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Learning at Hood

Where you'll get a more well-rounded understanding of how the world works

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Connecting Real-World Experience

You'll be able to connect what you're learning in the classroom with your experiential opportunities.

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Pursue combined or accelerated degree programs that let you work concurrently toward your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four-plus years.

Exploring Frederick

Downtown Frederick is a short walk from campus where you can experience local shops, restaurants and attractions.

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Hood works cooperatively with many community partners to enhance the quality of life in the region.

Being a Part of our Community

College is about more than books. It’s about expanding your world view, and learning and living with others from different backgrounds, with various interests.

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The Hood Hello

The Hood Hello is more important than ever. You will find a friendly wave or a hello from everyone you encounter on campus, whether you know each other or not.

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Heart, Mind & Hands of an Ally

Featured Stories

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High School Media Day at Hood

CMA Faculty Host Workshops for Local Students Faculty

High school students with a passion for journalism gain firsthand knowledge from Hood faculty.

  • Experiential Learning
  • Partnerships
  • Student Engagement
  • English & Communication Arts
  • Community Involvement
Cheryl Dyson

Doctoral Alumna Focus | Cheryl Dyson, DOL'22

Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools Alumni Graduate School

Cheryl Dyson, DOL'22, was recently appointed superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools. She plans to use the knowledge and skills gained in Hood's organizational leadership doctoral program to serve students, teachers and staff.

  • Academics
  • Education
  • Community Involvement
Jennifer Dumps and Erika Henriquez

Hood Nursing Students | DAISY Award Winners

Q&A with Jennifer Dumps ’22 and Erika Henriquez ’24 Alumni Undergraduate Student

The DAISY Award recognizes the extraordinary work of nurses throughout the country. Hood College nursing alum Jennifer Dumps ’22 and current student Erika Henriquez ’24 are both proud recipients of this honor. In this conversation, they discuss their time in Hood’s nursing BSN program and what it means to be a DAISY Award winner.

  • Health Sciences
  • Awards
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