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79 Colleges
88,502 Yearly Graduations
$65,702 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,604 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 $16,425 per year to get their degree at a college in Maryland, while out of state students will pay an average of $20,814 per year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,401 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 58,526 students at UMGC in total, 47,080 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,425 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMGC is 5.0 years.

Roughly 27% of students at UMGC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,996 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $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 30,875 undergraduates at UMCP, of which 28,160 are full-time, and there are 40,709 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UMCP. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

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

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,474 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average 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
10,006 Yearly Degrees
$54,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,890 students at Johns Hopkins in total, 6,331 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,766 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 11% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 16% of students at Johns Hopkins take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,625 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

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. 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 79%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,604 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% 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
$9,420 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. UMBC has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMBC is $40,800.

#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 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 typical student loan amount is $4,543 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% 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
$6,918 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,901 full-time undergraduates at CCBC, and 17,573 students altogether. 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 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

#8

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,451 Yearly Degrees
$8,540 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.

9% of AACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,230 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AACC is $29,700.

#9

University of Maryland - Baltimore

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

There are 898 undergraduates at UMB, of which 707 are full-time, and there are 7,137 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

UMB has a 0.8% 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 UMB is $70,000.

#10

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
2,217 Yearly Degrees
$10,044 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Salisbury University is 8,124, of which 7,150 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,621 are full-time. It takes the average Salisbury undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 39% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% 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

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

11% of CSM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,331 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to 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.

#12

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,749 Yearly Degrees
$51,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,822 undergraduates at Loyola Maryland, of which 3,736 are full-time, and there are 5,282 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Loyola Maryland. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

57% of Loyola Maryland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,154 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#13

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,427 Yearly Degrees
$7,218 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Howard Community College is 9,566, which includes 2,683 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at HCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,886 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% 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
$7,628 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,634 students at Morgan State in total, 6,270 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,581 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Morgan State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% 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 1,899 undergraduates at UB, of which 1,050 are full-time, and there are 4,169 students altogether. It takes the average UB undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

30% of UB students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,939 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,300 during the early-career years.

#16

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,337 Yearly Degrees
$9,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,119 undergraduates at Frostburg State, of which 3,221 are full-time, and there are 4,857 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 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 average amount of student loans is $7,036 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average 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 6,250 students at Bowie State University in total, 5,354 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,429 are full-time. For undergraduates at Bowie State University, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,768 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bowie State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
1,088 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.

The acceptance rate at Annapolis is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 70% of accepted students are men, and 30% are women.

Public Public vs. Private
1,064 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.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,810 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% 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
$7,396 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,719 full-time undergraduates at Frederick Community College, and 5,756 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Frederick Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,274 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to 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
$37,868 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stevenson University is 3,492, of which 3,027 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,680 are full-time. For undergraduates at Stevenson, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% 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 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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 5,256, which includes 1,750 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

14% of Harford Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,912 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average 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
$45,876 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at McDaniel is 4.2 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% 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. McDaniel has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
$6,360 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.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,315 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%.

Students who graduate from HCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Strayer University - Maryland

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

There are 2,760 students at Strayer University - Maryland in total, 2,344 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 253 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Roughly 60% of students at Strayer University - Maryland take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,710 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% 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 Cortiva Institute-Baltimore 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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