The Garrett College Foundation was founded in 1982 as an independent non-profit (501(c)(3) corporation established to receive and administer funds to further the educational opportunities and the educational environment of Garrett College. The Foundation pursues individual and organizational gifts and grants in support of scholarships, student and faculty development, special programs and capital projects. Visit to learn more.

The Alumni Relations Committee and the GC Alumni Association are looking for former students who are interested in supporting its activities. These groups help to coordinate events for alumni, organize fundraising efforts, distribute Alumni Association scholarship funds, and determine the benefits of Association membership. Click here to learn more.


Our Alumni Pursue Incredible Journeys

All of our students have a unique story to tell. Many start out at Garrett College with plans to transfer to a four-year college or university. A large percentage of our students are the first in their family to attend college. Others seek to advance their career by learning a new skill.  

Click here to read a few of the many journeys that have begun at Garrett College... Start Here. Go Further.

Interested in sharing your story with us?  Whether you graduated, transferred or took a few courses at Garrett College, we want to hear from you!  We would love to share your journey and experience with others!  Contact

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Because students need your help. Most Garrett College students have high financial need and many are the first in their families to pursue higher education. Some are forced to drop out for financial reasons before completing their study, or if they do graduate, leave with substantial debt. 

Because a college education offers the chance for a better life. Graduates of Garrett College consistently outperform their peers from other Maryland community colleges when they go on to pursue four-year degrees. Many of the two-year degrees and occupational certificates allow others to enter the work force directly. National research shows consistently that the higher the level of a person’s education or training, the higher will be that person’s lifetime income and overall quality of life. And the community benefits as well: the greater the educational level of residents in a county or region, the more support there is for schools and cultural organizations and the more attractive it is to live and work there.

Because it is your college.  GC is Garrett County’s center for higher education, occupational training, and lifelong learning. Businesses benefit from workforce development programs and a technology enterprise incubator. The College works in close collaboration with Garrett County schools to enrich the educational experience for children. College facilities, including the Community Aquatics and Recreation Complex (CARC), are open to permanent and seasonal County residents as well as to visitors.

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