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56 Colleges
80,826 Yearly Graduations
$63,255 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,578 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 80,826 students received a degree from a college in Maryland, making it rank #19 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Maryland is $15,814 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $19,950 a year.

About 47% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,395 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
13,239 Yearly Degrees
$8,244 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. For undergraduates at University of Maryland - University College, the average graduation time 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. University of Maryland - University College has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of Maryland - University College 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
11,864 Yearly Degrees
$12,906 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. It takes the average UMCP undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
9,504 Yearly Degrees
$53,740 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Johns Hopkins University is 25,151, of which 5,668 students are full-time undergraduates. 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. 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
5,942 Yearly Degrees
$7,524 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 22,705 students at Towson in total, 17,106 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Towson is 4.4 years.

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

58% of Towson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,308 a year. Towson has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
3,534 Yearly Degrees
$11,520 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Maryland - Baltimore County is 13,662, of which 9,543 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMBC, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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 typical student loan amount is $6,446 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% 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
2,577 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Montgomery College is 22,875, of which 8,060 students are 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 average amount of student loans is $4,898 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% 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.

#7

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,285 Yearly Degrees
$14,550 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

University of Maryland - Baltimore has a 1.4% 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 University of Maryland - Baltimore is $70,000.

#8

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,282 Yearly Degrees
$8,658 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Salisbury University is 8,714, of which 7,191 students are full-time undergraduates. 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%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,744 a year. Salisbury has a 3.6% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
2,131 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.

29% of CCBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,033 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% 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.

#10

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,762 Yearly Degrees
$17,460 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,783 students at Loyola Maryland in total, 3,886 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Loyola Maryland, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% 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. Loyola Maryland has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#11

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,622 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,815 full-time undergraduates at AACC, and 13,354 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 typical student loan amount is $4,750 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close 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.

#12

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,490 Yearly Degrees
$13,680 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

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

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,534 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#13

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,476 Yearly Degrees
$7,794 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,747 students at Morgan State in total, 5,825 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Morgan State undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 35% of accepted students 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 15.9% 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.

#14

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,315 Yearly Degrees
$7,794 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%. Around 50% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Frostburg State is $31,600.

#15

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,290 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 average amount of student loans is $5,076 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%.

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

#16

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,262 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

#17

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,087 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,495 students at Annapolis in total, 4,495 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Annapolis is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The acceptance rate at Annapolis is 8%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 72% are men and 28% are women.

#18

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,065 Yearly Degrees
$8,424 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,389 full-time undergraduates at Bowie State University, and 6,148 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bowie State University is 4.9 years.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,057 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.

22% of PGCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,593 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% 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

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,037 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. It takes the average Stevenson undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 61% of students at Stevenson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,909 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stevenson is $42,400.

#21

Harford Community College

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

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

17% of Harford Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Harford Community College is $26,100.

#21

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
883 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at McDaniel College is 2,819, of which 1,543 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at McDaniel, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

69% of McDaniel students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,145 a year. McDaniel has a 3.8% 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 $35,600 during the early-career years.

#23

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
882 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,027 full-time undergraduates at Frederick Community College, and 6,220 students altogether. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close 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.

#24

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
715 Yearly Degrees
$12,936 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,696 full-time undergraduates at Mount St Mary’s University, and 2,323 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Mount St Mary’s University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,964 a year. Mount St Mary’s University has a 2.5% 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 Mount St Mary’s University is $41,300.

#25

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
641 Yearly Degrees
$11,835 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,475 students at NDMU in total, 528 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at NDMU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%.

Roughly 67% of students at NDMU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,995 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Other Maryland Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 634
27 Strayer University - Maryland 617
28 Hagerstown Community College 601
28 Maryland Institute College of Art 601
30 Hood College 600
31 Goucher College 526
32 Carroll Community College 507
33 Allegany College of Maryland 506
34 Maryland University of Integrative Health 490
35 Coppin State University 485
36 St Mary’s College of Maryland 470
37 Cecil College 468
38 Baltimore City Community College 451
39 Washington College 368
40 Wor-Wic Community College 363
41 Chesapeake College 266
42 Washington Adventist University 224
43 Capitol Technology University 166
44 Kaplan University - Hagerstown Campus 152
45 St John’s College 123
46 Garrett College 107
47 Ner Israel Rabbinical College 101
48 Women’S-Institute-Of-Torah-Seminary 56
49 Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia 27
50 University of Phoenix - Maryland 21
51 Faith Theological Seminary 20
52 Brightwood College-Towson 18
53 Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore 12
54 Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary 9
55 Yeshiva College of the Nations Capital 8
56 Brightwood College-Beltsville 4

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