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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

Maryland ranked #22 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 88,502 students received some type of diploma that year. 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

There are 58,281 students at UMGC in total, 46,162 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,472 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMGC is 4.7 years.

30% of UMGC 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
$10,779 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,511 undergraduates at UMCP, of which 28,390 are full-time, and there are 40,743 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMCP, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,322 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $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

There are 27,079 students at Johns Hopkins in total, 6,256 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,762 are full-time. Johns Hopkins has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

This a very selective school with only 13% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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
$10,198 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Towson University is 22,709, of which 19,619 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,209 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 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. The student loan default rate of 3.5% 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
$12,028 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maryland - Baltimore County is 13,602, of which 11,060 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,436 are full-time. UMBC has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

34% of UMBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,446 a year. UMBC 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 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 21,260 students at Montgomery College in total, 7,305 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

11% of Montgomery College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,898 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.7% is close 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
$6,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,732 students at CCBC in total, 5,053 are full-time undergraduates. 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%.

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
$8,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anne Arundel Community College is 12,655, which includes 3,604 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 $4,750 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar 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.

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 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. It takes the average Salisbury undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 52% of students at Salisbury take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

There are 6,351 students at CSM in total, 2,257 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% 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
$50,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,473 students at Loyola Maryland in total, 3,925 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,883 are full-time. 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 average amount of student loans is $9,102 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$7,029 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.

Roughly 12% of students at HCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from HCC is $30,100.

#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. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

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

Students who graduate from Morgan State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

University of Baltimore

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

There are 4,476 students at UB in total, 2,097 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,192 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UB is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. 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 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
$8,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,227 undergraduates at Bowie State University, of which 4,329 are full-time, and there are 6,171 students altogether. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bowie State University is $32,100.

#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 freshman retention rate at Annapolis is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

The total student population at Prince George’s Community College is 11,788, which includes 3,508 full-time undergraduates. 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
$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.

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%.

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

There are 3,579 students at Stevenson in total, 3,107 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,724 are full-time. For undergraduates at Stevenson, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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.

61% of Stevenson students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

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
$6,065 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,705 students at Harford Community College in total, 1,932 are 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 typical student loan amount is $5,057 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at McDaniel is 4.1 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% 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. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from McDaniel with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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.

34% of HCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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
$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.

Roughly 14% of students at Strayer University - Maryland take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,268 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% 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 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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