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How about an experience that takes you on a journey of transformation – one where your dreams are nurtured, your goals are met and your road to the future is bright?

At Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), we believe you have the chance to redefine yourself at any age and at any point in your life. That’s why there’s something for everyone here!

When it comes to academics, our programs are innovative and award-winning. In fact, AACC has won numerous national, regional and state awards that put us on par with, or above, many four-year colleges. Our associate degrees and credit certificates prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution or to move into an immediate career.

Looking for a new or expanded career? If you’re seeking career training, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest, AACC offers noncredit professional training to meet your needs.

Last, but certainly not least, AACC provides extensive lifelong learning opportunities for all ages. From fitness to local history to the coolest kid summer camps, we have courses that will expand your mind and fuel your soul.

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Fast Facts

  • Established 1961
  • Nationally recognized, public, two-year institution
  • Largest single-campus community college in Maryland
  • Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Located in Arnold with off-site locations in Arundel Mills in Hanover; the Glen Burnie Town Center; the Sales and Service Training Center in Arundel Mills mall; the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism (HCAT) Institute in Glen Burnie; and the Center for Cyber and Professional Training across from Arundel Mills mall; as well as offices at the Fort Meade Army Education Center and other class locations across the county.  

FY 2020 Combined Enrollment

  • 35,362
    Unduplicated credit and noncredit students enrolled in credit and noncredit courses
  • 1,246
    Unduplicated students who took both a credit and noncredit course


  • Headcount: 18,424
  • Full-time equivalent (FTE): 7,383*

*30 credits = 1 FTE

Fall 2020 Student Profile

  • Mean age: 25
  • Full time: 3,188
  • Part time: 8,760
  • New students: 3,154
  • Returning students: 8,794
  • Men: 39%
  • Women: 61%
  • New AACPS grads: 1,259

Fall 2020 Diversity Profile

  • Caucasian (55%): 6,513
  • Black/African American (17%): 2,045
  • Hispanic/Latino (9%): 1,110
  • Asian (5%): 561
  • Other/Multiracial (14%): 1,719

FY 2020 Noncredit Enrollment

  • Headcount: 18,184