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Academic Experience

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3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Many of my classmates do not seem to care about their academics.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Most of the professors are great and treat us like we are at a real university.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The advisors told me that the nursing majors were very competitive. It just makes me work that much harder.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Although I don't play any sports, I have a lot of friends at the college that play basketball. They say its very nice.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: i think the workload is very heavy, but will be worth it in the end. It's very hard, but as long as your working hard it helps you in the long run.

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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 153 responses

  • 28% Applicable to the real world
  • 24% Will advance my career
  • 24% Learned a lot of new things
  • 12% Learned a few new things
  • 9% Will help me switch careers
  • 2% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

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