to getting into my program very soon.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The professors are friendly and willing to work with you. They are accomadatinng and supply extra assistance when needed. Some of the classes are not as exciting as others but that is mostly the material. Overall the programs are great and the faculty seems to care.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The art teachers at CCBC are great teachers, the classes are very cheap compared to other universities but the art teachers work at other credited universities as well. Also, they understand the major because they went through the same work as the students becoming teachers. They do not see art as their jobs, but they do see it as their passion; and although they are older with more responsibility, that passion is shown through their teaching. This makes it easier to listen and engage in the classroom, and also makes it more enjoyable to learn the concepts of art that all artists despise in getting a degree. They are also very helpful when it comes to knowledge on other schools for transfer students, and the portfolio requirements needed. Overall, the art department at CCBC is really amazing because of the teachers.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 129th
    Best Class Sizes
  • 1286th
    Best Class Availability
  • 1411st
    Least Stressful Workloads
  • 1569th
    Most Accessible Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lawanda Johnson
Hometown
Baltimore
Major
English
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The academic experience at the Community College of Baltimore County is very diverse, mainly because there are five campuses located in the Baltimore county area. CCBC is located in Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex, Hunt Valley, and Owings Mills. On each campus, every student is assigned an academic adviser to make the transition from high school to college run smoothly or to make the transfer student feel more at home. An academic adviser will set out the general requirements for a student's major. The areas of study that are available at CCBC include art, astronomy, criminal justice, environmental science, and even massage therapy. There are courses that are lecture only; however, the experience is still worthwhile.

Inside many classrooms are computers, while others are designed strictly for lectures. Either way, it isn't what's in the classroom that counts, but how the class is taught that makes the experience. In many environmental science courses, field trips are offered to give students a more hands-on experience. In every department, the professors are dedicated to their work and students. Even after leaving the classroom, students will learn something new by interpreting the lectures through real world experiences.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
19:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
426
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
990
Full-Time Retention Rate
49%
Part-Time Retention Rate
37%
Transfer-Out Rate
15%
Graduation Rate
8%
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
70
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other: Unknown
  • Police and Criminal Science: Unknown
  • Registered Nursing (RN): Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: Yes
Class Sizes
Class sizes are usually pretty small, with an average student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.
Student/Professor Relationships
Professors are generally very helpful. You can ask them questions, and they are always willing to help. They basically just want students to succeed.
Testing & Grading Procedures
It varies from instructor to instructor, but generally the final exam holds the most weight in terms of grading.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
The lectures are often based on PowerPoint presentations and can sometimes be unbearable. The field trips outside of class are a welcome change from the day-to-day lectures.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
Be prepared for lectures. Typically, a course mostly consists of lectures with some class activities and homework thrown in. There's usually a final exam at the end.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • How awesome college life can be, but how much work it is
  • What I was going to major in
Tips to Succeed
Stick with it, and it will be worth it in the end.
Full-Time Faculty
433
Female Faculty
59%
Male Faculty
41%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 12%
Asian American: 2%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 81%
Unknown: 1%
Average Faculty Salary
$63,584
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • The Dundalk campus houses the Baltimore County police training academy.
  • The Catonsville, Dundalk, and Essex campuses each have an honors program for day and evening students.

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 137 responses

  • 28% Applicable to the real world
  • 24% Will advance my career
  • 23% Learned a lot of new things
  • 13% Learned a few new things
  • 10% Will help me switch careers
  • 1% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

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