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53 Colleges
83,807 Yearly Graduations
$67,332 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,687 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Maryland ranked #18 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 83,807 students received some type of diploma that year. Maryland colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,833 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $21,284 per year.

About 44% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,672 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
14,884 Yearly Degrees
$7,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maryland Global Campus is 58,526, of which 47,080 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,425 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at UMGC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,996 a year. UMGC has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,907 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
12,361 Yearly Degrees
$10,955 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 27% of students at UMCP take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,474 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMCP with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $59,719 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10,486 Yearly Degrees
$58,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,331 undergraduates at Johns Hopkins, of which 5,766 are full-time, and there are 28,890 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Johns Hopkins. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

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 school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Johns Hopkins with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $75,418 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
6,027 Yearly Degrees
$10,464 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Towson University is 21,917, of which 18,730 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,238 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Towson is 4.4 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,604 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% 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 $48,390 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,765 Yearly Degrees
$12,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,932 undergraduates at UMBC, of which 9,220 are full-time, and there are 13,497 students altogether. It takes the average UMBC undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 49% of accepted students 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. UMBC has a 3.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,729 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,913 Yearly Degrees
$10,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Montgomery College is 20,037, which includes 6,902 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 average amount of student loans is $4,543 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Montgomery College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,838 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,534 Yearly Degrees
$11,899 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maryland - Baltimore is 7,137, of which 898 students are undergraduates and of those, 707 are full-time. 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $74,351 during the early-career years.

#8

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,260 Yearly Degrees
$10,188 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. It takes the average Salisbury undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at Salisbury take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Salisbury is $47,391.

Public Public vs. Private
2,007 Yearly Degrees
$6,918 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,573 students at CCBC in total, 4,901 are 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 typical student loan amount is $5,951 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCBC is $32,519.

#10

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,791 Yearly Degrees
$8,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anne Arundel Community College is 11,948, which includes 3,188 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at AACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,230 a year. AACC has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from AACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,774 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,614 Yearly Degrees
$53,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Loyola University Maryland is 5,282, of which 3,822 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,736 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,154 a year. Loyola Maryland has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $61,084 during the early-career years.

#12

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,473 Yearly Degrees
$8,008 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,270 undergraduates at Morgan State, of which 5,581 are full-time, and there are 7,634 students altogether. For undergraduates at Morgan State, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Morgan State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,112 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,341 Yearly Degrees
$7,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,886 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from HCC is $36,255.

#14

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,334 Yearly Degrees
$9,594 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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Frostburg State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,036 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Frostburg State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,374 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,213 Yearly Degrees
$6,026 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Prince George’s Community College is 11,357, which includes 3,504 full-time undergraduates. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PGCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,032 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,183 Yearly Degrees
$9,364 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Baltimore is 4,169, of which 1,899 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,050 are full-time. For undergraduates at UB, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 30% of students at UB take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,939 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,830 during the early-career years.

#17

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,176 Yearly Degrees
$8,562 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,250 students at Bowie State University in total, 5,354 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,429 are full-time. It takes the average Bowie State University undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,768 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,562 during the early-career years.

#18

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,127 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,594 full-time undergraduates at Annapolis, and 4,594 students altogether. Annapolis has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Only 9% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 70% are men and 30% are women.

#19

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,023 Yearly Degrees
$38,168 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.

69% of Stevenson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,675 a year. Stevenson has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,856 during the early-career years.

#20

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
933 Yearly Degrees
$7,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,001 full-time undergraduates at CSM, and 6,164 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,331 a year. CSM has a 5.4% 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 CSM is $32,433.

#21

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
911 Yearly Degrees
$7,444 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.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,274 a year. Frederick Community College has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,991 during the early-career years.

#22

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
908 Yearly Degrees
$46,336 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,804 undergraduates at McDaniel, of which 1,787 are full-time, and there are 2,931 students altogether. 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.

75% of McDaniel students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,800 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,563 during the early-career years.

#23

Harford Community College

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

There are 5,256 students at Harford Community College in total, 1,750 are 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 average amount of student loans is $4,912 a year. Harford Community College has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,321 during the early-career years.

#24

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
683 Yearly Degrees
$44,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,071 undergraduates at The Mount, of which 1,912 are full-time, and there are 2,560 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at The Mount take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,051 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,213 during the early-career years.

#25

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
625 Yearly Degrees
$6,390 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.

Roughly 22% of students at HCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,315 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from HCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,757 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Maryland Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Strayer University - Maryland 620
27 Maryland Institute College of Art 608
28 Notre Dame of Maryland University 600
29 Goucher College 569
30 Hood College 564
31 Carroll Community College 541
32 Allegany College of Maryland 519
33 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 507
34 Baltimore City Community College 426
35 St Mary’s College of Maryland 408
36 Coppin State University 400
37 Washington College 357
38 Wor-Wic Community College 326
39 Maryland University of Integrative Health 321
40 Cecil College 279
41 Washington Adventist University 274
42 Chesapeake College 239
43 Capitol Technology University 188
44 Sans Technology Institute 183
45 Garrett College 108
46 St John’s College 101
47 Ner Israel Rabbinical College 91
48 Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary 52
49 Fortis College - Landover 42
50 Lincoln College of Technology - Columbia 29
51 Yeshiva College of the Nations Capital 8
52 Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore 3
53 Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary 0

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