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Who We Are

Allegany College of Maryland is a high quality, low cost educational community college with its main campus set in the mountains of Maryland's Allegany County and a branch location in Pennsylvania's Bedford County. Read our visionmissionvalues,  goals, and  philosophy  and you'll quickly find out that we are a college that cares about our students and the communities we serve. ACM is open to all students who can benefit from collegiate instruction. Admission or readmission to certain programs is selective; but for the most part, Allegany College of Maryland maintains an open door admissions policy.


Students and Programs

Enrolling over 3,000 credit and 7,000 continuing education and workforce development students annually, our small, attentive college atmosphere with a 13:1 credit student to instructor ratio, engages students of all ages and backgrounds in rich, challenging learning opportunities at our two campuses and four locations. Whether we're preparing students for career entry, readying students for transfer, or simply helping individuals rediscover their personal interests, we prepare students for lives of fulfillment, leadership, and service in our diverse, global society. 

With day, evening, and online classes, we offer course and program offerings tailored to the needs of our students as well as to the cultural and economic demands of our community. We place a heavy emphasis on developing highly specialized curricula, including those in the technological and pre-professional areas, to satisfy the identified employer needs of our region.

Allegany College of Maryland students reflect the diversity of backgrounds and lifestyles of its regional population.  Most students live within a 30-mile radius of one of the campuses.  The College welcomes the increasing number of veterans, homemakers, and employed adults seeking to upgrade job skills or contemplating career changes.


Why Choose ACM?

Because we invest in our students, our graduates and current students rate us highly. Ninety-four percent (94%) of our graduates rate our classroom instruction as "good" or "very good," and 91% rated their transfer preparation at our college as "good" or "very good." Of our current students, 93% would recommend our college to others.

We take pride in our outstanding students and graduates and in their accomplishments and career success. The fact that 100% of employers were found to be "likely" or "very likely" to hire additional program graduates from our college is a point of pride for us. 

Allegany College of Maryland believes in equal employment and educational opportunities.

For general information on Allegany College of Maryland, please call us at 301-784-5000 or email