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
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.
The University of Maryland is a public university founded in 1856 and is the largest university in the state with over 40,000 students. Located in suburban College Park just south of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, this school has over 120 departments and 112 different graduate programs with an emphasis on research activity and community-based learning. The University of Maryland is known for its red-brick Georgian campus architecture and the iconic McKeldin Mall reflection pool.
The University of Maryland has a range of reputable academic programs in fields such as public policy, engineering, and business, and Maryland residents receive in-state tuition at a much lower rate than applicants from out-of-state. On-campus, the University of Maryland Office of Sustainability operates The Chesapeake Project, a program that encourages the integration of sustainability education into existing curriculums across disciplines. This project has led University of Maryland students to participate in environmentally-conscious competitions such as the Solar Decathlon and to inform the university’s Climate Action Plan.
Outside of academics, the University of Maryland athletic teams, represented by their campus mascot Testudo the Terrapin, compete in the ACC with an annual football rivalry with the University of Virginia at XFINITY Center. Notable alumni include former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, U.S. Men’s National Team keeper Zack Steffen, and comedian Larry David.
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.
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.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD||18 : 1||27,079|
|United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD||14 : 1||4,538|
|University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD||22 : 1||40,743|
|St. John's College Annapolis, MD||10 : 1||542|
|University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore, MD||24 : 1||13,602|
|St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City, MD||11 : 1||1,513|
|Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD||16 : 1||5,473|
|Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD||15 : 1||2,227|
|Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MD||21 : 1||2,277|
|Towson University Towson, MD||24 : 1||22,709|
|Washington College Chestertown, MD||12 : 1||1,288|
|Mount St. Mary's University Emmitsburg, MD||18 : 1||2,362|
|Salisbury University Salisbury, MD||19 : 1||8,617|
|Hood College Frederick, MD||20 : 1||2,002|
|Goucher College Baltimore, MD||19 : 1||2,168|
|Morgan State University Baltimore, MD||17 : 1||7,763|
|University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD||24 : 1||4,476|
|Ner Israel Rabbinical College Baltimore, MD||37 : 1||443|
|Coppin State University Baltimore, MD||22 : 1||2,724|
|University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD||14 : 1||2,886|