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Political Science & Government Schools in Maryland

1,134 Political Science students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Political Science & Government major is the 21st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Political Science & Government Majors in Maryland

Political Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 970
Master’s Degree 118
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 25
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 21
Post-Master’s Certificate 21

Gender Distribution

In Maryland, a political science major is more popular with men than with women.

Political Science & Government Majors in MD Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of political science majors in Maryland is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.6%
  • Black or African American: 12.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.5%
  • White: 60.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.3%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Political Science & Government Majors in MD Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Political Science & Government Grads in Maryland

In this state, there are 15,740 people employed in jobs related to a political science degree, compared to 515,790 nationwide.

Political Science & Government Jobs Nationwide vs. MD

Wages for Political Science & Government Jobs in Maryland

A typical salary for a political science grad in the state is $119,300, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 21 colleges in Maryland that offer political science degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

334 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
40,743 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.23 years to complete their degree at UMCP. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average.

171 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
27,079 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $62,700 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 1.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

122 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
4,538 Total Students

8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time.

92 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
22,709 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.40 years to complete their degree at Towson. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,700 a year.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
13,602 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 69%. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
8% Graduation Rate
58,281 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,672. The 6.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#7

Salisbury University

Salisbury
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
8,617 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.34 years to graduate. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 66%.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
5,473 Total Students

In their early career, Loyola Maryland grads earn an average salary of $50,700. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. 92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#9

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
1,513 Total Students

In their early career, SMCM grads earn an average salary of $38,800. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.13 years.

#10

McDaniel College

Westminster
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
2,851 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.11 years. 100% of students get financical aid. The 4.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Political Science & Government Careers in MD

Some of the careers political science majors go into include:

Job Title MD Job Growth MD Median Salary
Political Science Professors 7% $86,840
Economics Professors 6% $96,970
Economists 5% $116,380
Managers 2% $119,900
Political Scientists 0% $129,870

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to political science.

Major Annual Graduates in MD
Economics 1,392
International Relations & Security 790
Sociology 452
Criminology 377
General Social Sciences 334
Other Social Sciences 287
Geography & Cartography 246
Anthropology 103

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