PGCC at a Glance

  • Transforming Lives! 

    Prince George’s Community College encompasses 150 acres in Prince George’s County and is nestled eight miles east of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1958, the college is one of the most diverse community colleges in the state — enrolling more than 40,000 students each year and representing 128 countries throughout the world. Multiple course offerings keep our average class size to about 18 students. More than 900 students graduate each year with an associate degree, certificate, or licensure. 


    Noncredit students: 23,282 
    Credit students: 21,028
    Female: 62%
    Male: 38%

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    Academic Programs
    Academic programs are divided into two categories:

    Transfer programs parallel the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and are designed to help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Transfer programs also provide undergraduate prerequisites for students majoring in pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-law, pre-medicine and pre-physical therapy.

    Career programs provide technical skills necessary for employment and career advancement. Many of the credits earned in career programs transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

    Community Education Courses
    Prince George’s Community College offers hundreds of noncredit continuing education courses and dozens of continuing education programs in a variety of subjects. These courses are available to students seeking professional and personal advancement.

    Community Focus
    In keeping with its mission to serve the community, Prince George’s Community College is home to a number of special programs that address the needs and interests of county residents. These include the Book Bridge Project, the Center for Business and Industry Training and the Children’s Developmental Clinic.

    College meeting rooms and recreational facilities are also available for use by the public. These facilities include the Robert I. Bickford Natatorium, which is open to individuals and groups. More than 1,000 events sponsored by community organizations are held at the college each year.