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79 Colleges
88,502 Yearly Graduations
$65,702 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,604 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 88,502 students received a degree from a college in Maryland, making it rank #22 in terms of graduations. Maryland colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,425 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $20,814 per year.

An estimated 55% of college students in Maryland take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,401 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
13,527 Yearly Degrees
$7,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 58,526 students at UMGC in total, 47,080 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,425 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMGC, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

Roughly 27% of students at UMGC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,996 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMGC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
12,093 Yearly Degrees
$10,779 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,875 undergraduates at UMCP, of which 28,160 are full-time, and there are 40,709 students altogether. UMCP has a freshman retention rate of 95%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

27% of UMCP students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,474 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMCP with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10,006 Yearly Degrees
$54,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,890 students at Johns Hopkins in total, 6,331 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,766 are full-time. For undergraduates at Johns Hopkins, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Only 11% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,625 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $62,700 during the early-career years.

#4

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
5,879 Yearly Degrees
$10,198 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,917 students at Towson in total, 18,730 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,238 are full-time. It takes the average Towson undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

53% of Towson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,604 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Towson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,654 Yearly Degrees
$9,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,497 students at UMBC in total, 10,932 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,220 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UMBC. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at UMBC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,902 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
3,066 Yearly Degrees
$10,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,037 students at Montgomery College in total, 6,902 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

9% of Montgomery College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,543 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Montgomery College is $30,700.

Public Public vs. Private
2,994 Yearly Degrees
$6,918 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Community College of Baltimore County is 17,573, which includes 4,901 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

20% of CCBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,951 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,451 Yearly Degrees
$8,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,948 students at AACC in total, 3,188 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,230 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from AACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,375 Yearly Degrees
$11,213 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 898 undergraduates at UMB, of which 707 are full-time, and there are 7,137 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMB is $70,000.

#10

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,217 Yearly Degrees
$10,044 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,150 undergraduates at Salisbury, of which 6,621 are full-time, and there are 8,124 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

49% of Salisbury students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,254 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#11

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,814 Yearly Degrees
$6,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of Southern Maryland is 6,164, which includes 2,001 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

11% of CSM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,331 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSM is $27,800.

#12

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,749 Yearly Degrees
$51,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,282 students at Loyola Maryland in total, 3,822 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,736 are full-time. Loyola Maryland has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Loyola Maryland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,154 a year. Loyola Maryland has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Loyola Maryland is $50,700.

#13

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,427 Yearly Degrees
$7,218 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,683 full-time undergraduates at HCC, and 9,566 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at HCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,886 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from HCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,411 Yearly Degrees
$7,628 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Morgan State University is 7,634, of which 6,270 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,581 are full-time. For undergraduates at Morgan State, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

79% of Morgan State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

#15

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,341 Yearly Degrees
$9,096 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,169 students at UB in total, 1,899 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,050 are full-time. It takes the average UB undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,939 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UB is $41,300.

#16

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,337 Yearly Degrees
$9,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,857 students at Frostburg State in total, 4,119 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,221 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Frostburg State is 4.6 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,036 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,600 during the early-career years.

#17

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,119 Yearly Degrees
$8,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,354 undergraduates at Bowie State University, of which 4,429 are full-time, and there are 6,250 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Bowie State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,768 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,100 during the early-career years.

#18

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,088 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,594 students at Annapolis in total, 4,594 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Annapolis. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

The acceptance rate at Annapolis is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 70% of accepted students are men, and 30% are women.

Public Public vs. Private
1,064 Yearly Degrees
$6,026 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,504 full-time undergraduates at PGCC, and 11,357 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

17% of PGCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,810 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PGCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,022 Yearly Degrees
$7,396 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,756 students at Frederick Community College in total, 1,719 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

13% of Frederick Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,274 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

#21

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,018 Yearly Degrees
$37,868 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,027 undergraduates at Stevenson, of which 2,680 are full-time, and there are 3,492 students altogether. For undergraduates at Stevenson, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,675 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Stevenson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Harford Community College

Bel Air, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
979 Yearly Degrees
$6,065 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Harford Community College is 5,256, which includes 1,750 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Harford Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,912 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

#23

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
847 Yearly Degrees
$45,876 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at McDaniel College is 2,931, of which 1,804 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,787 are full-time. For undergraduates at McDaniel, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at McDaniel take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,800 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,600 during the early-career years.

#24

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
767 Yearly Degrees
$6,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,193 full-time undergraduates at HCC, and 3,433 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,315 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from HCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Strayer University - Maryland

Suitland, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
733 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,344 undergraduates at Strayer University - Maryland, of which 253 are full-time, and there are 2,760 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

60% of Strayer University - Maryland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,710 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

Other Maryland Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Mount St Mary’s University 717
27 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 676
28 Baltimore City Community College 629
29 Maryland Institute College of Art 611
30 Notre Dame of Maryland University 605
31 Hood College 602
32 Allegany College of Maryland 586
33 Goucher College 530
34 Carroll Community College 523
35 St Mary’s College of Maryland 509
36 Cecil College 460
36 Wor-Wic Community College 460
38 Coppin State University 452
39 All-State Career - Baltimore 427
40 North American Trade Schools 414
41 Maryland University of Integrative Health 413
42 Washington College 402
43 Lincoln College of Technology - Columbia 358
44 Fortis College - Landover 317
45 Chesapeake College 301
46 Washington Adventist University 264
47 Fortis Institute - Towson 204
48 Capitol Technology University 198
49 Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton 168
50 Columbia Institute 110
50 Aveda Institute - Maryland 110
52 St John’s College 107
53 Sans Technology Institute 105
54 Garrett College 103
55 Cortiva Institute-Baltimore 88
56 Paul Mitchell the School Jessup 83
57 Institute of Health Sciences 81
58 Ner Israel Rabbinical College 78
58 The Temple - A Paul Mitchell Partner School 78
60 The Temple Annapolis - A Paul Mitchell Partner School 77
61 Hair Expressions Academy 74
62 Award Beauty School 72
63 Hair Academy II 67
64 Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences 61
65 Montgomery Beauty School 46
66 Women’S-Institute-Of-Torah-Seminary 45
67 Maryland Beauty Academy of Essex 40
68 Empire Beauty School-Glen Burnie 34
68 Empire Beauty School-Owings Mills 34
70 Holistic Massage Training Institute 33
71 Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences 32
72 Blades School of Hair Design 31
73 Delmarva Beauty Academy 22
74 Aspen Beauty Academy of Laurel 19
75 Baltimore Studio of Hair Design 18
75 Faith Theological Seminary 18
77 Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore 16
78 Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary 11
79 Yeshiva College of the Nations Capital 5

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