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offers outdoor classrooms for its A.A.S degree programs in adventure sports management and natural resources and wildlife technology. Garrett offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs with a variety of noncredit classes and programs, ranging from workforce development to personal enrichment.
Garrett College has strengthened its focus on STEM programs by recently adding an A.A.S. degree program in cybersecurity, along with
a fully equipped cybersecurity lab. A new STEM education building, which will provide classrooms, science and engineering labs, staff offices and student spaces, is set to open in fall 2018.
The Garrett County Scholarship Program provides financial aid (garrettcollege.edu/ payingforeducation/financialaid/scholarships) for local high school graduates who want to attend Garrett College. Each year, between 50 and 100 students receive the scholarship, which allows them to attend the college tuition-free for two years.
Public Schools at a Glance
Garrett County
MD
Student Enrollment
3,833
886,221
Cost/Pupil:
$14,825
$13,745
Attendance Rate (High School):
93.3%
91.3%
Promotion Rate- 2016 (Grade 12):
95%
94.7%
Drop Out Rate-2016 (Grade 12):
8%
8%
High School Assessment Passing Rate (Grade 12):
92.7%
88.6%
SAT Mean Scores:
COMPOSITE
1,500
1,428
Critical Reading
509
480
Math
506
482
Writing
485
466
Total Test Takers
97
40,286
ACT Mean Scores:
COMPOSITE
23
23
English
22
22
Math
22
23
Reading
24
23
Science
23
23
Total Test Takers
24
12,577
AP Scores:
COMPOSITE (% scoring a 3,4,or 5)
49.8
23.4
Source: Maryland State Department of Education 2017 Maryland Report Cards. Some statistics are from 2016, which was the latest compilation of those statistics.
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