Sixty Years of Affordable and Accessible Education

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) opened its doors in 1958. For the first ten years, the college offered classes at Suitland High School for those interested in earning a college degree or advancing their career.

Today PGCC offers more than 200 academic and career training programs. New buildings with cutting-edge technology dot the 150-acre PGCC campus in Largo. Five off-campus learning sites make classes more accessible to students.

Transforming Lives

Student success is the highest priority at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). The college serves all who seek a degree, want to boost a career, or are looking to learn new skills. Transforming lives through education is a big part of the PGCC mission.

Nearly 40,000 students each year enroll at PGCC. Students are set on a clear path to achieving their goals and dreams. The PGCC faculty and staff provide encouragement and support.

Enhancing the Economy

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) aligns its programs and resources with student and community needs. This is part of the college’s mission to enhance the economic vitality of the region.

The college prepares students to be competent and skilled members of the workforce. Prince George's Community College also prepares students to contribute their time and talents to the community in meaningful ways. These efforts strengthen the foundation of the college and boost the economy.

Historic Highlights

2018   A new Culinary Arts Center is built on the Largo campus and renovations to Lanham Hall are completed.

2007   Dr. Charlene Dukes is the first female to be appointed as the president of Prince George's Community College.

1972   The first of five off-campus learning sites opens at Joint Base Andrews to make classes more accessible and convenient for students.

1968   Prince George's Community College moves to its current 150-acre campus in Largo, Maryland.

1958   Prince George's Community College opens in space provided by Suitland High School.