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History

Students walking on campus

On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

Dr. Tom Walker, Montgomery College history professor, encapsulates our tradition of preparing students for further study and career growth in this excerpt from Montgomery College History:

"In sixty years, approximately one half million men and women have attended Montgomery College. They have gone on to make countless contributions to the region, to the country, and to the world. After leaving the College, they have attended four-year colleges and universities where these former students have earned baccalaureates and graduate degrees. Their employment history is as varied as the economy itself. Many have started their own businesses and others have climbed the ladder of success in established private and public corporations. Many Montgomery College students have succeeded as judges, lawyers, physicians, teachers, public servants, and politicians. Some have returned to the college as teachers, administrators, and staff. Others have taken the skills they learned at the College and entered directly the trades and semiprofessional fields so vital to the economy of the region. Some have distinguished themselves in the arts. Others had carved out careers in sports."

- Dr. Tom Walker, professor of history at Montgomery College, is the author of Montgomery College History.

Our Three Campuses

  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus

    Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

    Our first campus, it is located on the grounds previously occupied by the Bliss Electrical School. Classes were held here for the first time in the fall of 1950.

  • Rockville campus

    Rockville Campus

    The Rockville Campus opened in September 1965.

  • Germantown campus

    Germantown Campus

    The Germantown Campus opened in September 1975 with classes held temporarily in Seneca Valley High School. Permanent facilities were completed in the fall of 1978.


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