Best Colleges 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

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Based on 32 Reviews
University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
Based on 68 Reviews
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
Based on 28 Reviews
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, MD
Based on 4 Reviews
Towson University
Towson, MD
Based on 16 Reviews
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Based on 8 Reviews
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Mount St Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD
Stevenson University
Stevenson, MD
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Based on 12 Reviews
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD
Based on 8 Reviews
Bowie State University
Bowie, MD
Based on 8 Reviews
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD
University of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Based on 16 Reviews
St Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD
Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD
Based on 8 Reviews
Hood College
Frederick, MD
Based on 4 Reviews
Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
Based on 12 Reviews
Washington Adventist University
Takoma Park, MD
Coppin State University
Baltimore, MD
Based on 4 Reviews
Capitol Technology University
Laurel, MD
Washington College
Chestertown, MD
St John's College
Annapolis, MD
St John's College
Annapolis, MD
University of Maryland-University College
Adelphi, MD
Based on 16 Reviews
Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus
Hagerstown, MD
Ner Israel Rabbinical College
Baltimore, MD
ITT Technical Institute-Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
ITT Technical Institute-Hanover
Hanover, MD
Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Capitol Heights, MD
Sojourner-Douglass College
Baltimore, MD
Yeshiva College of the Nations Capital
Silver Spring, MD
National Labor College
Silver Spring, MD

Best Community Colleges in Maryland

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public