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79 Colleges
88,502 Yearly Graduations
$64,466 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,398 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 $16,117 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $20,287 per year.

An estimated 60% of college students in Maryland take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,349 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
13,527 Yearly Degrees
$8,640 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 59,379 students at University of Maryland - University College in total, 9,714 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Maryland - University College is 4.7 years.

30% of University of Maryland - University College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,749 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,200 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
12,093 Yearly Degrees
$13,158 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Maryland - College Park is 40,521, of which 27,708 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMCP is 4.2 years.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

31% of UMCP students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,322 a year. UMCP 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 UMCP is $47,200.

#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10,006 Yearly Degrees
$55,350 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 25,151 students at Johns Hopkins in total, 5,668 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The acceptance rate at Johns Hopkins is 13%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,361 a year. Johns Hopkins has a 1.1% 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 Johns Hopkins is $62,700.

#4

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
5,879 Yearly Degrees
$7,902 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 17,106 full-time undergraduates at Towson, and 22,705 students altogether. For undergraduates at Towson, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,308 a year. Towson has a 3.5% 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 Towson is $40,700.

Public Public vs. Private
3,654 Yearly Degrees
$11,862 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,543 full-time undergraduates at UMBC, and 13,662 students altogether. UMBC has a freshman retention rate of 88%, 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 60%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 34% of students at UMBC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,446 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMBC is $40,800.

#6

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
3,066 Yearly Degrees

There are 22,875 students at Montgomery College - Rockville in total, 8,060 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

11% of Montgomery College - Rockville students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,898 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Montgomery College - Rockville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
2,994 Yearly Degrees

There are 5,408 full-time undergraduates at CCBC, and 19,349 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,033 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCBC is $27,700.

#8

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,451 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Anne Arundel Community College is 13,354, of which 3,815 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at AACC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,750 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average 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
$15,132 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,703 students at University of Maryland - Baltimore in total, 718 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Maryland - Baltimore with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $70,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,217 Yearly Degrees
$8,769 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,191 full-time undergraduates at Salisbury, and 8,714 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Salisbury is 4.3 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

52% of Salisbury students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,744 a year. Salisbury has a 3.3% 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 Salisbury is $38,800.

#11

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,814 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,201 students at CSM in total, 2,642 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at CSM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CSM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,749 Yearly Degrees
$17,910 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,783 students at Loyola Maryland in total, 3,886 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Loyola Maryland undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,102 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Loyola Maryland with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,427 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Howard Community College is 9,476, of which 3,418 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,076 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

#14

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,411 Yearly Degrees
$8,190 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,825 full-time undergraduates at Morgan State, and 7,747 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Morgan State is 5.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

76% of Morgan State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,089 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morgan State is $27,900.

#15

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,341 Yearly Degrees
$13,824 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Baltimore is 5,565, of which 1,716 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at U of Baltimore, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

36% of U of Baltimore students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,534 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,300 during the early-career years.

#16

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,337 Yearly Degrees
$7,866 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,849 full-time undergraduates at Frostburg State, and 5,396 students altogether. For undergraduates at Frostburg State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

67% of Frostburg State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,067 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate 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
$7,614 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,148 students at Bowie State University in total, 4,389 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at Bowie State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,232 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% 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

The total student population at United States Naval Academy is 4,495, of which 4,495 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Annapolis. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

This a very selective school with only 8% of students getting accepted. Around 72% of accepted students are men, and 28% are women.

Public Public vs. Private
1,064 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,320 full-time undergraduates at PGCC, and 12,113 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,593 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#20

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,022 Yearly Degrees

There are 6,220 students at Frederick Community College in total, 2,027 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#21

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,018 Yearly Degrees
$8,040 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,876 students at Stevenson in total, 2,926 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Stevenson, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

61% of Stevenson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,909 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,400 during the early-career years.

#22

Harford Community College

Bel Air, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
979 Yearly Degrees

There are 6,109 students at Harford Community College in total, 2,185 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,057 a year. Harford Community College has a 8.9% 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 Harford Community College is $26,100.

#23

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
847 Yearly Degrees
$9,180 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,543 full-time undergraduates at McDaniel, and 2,819 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at McDaniel is 4.1 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at McDaniel take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,145 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from McDaniel is $35,600.

#24

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
767 Yearly Degrees

There are 999 full-time undergraduates at HCC, and 4,069 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,252 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from HCC is $26,900.

#25

Strayer University - Maryland

Suitland, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
733 Yearly Degrees
$14,940 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 371 full-time undergraduates at Strayer University - Maryland, and 2,915 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 34 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Strayer University - Maryland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,268 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar 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 Baltimore School of Massage-Linthicum 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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