Garrett College

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Garrett College
Former names
Garrett Community College
Motto in English
Experience. Explore. Excel.
Type Public community college
Established 1967
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
Nickname Lakers
Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Volleyball

Garrett College is a two-year college located in McHenry, Garrett County, in far western Maryland. Established in 1967 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 degree in Adventure Sports.[2] It also offers Associate's in Electrical Engineering 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. pp. 218–219. ISBN 978-0-470-58248-0.