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Allegany College of Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland
Motto Touching lives. Changing futures.
Established 1961
Type Community College
President Dr. Cynthia Bambara
Students 3,700+ Credit
15,000+ Continuing Education Registrations
Location Cumberland, Maryland
Somerset, Pennsylvania
Everett, Pennsylvania
Mascot Trojan

Allegany College of Maryland (or ACM) is a two-year public community college located in Cumberland, Maryland. It was previously known as Allegany Community College (or ACC).


  • History 1
  • Programs 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Governance 4
  • Accreditation 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Allegany College of Maryland began operations in 1961 as "Allegany Community College" in an old public school facility (the segregationist era all-black Carver Community School) that had been closed by the Allegany County Board of Education. The College opened with an enrollment of 122 students from Allegany County under the direction of ACM’s first president, Dr. Robert S. Zimmer.

In 1969, the College moved to a new campus consisting of seven buildings on a 316 acre (1.3 km²) tract in suburban Cumberland that was partially funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Enrollment reached the 1000 mark in credit programs during the first year on the new campus and community service and continuing education courses and programs began. Since that time, the campus has expanded to include 15 buildings, which provide modern facilities for both credit and non-credit students.

The College opened two Pennsylvania campuses in 1989 (Somerset County Campus in Somerset, Pennsylvania) and 1990 (Bedford County Campus in Everett, Pennsylvania). It expanded its Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts programs into the Gateway Center located in downtown Cumberland in 2002.

The College now serves over 3,700 credit students and over 15,000 continuing education registrations. Over 1,000 of these credit students are served at the Pennsylvania campuses.


Allegany College bell tower

The College offers over 53 associate degrees, 23 certificates, and 21 letters of recognition.


The College's men's baseball and basketball teams have been consistently ranked in the top 20 of their respective National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Divisions. The baseball team participated in the NJCAA national tournaments nine times, including a four-year run from 1994-1997. The men's basketball team has participated twelve times in the NJCAA national tournament in 1995-96 (finished 2nd), 1997–98, 2000–01 (finished 2nd), 2001–02, 2003–04 and 2007–08.[1]


The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) oversees and coordinates higher education in the State of Maryland including academic and financial policies at the College. An eight member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor of the State of Maryland, governs the College. The College also has an advisory board for each of its two Pennsylvania Campuses—the Bedford County Campus Advisory Committee and the Somerset County Campus Advisory Committee.

The college is a member of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges(MACC).


The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[2] The College is also accredited and approved for operation by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted certification to Allegany College of Maryland campuses in Bedford and Somerset counties and to the academic programs they offer.


  1. ^ Electronic Campus - Select a College - Campus Tours - Allegany College of Maryland
  2. ^ Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

External links

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