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: We deliver diverse and relevant education centered around student success in a supportive and engaging community.
  • 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.
  • Community Prestige: ACM is one of two Maryland community colleges to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. ACM is the only Maryland community college to participate in the Science Education Alliance - Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science program through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Pittsburgh. 
  • Student Need: Over 80% of ACM students are first-generation college students. 
  • Local Educational Access: More than 50% of Allegany County individuals who are enrolled in a Maryland-based undergraduate institution are enrolled at ACM. 
  • Consumer Satisfaction: Over 99% of ACM graduates were satisfied with their educational goal achievement, with 100% of employers expressing satisfaction with their ACM-provided contract training. 
  • Economic Impact and Value: Independent economic analysis of ACM is conducted every five years. View a Fact Sheet or an Infographic for Emsi Burning Glass's recent analysis.
  • Credit Program Enrollment: Student enrollment for credit courses was 2,831 (unduplicated headcount) in academic year 2021.
  • Continuing Education and Workforce Development Enrollment: 6,272 participants registered in nearly 1,000 CEWD classes in fiscal year 2021.
  • Gender Distribution: 24.14% were male and 75.86% were female in academic year 2021.*
  • Mean and Median Age: The mean age of credit students was 27.61 and the median age was 23 in academic year 2021.*
  • Race/Ethnicity Distribution: The student race distribution was 80.30% Caucasian, 10.70% African American, and 9.00% Other Minority Group in academic year 2021.*
  • Student Type: 34.63% were first-time students and 65.37% of students were returning students in fall 2021. 12.94% were first-time students and 87.06% were returning students in spring 2022.*
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: The student to faculty ratio was 11:1 for academic year 2021.
  • Average Class Size: The average class size was 12 in academic year 2021. 
  • Residency: Enrollment consisted of 36.79% in-county students, 17.00% in-state students, and 46.21% out-of-state students in academic year 2021.*
  • Enrollment Status: 37.65% were full-time and 62.35% were part-time students in spring 2022.*
  • Financial Assistance: 91% of aCM students receive financial assistance. Total student financial support was $15,500,000 in academic year 2021.
  • Graduates: The number of graduates was 477 (earning 566 degrees and certificates) in fiscal year 2022. 
  • Sports: Nine athletic teams including: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men's and women's soccer, softball, and volleyball.  
  • Degrees and Certificates: The college offers 31 two-year degree programs (A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and A.A.T.), 30 certificate programs, and 10 letter of recognition programs.
  • Locations: Seven convenient locations in Cumberland, MD (main campus, School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Western Maryland Works), 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 98 full-time faculty members, 66 part-time faculty members, 24 non-credit instructors, 31 administrative personnel, and 233 professional and support personnel in fall 2021.
  • ACCESS ACM: View our latest published edition of ACCESS ACM Magazine.

*Excluding Early College/Dual Enrollment students. 

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