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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

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    Princess Anne, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,713
    Years Accredited
    77 (1937)
    Student Population
    5,064
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    University of Maryland-Baltimore

    Baltimore, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    7,033
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    University of Maryland-Baltimore County

    Baltimore, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,764
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    15,144
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    University of Maryland-College Park

    College Park, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,908
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    43,352
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    University of Maryland-University College

    Adelphi, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,384
    Years Accredited
    68 (1946)
    Student Population
    64,737
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Maryland Campus

    Columbia, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    1,037
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Washington Adventist University

    Takoma Park, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,180
    Years Accredited
    73 (1942)
    Student Population
    1,692
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Washington Bible College-Capital Bible Seminary

    Lanham, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,080
    Years Accredited
    ()
    Student Population
    613
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Wor-Wic Community College

    Salisbury, MD
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,214
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    5,397
    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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