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2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-7893
p. 410-462-8300
w. www.bccc.edu

Baltimore City Community College

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Baltimore City Community College, also known as BCCC, is a comprehensive two-year degree awarding community college located in Baltimore, Maryland. The history dates back to 1947 when the institution was founded as part of the Baltimore City Public School System. Today, BCCC serves the business community of Baltimore as a state-sponsored institution. It also operates several satellite locations throughout the city. The College strives to be the leader in providing high quality education which responds to and meets the requirements of a diverse population of students, adding value to lives and the community.


This is a comprehensive community college offering over 30 associate’s degree and more than 25 certificate programs in diverse fields of study such as business, technology, engineering, hospitality, health care, teacher education and so on. These degrees enable you to transfer to a four-year college or University, or get retraining at work.

Some of the academic certificates offered are Addictions Counseling, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Law Enforcement & Correctional, Health Information Technology, Respiratory Care, Robotics Technology, Special Education Assistant, Substitute Teacher, Surgical Technologist, Teacher Education Math/ Science, and Teacher Education Transfer.

Business and Continuing Education

The Business and Continuing Education Division offers day, evening, and weekend courses for the students. These are training courses customized to fit the specific requirements of the employers, business associations, and agencies. Degrees are not offered for this program, since the classes are not long enough and are set up to help prepare students who wish to enter into the business world or who want a refresher course in a business topic.

Maryland Center for Construction Technologies

Plumbing, electrical, and carpentry classes are taught at this center to help develop future construction workers. There are 15 week courses, 1 year, and 2 year degrees available and upon graduation, students are encouraged to seek apprenticeships to gain hands-on experience that will lead to a full time construction career.

Life Sciences Institute

This institute is currently housed in the UM BioPark and was designed to provide training in the Biotechnology and Health Sciences fields. There are currently 1 and 2 year degrees offered along with certificates to help advance an education in Biotechnology, pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, and nursing.

National Weatherization Training Center

This center provides classes in weatherizing the interior and exterior of buildings. It prepares students for employment in the Green Economy.

BCCC Online

Students who are unable to attend a traditional college due to various personal and professional commitments may obtain an online education to help them access classes from almost anywhere in the world. Some of the online courses offered are Dietetic Technician; Criminal Justice; General Studies; Law Enforcement; Business Management, Business Administration, and Accounting.

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There is an open admissions policy. Freshmen students seeking admission must send the completed application form along with official transcripts and ACCUPLACER test scores to the institute. All high school graduates as well as holders of high school equivalency diplomas or certificates are eligible for admission. Getting a transfer to the college is easy. Students seeking a transfer must send the completed application form along with all the official transcripts from previously attended institutes.

International students are encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test or any other equivalent test to provide a proof of their proficiency in English language.

Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid programs to students who are unable to pay for college are available. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. BCCC offers financial assistance through different mediums such as grants, scholarships, loans, veteran benefits, or employment opportunities.

Grants and scholarships are the type of financial aid programs that are considered gifts and do not need to be paid back. Some of the federal and state grants are Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Guaranteed Access Grant, Educational Assistance Grant, and Part-Time State Grant. Scholarships offered include the Senatorial Scholarship, House of Delegates Scholarship, Maryland State Nursing Scholarship, Councilmanic/Mayoral Scholarship, Presidential Merit Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, and Healthcare Student Equipment Scholarship.

Students can also opt for loans. However, this type of financial aid must be returned with interest. The institute also offers work-study programs to enable the students to take up part time jobs. Apart from helping them earn money to meet the educational expenses, work-study programs also assist students in gaining work experience in their field of interest.

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The campus hosts a variety of events and activities to promote the overall development and growth of the students. The campus is also home to several clubs and organizations. Students are encouraged to join the existing clubs such as Allied Human Services Club, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Expressions Literary Club, Early Childhood Club, Computer Technology Club, Greenhouse, Honors Club, International Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Students Organized for Disability Awareness, and Student Governance Board.

The Career Development & Job Placement Center is committed in supporting the continuously evolving needs of the workforce. It has a wide range of strategies for connecting students and graduates with employers in search of good candidates to fulfill vacant positions in their companies. Whether you are looking for your first job or seeking to advance or change your career, the career development center is there to assist you.

Media and Publications:

WBJC is a non-commercial, station at 91.5 MHz. It broadcasts classical music almost 24 hours daily throughout the week. It is one of only two stations in the Baltimore-Washington region that plays such music.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports such as basketball, tennis, volleyball, and cross country. The Fitness Center is open to students, faculty, and staff after class hours. BCCC participates in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MDJUCO), and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).


  • Joan Carter Conway, Maryland State Senator
  • Otis Warren, Noted Real Estate Developer
  • Kweisi Mfume, Former President and CEO, NAACP
  • DeWayne Wickham, Noted Columnist, USA Today
  • Barry Levinson, Oscar-Winning Motion Picture Director

Additional School Information

The Clarence W. Blount Child Development Center provides quality childcare services students who attend the College. The staff and faculty employed by the institute may also make use of the services offered through the center. The Center strives to foster quality and affordable childcare for kids 3-5 years of age.

Information Summary

Ranks 45th in Maryland and 2982nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4,891 0.78
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 196 0.03
Forcible Rape 341 0.05
Robbery 3,457 0.55
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8,615 1.37
Larceny 17,010 2.71
Vehicle theft 4,199 0.67

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Baltimore, MD 21215-7893
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population66,358 (66,358 urban / N/A rural)
Households25,297 (2.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$28,687
Families16,124 (3.24 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2407

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4305th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,288 $2,288 $5,460
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $374 $374 $374
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $88 $88 $210
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,462 $4,462 $7,380
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,095 $14,095 $17,013
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,574 $7,574 $10,492

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,112 $2,462 $3,112 $2,462 $6,772 $5,390
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,100 $2,000
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,010 $6,172
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,352 $3,461
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,070 $6,253

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2212th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $60,781 ($62,255 male / $61,271 female)
Number of FT Faculty 117 (50 male / 67 female)
Number of PT Faculty 489
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $7,007,502

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