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Academic Experience


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5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The business professors explain clearly, with details and examples. I recommend Crabbs or Hickman for any business class.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Class Registration is easy once you understand how to work people-soft. Always double check that you met graduation requirements. Don't rely on JUST counselors to tell you

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The education program/AAT is efficient and the professors are the best in my opinion. The program requires you to perform observations in local schools to gain experience and confidence with students and the school environment as a whole.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: FCC offers a great educational opportunity to have a more flexible schedule. The professors I have come in contact with have been attentive and helpful, and the workload is not too strenuous. The registration process is accessible, though the advisors do not seem too knowledgeable about the transfer credits.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: As a business administration major, Frederick Community College is a great place to test the waters with various economics, accounting, and marketing courses. The professors are well rounded and bring a real world aspect to the classroom. Lectures are never dull and often incorporated with other learning platforms such as videos, discussion boards, online tutorials, etc. the course load is demanding but when you are studying your interests you don't feel so bogged down by busy work.


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Instructors at FCC are usually good at keeping in touch with students. For online classes, it's a must. Most instructors are also enthusiastic when it comes to classes. Many bring more to the table than just a lecture. Professors have used table-top exercises, movies, debates, and more to engage students. 

Academically, FCC is strong in most fields of study. The degree programs at FCC are very well planned and incorporate the same types of required courses as four-year institutions. Allied heath is a popular program, as it has many different degrees in the medical field.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
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
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other: Unknown
  • Registered Nursing (RN): Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: No
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: Yes
Class Sizes
Classes are small, with a student-teacher ratio of 18:1 at most.
Student/Professor Relationships
Instructors know how to relate to students. Many will go out of their way to help students in their classes, and some even become friends with students after classes are finished. It never hurts to foster a good relationship with an instructor, especially those within your major.
Testing & Grading Procedures
Grading policies differ from instructor to instructor. Some classes are graded based upon participation. Others use quizzes, tests, and homework assignments. Online test grades are calculated automatically, while print tests can take up to a week. All grades are reported online, but some instructors also give a grade sheet when students request it.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
Most classes start on time; rarely does an instructor start late. Some will include PowerPoint presentations, while others will choose movies or exercises.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
Most courses start out with a "who's who" sort of deal. Students and instructors spend time introducing one another and getting into the first bit of the course. Around the middle of the semester, students will take a mid-term exam and most instructors post grades. Some finals are cumulative (meaning everything from the beginning of the semester to the end is included in the test), but the majority are about what was learned from the mid-term on.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Don't expect to take an 11 a.m. class and find parking readily available. It won't happen. Arrive early to find spots. Parking is hardest to find during popular class times-late morning and early afternoon.
  • Save money for books, because they can be really expensive. Tuition can be paid in small installments, which makes it more affordable, but you have to pay the full price for your books at the time of purchase. Students can buy them online from FCC or from outside sources, which are sometimes cheaper.
Tips to Succeed
Always check with a student adviser. He/she can help you get situated and schedule your required classes. They can also answer other questions pertaining to education at FCC.
Full-Time Faculty
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 2%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 89%
Unknown: 1%
Average Faculty Salary
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Did You Know?
FCC has 14 different allied health and wellness programs, which culminate in both certificates and degrees.

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 46 responses

  • 34% Applicable to the real world
  • 24% Learned a lot of new things
  • 23% Will advance my career
  • 13% Learned a few new things
  • 6% Will help me switch careers
  • 0% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 0% Waste of time


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