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49 Schools in Maryland Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Allegany College of Maryland

    Cumberland, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,118
    Years Accredited
    50 (1965)
    Student Population
    4,769
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Anne Arundel Community College

    Arnold, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,809
    Years Accredited
    47 (1968)
    Student Population
    26,080
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Baltimore City Community College

    Baltimore, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,462
    Years Accredited
    52 (1963)
    Student Population
    9,830
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Bethel Seminary of the East

    Landover, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    87
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Bowie State University

    Bowie, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,639
    Years Accredited
    54 (1961)
    Student Population
    6,430
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Capitol College

    Laurel, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,696
    Years Accredited
    39 (1976)
    Student Population
    1,079
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Carroll Community College

    Westminster, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,541
    Years Accredited
    18 (1996)
    Student Population
    5,473
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Cecil College

    North East, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,002
    Years Accredited
    41 (1974)
    Student Population
    3,439
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Chesapeake College

    Wye Mills, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,832
    Years Accredited
    45 (1970)
    Student Population
    3,923
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    College of Southern Maryland

    La Plata, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,668
    Years Accredited
    46 (1969)
    Student Population
    12,722
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Coppin State University

    Baltimore, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,065
    Years Accredited
    53 (1962)
    Student Population
    4,700
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Maryland

    Bethesda, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    45 (1970)
    Student Population
    182
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    DeVry University-Maryland

    Bethesda, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,915
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    186
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Frederick Community College

    Frederick, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,058
    Years Accredited
    44 (1971)
    Student Population
    9,012
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Frostburg State University

    Frostburg, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,436
    Years Accredited
    62 (1953)
    Student Population
    6,237
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Garrett College

    McHenry, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,750
    Years Accredited
    40 (1975)
    Student Population
    1,069
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Goucher College

    Baltimore, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $37,640
    Years Accredited
    94 (1921)
    Student Population
    2,941
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Hagerstown Community College

    Hagerstown, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,398
    Years Accredited
    47 (1968)
    Student Population
    7,024
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Harford Community College

    Bel Air, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,427
    Years Accredited
    48 (1967)
    Student Population
    9,732
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Howard Community College

    Columbia, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,833
    Years Accredited
    40 (1975)
    Student Population
    14,149
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

Over the past five years, Maryland has seen one of the nation's lowest percentage increases for in-state tuition at four-year public universities. Maryland's tuition rate rose only 8% between the 2008-2009 and the 2013-2014 school year. Maryland has controlled tuition spikes, in part, because of increasing their funding appropriations for higher education — while the U.S. as a whole had decreased these appropriations by 3.8% from 2006-2011, Maryland increased them by 10.7%. However, that's tempered by the fact that per student, funding in the state as a whole has decreased by 18.3% over the last five years. While this figure is below cuts made in other states, the drop in funding does contribute to rising tuition.

College Enrollment

Over the past year, college enrollment has decreased by approximately 2% across the nation, which has been attributed to a peak in high school graduates in 2011, as well as to the still-struggling economy. In Maryland, both small schools and the public university system are seeing a drop in the number of freshmen for the 2014-2015 school year. However, looking over enrollment from 2000 to 2010, Maryland has stayed fairly consistent with U.S. trends: while state enrollment increased by approximately 34%, nationwide enrollment increased by 30%.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Maryland Prepaid College Trust: One of the state's official college savings plans, this program allows students to "lock in" current tuition prices by putting away money early. The program is backed by a Maryland Legislative Guarantee, includes tax benefits, and is transferrable out of state.
    • Maryland College Investment Plan: Another state program, this is a more traditional 529 savings plan, allowing students or parents to contribute money to a tax-deferred account. The plan is low cost and designed to help families start saving early.
    • Maryland College Access Challenge Grant: This grant is arranged at the federal level but administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Organizations provide matching "challenge" grants to increase the amount of funds available, and the Commission allocates the grant to increase the number of low income students able to attend college or university.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Maryland College Goal Sunday: This nonprofit organizes events across the state designed to help students fill out the FAFSA and connect to further financial aid resources. They also answer student questions about college and admissions requirements. Their events are typically held in January and February.
    • Maryland Business Roundtable for Education: Established as a means to connect business leaders with the world of education, this nonprofit uses resources from the private-sector to advocate for higher education and provide resources to students in need. MBRT arranges speakers and seminars, campaigns for legislation aimed at improving education, and several initiatives to support students interested in STEM careers.
    • MDgo4it: This site, run by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, include a wealth of information for prospective students. It answers questions about life at college, directs students to financial aid resources, and provides tips on the application process.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Maryland Higher Education Commission Press Room: The MHEC updates its site with trends and key changes in higher education across the state.
    • Edweek Maryland: One of the leading national education publications, Edweek, filters its content by state, covering everything from anti-bullying to college costs to school diversity trends.

Higher Education in Maryland

Maryland Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 64% Maryland
      Graduation Rate
    • 1492 SAT Maryland
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Maryland

  • MD US
    Public 2-Year
  • MD US
    Public 4-Year
  • MD US
    Private 4-year

Maryland Institutions

  • MD US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • MD US
    Public
    Institutions
  • MD US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • MD US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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