Garrett College

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Garrett College
Former names
Garrett Community College
Motto in English
Experience. Explore. Excel.
Established 1966
Type Public community college
President Richard MacLennan
Undergraduates 900
Other students
Location McHenry, Maryland, USA
39°33′40″N 79°20′32″W / 39.56111°N 79.34222°W / 39.56111; -79.34222Coordinates: 39°33′40″N 79°20′32″W / 39.56111°N 79.34222°W / 39.56111; -79.34222
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Volleyball
Nickname Lakers
Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference

Garrett College is a two-year college located in McHenry, Garrett County, in far western Maryland. Established in 1966 as Garrett Community College, it opened its doors in 1971, and took its present name in 2002.[1] Taking advantage of its scenic surroundings and nearby Deep Creek Lake, Wisp Ski Resort and the Adventure Sports Center International, Garrett College offers an unusual Associate's Degree in Adventure Sports.[2] It also offers Associate's in Electrical Engineering, Juvenile Justice, and Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology.


  1. ^ "Md. Higher Education Comm. approves name change for Garrett Community College". The Daily Record. 24 April 2002. 
  2. ^ Tilghman, Mary K. (2010). Frommer's Maryland and Delaware. Wiley. p. 352. ISBN 978-0-470-58248-0.