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Stevenson University Overview

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

What Is Stevenson University Known For?

801 Undergraduate Awards
$38,012 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Stevenson is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Stevenson.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 31% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Stevenson with a bachelor's degree make about $56,567 a year. That's 39% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Stevenson student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Stevenson University Rankings

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 Best Value Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Legal Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Value Health Professions Master’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
#2 Best Value Colleges for Other Education College Factual
#2 Best Value Colleges for Other Education College Factual
#17 Best Value Colleges for Information Science College Factual
#38 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Education College Factual
#41 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#47 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is 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 neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Stevenson?

89% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
Stevenson has the high acceptance rate of 89%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Can I Afford Stevenson University?

$38,012 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Stevenson is $38,012. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Stevenson, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,675 a year. That adds up to $30,700 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Stevenson is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Stevenson University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,680 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,027 undergraduate students at Stevenson, with 2,680 being full-time and 347 being part-time.


There are also 465 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,680 full-time undergraduates at Stevenson, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 107
Black or African American 724
Hispanic or Latino 240
White 1,386
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 196

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

731 Took All Classes Online
2,794 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,794 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 13th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Stevenson

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Stevenson University was $37,868 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Stevenson is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Biotechnology #1 #1
Business/Corporate Communications #10 #10
Legal Professions (Other) #13 #13
Legal Professions #22 #22
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #25 #22
Computer Systems Networking #42 #42
Legal Support Services #62 #62
Information Science #70 #65

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 #1,860 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
Computer & Information Sciences 10%
Education 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 5%
Legal Professions 7%
Nursing 3%
Other Education 32%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4%

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 #14
Legal Professions (Other) #28
Information Science #105
Other Education #105
Communication & Media Studies #221
Legal Professions #266
Communication & Journalism #338

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 220 51 271
Business Administration & Management 90 0 90
General Biology 52 0 52
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 5 47
General Psychology 42 0 42
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 40 0 40
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40 0 40
Legal Support Services 38 0 38
Computer Systems Networking 37 0 37
Information Science 2 30 32
Human Development & Family Studies 24 0 24
Business/Corporate Communications 23 0 23
Other Education 0 22 22
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 20 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 18 0 18
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 16 0 16
Accounting 16 0 16
Information Technology 15 0 15
Natural Resources Conservation 13 0 13
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 12 0 12
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 11 0 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 11
Chemistry 11 0 11
Communication & Media Studies 2 3 5
General English Literature 5 0 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 4 0 4
Legal Professions (Other) 0 4 4
Drama & Theater Arts 4 0 4
Applied Mathematics 3 0 3
History 1 0 1
Biotechnology 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0
TOTAL 801 126 927


*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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