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Stevenson University Overview

Located in Stevenson, Maryland, Stevenson University is a private not-for-profit institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Stevenson University Known For?

804 Undergraduate Awards
$38,079 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Stevenson.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Stevenson makes roughly $49,600 a year. This is 22% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Stevenson University Rankings

Stevenson landed the #434 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Stevenson.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Business/Corporate Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Legal Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Legal Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Stevenson has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Highest Paid Film, Video & Photographic Arts Graduates College Factual
#12 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#15 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#20 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#57 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#141 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Stevenson University?

Location of Stevenson University

Contact details for Stevenson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1525 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson, MD 21153-0641
Phone: 410-486-7000

How Do I Get Into Stevenson?

You can apply to Stevenson online at:

Admission Requirements for Stevenson

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Stevenson?

61% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 61%, Stevenson does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to Stevenson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Stevenson University  ( 510 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Stevenson University  ( 500 to 590 )
Stevenson received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Stevenson University  ( 19 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Stevenson University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Stevenson University  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford Stevenson University?

$38,079 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
6.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Stevenson is $38,079. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Stevenson, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $8,909 a year. That adds up to $35,636 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Stevenson is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Stevenson University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,708 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,113 undergraduate students at Stevenson, with 2,708 being full-time and 405 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Stevenson

There are also 502 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,708 full-time undergraduates at Stevenson, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Stevenson

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stevenson University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Stevenson Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 107
Black or African American 718
Hispanic or Latino 181
White 1,476
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 209

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Stevenson University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 14 countries are represented at Stevenson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Sweden, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Stevenson University

733 Took All Classes Online
1,966 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Stevenson. In 2017-2018, 1,966 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Stevenson has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 10th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Stevenson

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stevenson University was -0.8%. This is the #2,260 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Stevenson regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Stevenson majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 11%
Computer & Information Sciences 14%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 31%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 12%
Information Science 22%
Visual & Performing Arts 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Stevenson ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Stevenson.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business/Corporate Communications #5
Legal Professions (Other) #11
Information Science #55
Legal Support Services #79
Communication & Media Studies #103
Legal Professions #110
Communication & Journalism #155
Teacher Education Grade Specific #277
Health & Medical Administrative Services #343
Criminal Justice & Corrections #410
Computer & Information Sciences #418
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #466
Nursing #467

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Stevenson University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 182 49 231
Criminal Justice & Corrections 60 37 97
Business Administration & Management 94 0 94
Information Science 10 58 68
Teacher Education Grade Specific 46 6 52
General Psychology 50 0 50
Business/Corporate Communications 46 0 46
Computer Systems Networking 46 0 46
General Biology 41 0 41
Legal Professions (Other) 0 35 35
Legal Support Services 31 0 31
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 30 0 30
Design & Applied Arts 28 0 28
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 25 0 25
Human Development & Family Studies 25 0 25
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 23 0 23
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 14 0 14
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 13 0 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 13 13
Accounting 9 0 9
Communication & Media Studies 0 9 9
Other Education 0 7 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 7 0 7
General English Literature 5 0 5
History 5 0 5
Applied Mathematics 5 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 3 0 3
Chemistry 3 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 3
Biotechnology 0 0 0
TOTAL 804 214 1,018


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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