About

Garrett College is a two-year community college located in scenic western Maryland, near Deep Creek Lake, a four-season resort destination.  The 62-acre main campus is in close proximity to the forests, lakes, farms, and whitewater rivers that are the outdoor classrooms for its “signature” A.A.S. degree programs in Adventure Sports Management and Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology.  Garrett also offers exceptional educational opportunities through its Business & Information Technology, Arts & Sciences transfer, and Teacher Education programs.  The main campus, which is located in McHenry, MD, is approximately 15 miles south of I-68 on U.S. 219. The College’s three outreach centers are located in the towns of Accident, Grantsville, and Oakland.

Between its credit and noncredit divisions, Garrett College serves more than 5,000 students annually, and it offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs designed to prepare students for transfer or a career; it also offers a variety of noncredit classes and programs ranging from workforce development to personal enrichment.  Garrett College is also committed to STEM education and recent additions to its program offerings include an A.A.S. degree program in Cybersecurity and a certificate program in Electro-Mechanical Technology.  A new STEM education building is scheduled to open in 2018.  It is also worth noting that Garrett was the first community college in Maryland to add residential facilities to its McHenry campus. Garrett College fields NJCAA Division II and III athletic teams and is a member of Region XX and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MDJUCO). 

The College prides itself on the quality of the education it provides.  Its graduates are well prepared for success, either as they pursue further education, or in their chosen careers.  In fact, Garrett students who transfer to Maryland four-year public colleges or universities have, on average, typically achieved higher grade point averages in their first year than transfers from other Maryland community colleges.  A low student-faculty ratio offers students individualized attention in their studies.  All who work and learn at Garrett College contribute to its mission “to provide” accessible, quality education in a supportive environment to a diverse student population ”and”...to meet the transfer, career, workforce development and lifelong learning needs of our students and the community." Garrett College is truly a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great community partner.