Best colleges in Baltimore

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“STEM” student meeting at the Waterfront

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, with its amazing views, fine dining and cultural experiences is enough to make you wish your vacation was a few days longer. And this isn’t even half of what the city has to offer. Baltimore is known for its education in the health and science field and is home to some of the nation’s top schools.* Additionally, the Baltimore region has the 8th highest percentage of job openings in "STEM" fields among large metro areas, which equates to some very high-paying job openings for qualified students.* With their 15 4-year institutions and 10 community colleges and trade schools, Baltimore is headed in the right direction for the future working class.*

Along with Venice, Hong Kong, and Rio De Janeiro, Baltimore was voted one of the world’s best waterfront cities.* It is the largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic and offers a plethora of popular attractions when the Harbor no longer excites you: an internationally renowned orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, a five-day international film festival, Walters Art Museum, Maryland Science Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Baltimore Museum of Industry, just to name a few.* When all is said and done, studying for your exams while watching the boats unload at the docks and the seagulls fly over the high-rises seem like a perfect way to spend your college years.

*U.S. Census Online *National Center for Education Statistics *baltimorecity.gov *www.baltimoresun.com *www.greaterbaltimore.org

Best Four Year Universities in Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University offers 438 degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 9,481 students graduated with students earning 6,601 Master's degrees, 1,381 Bachelor's degrees, 816 Certificates, and 683 Doctoral degrees.

United States Naval Academy offers 27 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,066 students graduated with students earning 1,066 Bachelor's degrees.

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St. John's College
Annapolis, MD

St. John's College offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 107 students graduated with students earning 81 Bachelor's degrees, and 26 Master's degrees.

University of Maryland-Baltimore County offers 176 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 3,468 students graduated with students earning 2,540 Bachelor's degrees, 624 Master's degrees, 223 Certificates, and 81 Doctoral degrees.

Loyola University Maryland offers 82 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,706 students graduated with students earning 882 Bachelor's degrees, 802 Master's degrees, 21 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Maryland Institute College of Art offers 44 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 608 students graduated with students earning 393 Bachelor's degrees, 213 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates.

Notre Dame of Maryland University offers 63 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 601 students graduated with students earning 323 Master's degrees, 201 Bachelor's degrees, 58 Doctoral degrees, and 19 Certificates.

Towson University
Towson, MD

Towson University offers 156 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 5,685 students graduated with students earning 4,608 Bachelor's degrees, 887 Master's degrees, 167 Certificates, and 23 Doctoral degrees.

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD

Goucher College offers 61 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 480 students graduated with students earning 284 Bachelor's degrees, 147 Master's degrees, and 49 Certificates.

Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University offers 147 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,409 students graduated with students earning 1,089 Bachelor's degrees, 248 Master's degrees, 71 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Best Community Colleges in Baltimore

Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 358 students graduated with students earning 333 Certificates, and 25 Associate's degrees.

Harford Community College offers 77 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 954 students graduated with students earning 881 Associate's degrees, and 73 Certificates.

Anne Arundel Community College offers 134 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 2,342 students graduated with students earning 1,719 Associate's degrees, and 623 Certificates.

Carroll Community College
Westminster, MD

Carroll Community College offers 60 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 520 students graduated with students earning 499 Associate's degrees, and 21 Certificates.

Howard Community College offers 96 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 1,325 students graduated with students earning 1,229 Associate's degrees, and 96 Certificates.

Community College of Baltimore County offers 145 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 2,923 students graduated with students earning 2,133 Associate's degrees, and 790 Certificates.

Baltimore City Community College offers 79 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 618 students graduated with students earning 426 Associate's degrees, and 192 Certificates.

Chesapeake College
Wye Mills, MD

Chesapeake College offers 57 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 301 students graduated with students earning 243 Associate's degrees, and 58 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Baltimore

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Johns Hopkins University Logo Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
18 : 1 27,079
United States Naval Academy Logo United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD   14 : 1 4,538
St. John's College Logo St. John's College Annapolis, MD
5/5
10 : 1 542
University of Maryland-Baltimore County Logo University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
3/5
24 : 1 13,602
Loyola University Maryland Logo Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
5/5
16 : 1 5,473
Maryland Institute College of Art Logo Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
5/5
15 : 1 2,227
Notre Dame of Maryland University Logo Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MD
5/5
21 : 1 2,277
Towson University Logo Towson University Towson, MD
3/5
24 : 1 22,709
Goucher College Logo Goucher College Baltimore, MD
5/5
19 : 1 2,168
Morgan State University Logo Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
3/5
17 : 1 7,763
University of Baltimore Logo University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
3/5
24 : 1 4,476
Ner Israel Rabbinical College Logo Ner Israel Rabbinical College Baltimore, MD
3/5
37 : 1 443
Coppin State University Logo Coppin State University Baltimore, MD
3/5
22 : 1 2,724
McDaniel College Logo McDaniel College Westminster, MD
5/5
22 : 1 2,851
Stevenson University Logo Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
5/5
28 : 1 3,579
Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia Logo Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia Columbia, MD   27 : 1 875
North American Trade Schools Logo North American Trade Schools Baltimore, MD     551
Baltimore Studio of Hair Design Logo Baltimore Studio of Hair Design Baltimore, MD     38
Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences Logo Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences Timonium, MD     62
Aveda Institute-Maryland Logo Aveda Institute-Maryland Bel Air, MD     63