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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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,117 per year to get their degree at a college in Maryland, while out of state students will pay an average of $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
$7,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maryland Global Campus is 58,281, of which 46,162 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,472 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMGC, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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
$10,779 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 40,743 students at UMCP in total, 30,511 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 28,390 are full-time. UMCP has a freshman retention rate of 96%, 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 45%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

31% of UMCP students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,322 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,200 during the early-career years.

#3

Johns Hopkins University

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

The total student population at Johns Hopkins University is 27,079, of which 6,256 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,762 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Johns Hopkins. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Only 13% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $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 19,619 undergraduates at Towson, of which 17,209 are full-time, and there are 22,709 students altogether. It takes the average Towson undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Towson take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,308 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Towson is $40,700.

Public Public vs. Private
3,654 Yearly Degrees
$12,028 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,060 undergraduates at UMBC, of which 9,436 are full-time, and there are 13,602 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,446 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% 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

The total student population at Montgomery College is 21,260, which includes 7,305 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,898 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
2,994 Yearly Degrees
$6,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,053 full-time undergraduates at CCBC, and 17,732 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

29% of CCBC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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
$8,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,655 students at AACC in total, 3,604 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 average amount of student loans is $4,750 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,700 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Maryland - Baltimore

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

There are 6,827 students at UMB in total, 878 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 695 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

UMB has a 1.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMB 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
$10,044 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,686 undergraduates at Salisbury, of which 7,090 are full-time, and there are 8,617 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 65%. Of the accepted students, 41% 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Salisbury with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 6,351, which includes 2,257 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
$50,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,925 undergraduates at Loyola Maryland, of which 3,883 are full-time, and there are 5,473 students altogether. 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.

56% of Loyola Maryland students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,102 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,700 during the early-career years.

#13

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,427 Yearly Degrees
$7,029 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,110 students at HCC in total, 3,194 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

12% of HCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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
$8,009 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,763 students at Morgan State in total, 6,461 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,759 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Morgan State take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

The total student population at University of Baltimore is 4,476, of which 2,097 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,192 are full-time. It takes the average UB undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at UB take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,534 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Frostburg State University is 5,178, of which 4,429 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,522 are full-time. 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.

Roughly 67% of students at Frostburg State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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
$8,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,171 students at Bowie State University in total, 5,227 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,329 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

70% of Bowie State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 4,538, which includes 4,538 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Only 8% of students who apply get accepted. Around 72% of accepted students are men, and 28% are women.

Public Public vs. Private
1,064 Yearly Degrees
$6,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,788 students at PGCC in total, 3,508 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at PGCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$7,228 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Frederick Community College is 6,129, which includes 1,843 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Frederick Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

#21

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,018 Yearly Degrees
$37,142 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stevenson University is 3,579, of which 3,107 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,724 are full-time. It takes the average Stevenson undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Stevenson take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,909 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 5,705, which includes 1,932 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Harford Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,057 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Harford Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
847 Yearly Degrees
$44,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at McDaniel College is 2,851, of which 1,679 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,652 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Roughly 69% of students at McDaniel take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,145 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$6,405 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,848 students at HCC in total, 1,061 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#25

Strayer University - Maryland

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

There are 3,224 students at Strayer University - Maryland in total, 2,684 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 279 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 34 to 1.

14% of Strayer University - Maryland students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - Maryland is $33,100.

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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