Located in a busy suburb eight miles east of Washington, D.C., Prince George's Community College is a large undergraduate educational institution serving more than 40,000 students. The Largo, Md., school offers 200 academic degree programs, awarding associate of arts, associate of science and teaching associate of arts degrees. The college also offers lower-division credits toward transfer to four-year universities and colleges.
Serving Prince George's County and Washington, D.C., the college is a popular choice for area students. More than 50 percent of Prince George's County's high school students who go to college attend Prince George's Community College. The college's students represent more than 125 countries and participate in a variety of clubs and organizations.
Students activities include the college newspaper, The Owl; literary magazine, Reflections; a student-operate television station; the Honors Society; Dynasty Dance Club and Student Art League. The Intercollegiate Athletic Department offers 12 sports teams ranging from baseball and basketball to cross-country and soccer. Student and regional art is displayed at the college's Marlboro Gallery and performing arts students participate in a variety of theatrical performances.
College Programs and Facilities
Among the school's attractions is a small average class size of 18 students, a convenient location near the Capital Beltway and a variety of acclaimed programs. In 2013, the college opened its 112,000-square-foot Center for Health Studies, featuring 26 state-of-the-art simulation labs, 11 "smart" classrooms, a health sciences computer lab and various other facilities for students pursuing careers in health science. Prince George's Community College also operates the Center for Business and Industry Training and satellite centers at University Town Center in Hyattsville, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, Joint Base Andrews, John Eager Howard Community Center and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro.
History of Prince George's
Established in 1958 at Suitland High School, Prince George's Community College opened its main campus in its current Largo location in 1967. In 2007, the college appointed its first female president, Dr. Charlene M. Dukes. Over the years, Prince George's earned a number of accolades and designations and is the only community college in the nation to be named a "Champion of Change" by the White House. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education for 2010-2015 by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency.
A testament to the college's diversity and broad-ranging coursework, Prince George's alumni cross a variety of fields. The college's celebrated alumni include Olympic ice skater Michael Weiss; music artist Ginuwine; professional golfer Fred Funk, author and educator Reginald Dwayne Betts and Venus Theater founder Deborah Randall. Students of Prince George's have gone on to earn Fulbright Scholarships, become chief executives at corporations around the nation and develop into noted artists.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 11563
Total institution enrollment: 11563
School type: 2-year public
School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.
Prince Georges Community College
301 Largo Rd
Largo, MD 20774
Male undergraduate population: 34%
Female undergraduate population: 66%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's