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Colleges in Maryland

25 colleges
89,350 yearly degrees
$13,416 average yearly in-state tuition
$25,850 average 4-year student loan

There are fewer schools than is typical in this state, but students should remember quality is more important than quantity. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $13,416, while students interested in attending a school from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $19,724.

About 40% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,462.

Browse the biggest schools below sorted by largest to smallest in size:

Public public vs private
13,710 yearly awards
$14,861 net cost

There are approximately 59,379 students at University of Maryland - University College in total, 9,714 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Maryland - University College undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $6,362. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for University of Maryland - University College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,200 after graduation.

#2

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
Public public vs private
11,930 yearly awards
$18,517 net cost

The total student population at University of Maryland - College Park is 40,521, of which 27,708 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UMCP. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

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

32% of UMCP students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $8,087. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$62,900 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from UMCP earns.

#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit public vs private
9,500 yearly awards
$33,586 net cost

There are 5,668 full-time undergraduates at Johns Hopkins, and 25,151 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Johns Hopkins. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 13%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly, 35% of students at Johns Hopkins take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,036. Johns Hopkins has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins earns $73,200.

#4

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
Public public vs private
5,940 yearly awards
$17,893 net cost

There are approximately 22,705 students at Towson in total, 17,106 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Towson undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

56% of Towson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $7,252. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Towson is $50,800.

Public public vs private
3,640 yearly awards
$20,539 net cost

There are 9,543 full-time undergraduates at UMBC, and 13,662 students altogether. It takes the average UMBC undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly, 42% of students at UMBC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $7,348. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $55,000.

#6

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
Public public vs private
2,880 yearly awards
$8,660 net cost

The total student population at Montgomery College is 22,875, of which 8,060 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,969. The student loan default rate of 9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate for Montgomery College - Rockville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,700 after graduation.

Public public vs private
2,720 yearly awards
$8,792 net cost

There are 5,408 full-time undergraduates at CCBC, and 19,349 students altogether.

28% of CCBC students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,205. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$35,100 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from CCBC earns.

#8

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
Public public vs private
2,350 yearly awards
$8,307 net cost

There are approximately 7,201 students at CSM in total, 2,642 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $4,389. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from CSM is $36,500.

#9

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public public vs private
2,290 yearly awards
$ net cost

The total student population at University of Maryland - Baltimore is 6,703, of which 718 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly, % of students at University of Maryland - Baltimore take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $89,700.

#10

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland
Public public vs private
2,280 yearly awards
$18,792 net cost

There are 7,191 full-time undergraduates at Salisbury, and 8,714 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Salisbury. The freshman retention rate is 83%.

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

Roughly, 57% of students at Salisbury take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,911. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury earns $50,500.

#11

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public public vs private
2,250 yearly awards
$15,912 net cost

The total student population at Anne Arundel Community College is 13,354, of which 3,815 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,418. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from AACC earns $36,900.

#12

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,760 yearly awards
$36,350 net cost

There are approximately 5,783 students at Loyola Maryland in total, 3,886 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Loyola Maryland. The freshman retention rate is 85%.

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

57% of Loyola Maryland students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $8,749. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Loyola Maryland with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $68,100 after graduation.

#13

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Public public vs private
1,520 yearly awards
$21,329 net cost

There are 1,716 full-time undergraduates at U of Baltimore, and 5,565 students altogether. It takes the average U of Baltimore undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 51% of students at U of Baltimore take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,718. U of Baltimore has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from U of Baltimore is $58,000.

#14

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland
Public public vs private
1,480 yearly awards
$16,658 net cost

The total student population at Morgan State University is 7,747, of which 5,825 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Morgan State undergraduate about 5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $6,799. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$40,500 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Morgan State earns.

#15

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public public vs private
1,390 yearly awards
$10,269 net cost

There are approximately 9,476 students at HCC in total, 3,418 of which are full-time undergraduates.

12% of HCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $5,038. 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-degree holder from this school earns $38,600.

#16

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland
Public public vs private
1,320 yearly awards
$14,699 net cost

There are approximately 5,396 students at Frostburg State in total, 3,849 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Frostburg State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Roughly, 68% of students at Frostburg State take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $6,844. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State earns $44,600.

Public public vs private
1,170 yearly awards
$8,658 net cost

The total student population at Prince George’s Community College is 12,113, of which 3,320 students are full-time undergraduates.

31% of PGCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $5,188. 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-degree holder from this school earns $39,700.

#18

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
Public public vs private
1,110 yearly awards
$6,111 net cost

There are 2,027 full-time undergraduates at Frederick Community College, and 6,220 students altogether.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,151. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Frederick Community College is $36,000.

#19

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland
Public public vs private
1,090 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are 4,495 full-time undergraduates at Annapolis, and 4,495 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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

Roughly, 0% of students at Annapolis take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $.

Students who graduate for Annapolis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

#20

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland
Public public vs private
1,070 yearly awards
$14,974 net cost

There are approximately 6,148 students at Bowie State University in total, 4,389 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Bowie State University undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 36%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $6,327. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$45,800 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Bowie State University earns.

#21

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland
Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,040 yearly awards
$27,542 net cost

The total student population at Stevenson University is 3,876, of which 2,926 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Stevenson. The freshman retention rate is 81%.

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

66% of Stevenson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $9,156. Stevenson has a 7.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Stevenson is $49,600.

#22

Harford Community College

Bel Air, Maryland
Public public vs private
950 yearly awards
$7,248 net cost

There are 2,185 full-time undergraduates at Harford Community College, and 6,109 students altogether.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $4,590. The student loan default rate of 8.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Harford Community College earns $32,600.

#23

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland
Private not-for-profit public vs private
880 yearly awards
$20,333 net cost

The total student population at McDaniel College is 2,819, of which 1,543 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average McDaniel undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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. Most of these students take out loans totaling $8,172. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for McDaniel with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,700 after graduation.

#24

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, Maryland
Public public vs private
790 yearly awards
$7,701 net cost

There are approximately 4,069 students at HCC in total, 999 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 37% of students at HCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $4,408. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$33,700 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from HCC earns.

#25

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, Maryland
Private not-for-profit public vs private
720 yearly awards
$28,495 net cost

There are 1,696 full-time undergraduates at Mount St Mary’s University, and 2,323 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Mount St Mary’s University. The freshman retention rate is 76%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $9,518. 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%.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $52,600.

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