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Academic Experience


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4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Undeclared major, taking basic core curriculum at this time. Able to meet and interact with other students form other fields.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I'm a general studies major at FCC in hopes to transfer to a four year university to enter their political science major. I like being a Gen Ed major because since I still relatively a new student, its fun and interesting to learn new things and take new classes every semester.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: My communications teacher really became a mentor to me. She helped me discover my love for communications and gave me the inspiration to decide that this is what I want to do with my life

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I believe that Frederick community college is a good college for students in the area that are looking to get general education classes out of the way. I used community college as a way to figure out what major I wanted to get my degree in and what I wanted to do with my future.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Most teachers are awesome. A couple I had this year where awful and not helpful and it was easy to struggle in those classes


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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 61 responses

  • 35% Applicable to the real world
  • 25% Learned a lot of new things
  • 23% Will advance my career
  • 12% Learned a few new things
  • 5% Will help me switch careers
  • 0% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 0% Waste of time


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