ACM at a Glance

  • Name: Allegany College of Maryland (ACM)
  • Vision: We will be the college of choice that transforms lives, strengthens communities, and makes learners the center of everything we do.
  • Mission: Allegany College of Maryland is a lifelong learning community dedicated to excellence in education and responsive to the changing needs of the communities we serve. Our focus is the preparation of individuals in mind, body, and spirit for lives of fulfillment, leadership, and service in a diverse and global society. We are committed to engaging students in rich and challenging learning opportunities within a small college atmosphere that is known for its personal touch.
  • Affiliation: ACM is one of 16 colleges within the Maryland Association of Community Colleges.
  • Accreditation: ACM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and accredited and approved for operation by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted certification to ACM Bedford County Campus and its academic programs.
  • Founded: Originally established in 1961 as Allegany Community College, ACM was renamed in 1996.
  • Credit Program Enrollment: Student enrollment for credit courses was 2,585 in fall 2018.
  • Continuing Education and Workforce Development Enrollment: Course registrations numbered 19,650 in fiscal year 2017.
  • Gender Distribution: 33.2% were male and 66.8% were female in academic year 2018.
  • Mean and Median Age: The median age of credit students was 23 in academic year 2018.
  • Race/Ethnicity Distribution: The student race distribution was 83.3% Caucasian, 9.63% African American, and 7.1% Other Minority group in fall 2018.
  • Student Type: 42% were new or first-time students and 58% of students were returning students in fall 2018.
  • Residency: Enrollment consisted of 43% in-county students, 13% in-state students, and 44% out-of-state students in fall 2018.
  • Enrollment Status: 42% were full-time and 58% were part-time students in fall 2018.
  • Graduates: The number of graduates was 548 in fiscal year 2018.
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: The student to faculty ratio was 13:1 for the 2018 academic year.
  • Average Class Size: The average class size was 14 in fall 2018.
  • Sports: Eight athletic teams including: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, soccer, softball, and volleyball.
  • Finances and Financial Aid: Current unrestricted revenues as of FY18: 45% in student tuition and fees, 23% from state government, 28% from local government, and 4% from miscellaneous sources.
    • Total student financial support was $18.6 million in the 2016 academic year.
    • Student financial assistance by award category: 48% student loans, 38% grants; 12% scholarships, 2.7% tuition waivers, and 1.5% student employment.
  • Degrees and Certificates: The College offers 28 two-year degree programs (A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and A.A.T.), 29 certificate programs, and 11 letter of recognition programs.
  • Locations: Six convenient locations in Cumberland, MD (main campus and School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts), Everett, PA (Bedford County Campus and Bedford County Technical Center), Somerset, PA (Somerset Education Site), and Oakland, MD (Garrett County Nursing Site)
  • Personnel: There were 95 full-time faculty members, 80 part-time faculty members, 41 non-credit instructors, 34 administrative personnel, and 259 professional and support personnel in fall 2018.
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