Best Colleges in Maryland

Think Big in This Small State

There’s plenty of room for you in Maryland

As one of the smaller states in the country, Maryland is also one of the most populated. Nicknamed “Little America”, its long history makes the state a hub of renowned, historical colleges and universities. Public and private campuses in Baltimore, College Park, Towson, Annapolis and across the state make up 55 colleges in total, including some of the oldest schools in the country and one of the most prominent military academies in the U.S.* Maryland not only nabbed a top spot as one of the “greenest states” in the country but also one of the wealthiest.* With bustling city centers in Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. areas, Maryland also has the lowest poverty rate, 7.8%, in the country, and an unemployment rate close to the national average.*

Maryland’s close proximity to Washington D.C. makes it a major hub for government and military opportunities, including technical and admin positions, defense and aerospace industries and bio-research firms. However, it also gives you close access to all the historical, and mostly free, attractions in our nation’s capital. If history isn’t your thing, touch into your outdoorsy side with a hike at Oregon Ridge Park or spend some time at the beach at Calvert Cliffs State Park. Or continue learning at the National Aquarium in Baltimore or the Maryland Science Center. And when you feel like being loud, go cheer on the 2013 Superbowl Champions, the Baltimore Ravens. Join the other 5.9 million Marylanders and see what’s so great about Little America.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “Maryland”, “List of colleges and universities in Maryland” *www.proximityone.com/stmhi0910.htm *www.forbes.com

Best Four Year Universities in Maryland

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University offers 403 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 9,893 students graduated with students earning 5,948 Master's degrees, 2,301 Bachelor's degrees, 854 Certificates degrees, and 790 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
2 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD

University of Maryland-College Park offers 513 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 11,479 students graduated with students earning 7,798 Bachelor's degrees, 2,733 Master's degrees, 730 Doctoral degrees, and 218 Certificates degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
3 University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland-Baltimore County offers 182 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,713 students graduated with students earning 2,647 Bachelor's degrees, 699 Master's degrees, 266 Certificates degrees, and 101 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
4 Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MD

Notre Dame of Maryland University offers 93 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 752 students graduated with students earning 365 Master's degrees, 309 Bachelor's degrees, 66 Doctoral degrees, and 12 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Towson University Towson, MD

Towson University offers 188 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 6,133 students graduated with students earning 4,752 Bachelor's degrees, 1,097 Master's degrees, 259 Certificates degrees, and 25 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD

United States Naval Academy offers 40 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,153 students graduated with students earning 1,153 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
7 McDaniel College Westminster, MD

McDaniel College offers 88 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small suburb. In 2015, 807 students graduated with students earning 417 Bachelor's degrees, 340 Master's degrees, and 50 Certificates degrees.

8 Mount St Mary's University Emmitsburg, MD

Mount St Mary's University offers 83 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 765 students graduated with students earning 515 Bachelor's degrees, 214 Master's degrees, and 36 Certificates degrees.

9 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University offers 41 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,133 students graduated with students earning 954 Bachelor's degrees, and 179 Master's degrees.

10 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD

Loyola University Maryland offers 106 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,793 students graduated with students earning 957 Bachelor's degrees, 811 Master's degrees, 25 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in Maryland

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Frederick Community College Frederick, MD

Frederick Community College offers 119 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,151 students graduated with students earning 928 Associate's degrees, and 223 Certificates degrees.

2 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD

Harford Community College offers 69 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,062 students graduated with students earning 999 Associate's degrees, and 63 Certificates degrees.

3 Montgomery College Rockville, MD

Montgomery College offers 166 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a small city. In 2015, 3,033 students graduated with students earning 2,698 Associate's degrees, and 335 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD

Anne Arundel Community College offers 155 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,135 students graduated with students earning 1,895 Associate's degrees, and 1,240 Certificates degrees.

5 Howard Community College Columbia, MD

Howard Community College offers 96 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,333 students graduated with students earning 1,187 Associate's degrees, and 146 Certificates degrees.

6 College of Southern Maryland La Plata, MD

College of Southern Maryland offers 78 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,985 students graduated with students earning 1,230 Associate's degrees, and 755 Certificates degrees.

7 Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown, MD

Hagerstown Community College offers 80 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 1,082 students graduated with students earning 656 Associate's degrees, and 426 Certificates degrees.

8 The Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD

The Community College of Baltimore County offers 243 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,377 students graduated with students earning 2,268 Associate's degrees, and 1,109 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 Cecil College North East, MD

Cecil College offers 115 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 446 students graduated with students earning 308 Associate's degrees, and 138 Certificates degrees.

10 Allegany College of Maryland Cumberland, MD

Allegany College of Maryland offers 55 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 867 students graduated with students earning 570 Associate's degrees, and 297 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
19 : 1 38,140
University of Maryland-Baltimore County University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
3/5
23 : 1 13,839
Notre Dame of Maryland University Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MD
5/5
17 : 1 2,612
Towson University Towson University Towson, MD
3/5
20 : 1 22,284
United States Naval Academy United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD 13 : 1 4,525
McDaniel College McDaniel College Westminster, MD
5/5
11 : 1 3,003
Mount St Mary's University Mount St Mary's University Emmitsburg, MD
5/5
15 : 1 2,257
Stevenson University Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
5/5
17 : 1 4,185
Loyola University Maryland Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
5/5
14 : 1 6,050
Maryland Institute College of Art Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
5/5
8 : 1 2,197
Morgan State University Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
2/5
18 : 1 7,725
Frostburg State University Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD
3/5
20 : 1 5,756
Bowie State University Bowie State University Bowie, MD
2/5
19 : 1 5,430
University of Maryland Eastern Shore University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD
2/5
17 : 1 4,465
University of Baltimore University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
3/5
23 : 1 6,229
St Mary's College of Maryland St Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City, MD
3/5
12 : 1 1,735
Salisbury University Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
3/5
18 : 1 8,671
Hood College Hood College Frederick, MD
5/5
16 : 1 2,289
Goucher College Goucher College Baltimore, MD
5/5
14 : 1 2,141
Washington Adventist University Washington Adventist University Takoma Park, MD
4/5
9 : 1 1,044
Coppin State University Coppin State University Baltimore, MD
2/5
19 : 1 3,108
Capitol Technology University Capitol Technology University Laurel, MD
4/5
23 : 1 804
Washington College Washington College Chestertown, MD
5/5
13 : 1 1,427
St John's College St John's College Annapolis, MD
5/5
8 : 1 451

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