Cecil College

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Cecil College
Former names
Cecil Community College
Established 1968
Type college [university]
President Dr. Mary Way Bolt
Location North East, Maryland, USA
39°38′29″N 75°57′23″W / 39.64139°N 75.95639°W / 39.64139; -75.95639Coordinates: 39°38′29″N 75°57′23″W / 39.64139°N 75.95639°W / 39.64139; -75.95639
Campus Rural
Athletics National Junior College Athletic Association Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference
Website www.cecil.edu

Cecil College is a community college in North East, Maryland, named for its location in Cecil County.


Cecil College was founded in 1968 to meet the educational needs of Cecil County residents. On June 13, 2007, the Maryland Higher Education Commission voted to accept its petition to change its name to Cecil College.


Cecil College is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor of the state of Maryland. The president reports directly to the board of trustees.


Cecil College’s locations include the North East campus, Elkton Station, the Family Education Center, College Crossing, and the Bainbridge Center. Classes are also offered at locations throughout the community.

The North East campus is the site of the Milburn Stone Theatre, the Cecil County Veterans Memorial Library, the Physical Education Complex, the Arts and Sciences Building, the Technology Center and the Engineering and Math Building.

Elkton Station opened in 2005 and credit courses were offered at the site for the first time in the College’s history. The facility also serves as the home for continuing education, community education and youth programs, as well as the Mid-Atlantic Transportation and Logistics Institute and customized workforce training courses.

The Family Education Center in Elkton offers programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start, and houses the Judy Center.

Across from the North East campus, College Crossing opened in 2010. The building serves as the headquarters for the College Bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble, and Career and Job Placement Services.

The Bainbridge Center is the location for the College’s truck driver training programs.



Cecil College is a member of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges,[2] accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to grant the associate degree.[3] Cecil College is also accredited by the Maryland State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The college also conducts transportation and logistics programs through its Mid-Atlantic Transportation and Logistics Institute.[4]

Cecil College has formalized articulation agreements with public and private four-year institutions throughout Maryland and the United States to expedite the transfer process for Cecil students and graduates. Articulation agreements provide course equivalency agreements and/or program to program transfer agreements, which minimize the risk of losing college credits when transferring to another institution. Numerous partnerships have been established in which students engage in a “3 +1” or “2 + 2” curriculum by taking their first three or two years of classes at Cecil and the next year or two at a four-year college. Students can also opt to take non-credit courses to upgrade their job skills or expand their personal horizons. Cecil College utilizes an open admission policy.



Cecil College is a member of the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference in all sports and competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association. The College fields men’s teams in baseball, basketball, lacrosse and soccer, women’s teams in basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball, and a coed team in golf. Numerous titles have been won by Cecil, highlighted by the men’s basketball national championship in 2006. [6]


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