Notable Institutional Achievements
Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) opened its doors in 1958 with an ambitious goal: to make higher education and economic mobility accessible for all who desired to learn. Fast forward to today, and the College’s mission endures, with thousands of students who have experienced the transformative power of higher education at PGCC. The College’s exceptional value and innovative partnerships position students, faculty, and staff to live empowered lives of purpose.
Awards and Rankings
PGCC-TV Educational Access Channel
PGCC-TV is an award-winning educational access channel available to more than 750,000 cable subscribers in Maryland. The channel is home to one of the newest and largest high-definition production facilities in the Washington metropolitan area. In recognition of its impact, PGCC-TV has received two Telly Awards, two NCMPR Gold Medallion Awards, as well as an NABJ Salute to Excellence Award and TIVA-DC Peer Award.
Prince George’s Community College is a first choice for many students and families. Our improved student outcomes demonstrate why.
Prince George’s Community College is a White House Champion of Change. The College received recognition in 2011 for its commitment to improving student program completion rates and impactful community partnerships.
The College serves 53% of part-time undergraduates and 29% of first-time, full-time freshmen residing in the county and attending college in Maryland.
For every dollar invested in their education at PGCC, students gained $3.70 in lifetime earnings, amounting to an average annual rate of return on investment of 18.5%.
Median wages for PGCC graduates are significantly higher than the living wage in the state and county.