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Take an Online Class or Earn an Online Associate's Degree or Certificate

You are among the thousands of students who have elected to pursue studies online at Montgomery College. Through our distance education programs, you can take online courses and even earn your associate's degree or certificate completely online

Our robust support system for online learners includes online counseling, online advising, and online tutorials, and our distance education students can come to any of our campuses to use the academic learning centers, libraries, advising services, and more. These are just a few of the reasons we were named by Premium Schoolsnew window as the Best Online Community College in the state of Marylandnew window for 2021.

Montgomery College Ranked Top School for Online Degrees in Public Service

Best Criminal Justice Degree - STEPS

MC has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation for online public service degree programs. Just under 6 percent of postsecondary institutions received this honor in 2022. 

RENO, Nev. (PRWEB) May 17, 2022 - Montgomery College has been ranked one of the year’s best schools for online degrees in public service by STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service). Just under 6 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. earned a ranking position.

See where MC ranked on the full list by visiting Best Online Associate Degrees in Criminal Justicenew window.

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Montgomery College Receives Three Awards by

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For's new 2022 online degree report, they researched over 2,900 colleges and universities, evaluating each institution for the strength of its online resources, reputation, and program strength. Analyzing at the undergraduate and graduate level allows their 500k+ monthly visitors plenty of options to choose from. 

Montgomery College received three awards: Best Community Colleges in Maryland | Ranked #1new window. | Best Online Associate in Computer Science Programs | Ranked #1new windowBest Online Community Colleges & Trade Schools | Ranked #9new window.

 If this is your first online class, welcome aboard. We'd like to tell you a few things about getting started, what to expect, finding resources, orientation options, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Online Learning Right for Me? 

Online learning requires active pursuit of education. No one will be sending you anything to get started and keep up. Like with any course, you'll need to stay disciplined and on track throughout the semester in order to succeed. Our Online Learning Pre-Assessment Tool will help you determine your level of readiness for taking online courses. This easy, informative quiz takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses so you can become a more successful online student.

Can I Earn an Associate's Degree Online? 

Yes. MC offers several fully online associate's degrees. The online programs follow the same curriculum as the traditional degree programs and are taught by expert faculty trained in online learning. In addition, MC offers four fully-online certificate programs.

How Much Does It Cost? 

Tuition for online and blended courses is exactly the same as for regular on-campus courses at MC, and you can apply for financial aid. See current tuition ratesnew window and information on how to apply for financial aidnew window.  

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