Colleges in Baltimore

Colleges in Baltimore

Baltimore in the state of Maryland was established as an independent city by the Constitution of Maryland in 1729. Forty miles northeast of Washington, DC, it is part of the combined statistical area of Washington-Baltimore and is home to the second-largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic. The “city of neighborhoods” has also grown to include more than a dozen accredited 2- and 4-year higher education institutions, both public and private.

Baltimore City Community College is the only public community college in the city. Founded in 1947, the 2-year institution offers both associate degrees for transfer as well as continuing education. When it comes to undergraduate education, the University of Baltimore, located in midtown, offers 20 undergraduate degrees, as well as graduate and professional options. There are also two historically black universities in Charm City, Morgan State University and Coppin State University, CSU being a member of the University System of Maryland. USM has another campus in the area, as well, its first campus, the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Of Baltimore’s private institutions, Johns Hopkins University is the most well-known. Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins was the first research institution established in the US and was a founding member of the American Association of Universities. Consistently nationally ranked, Johns Hopkins five campuses to go along with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, with the Carey Business School and Peabody Institute in downtown Baltimore and the School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Nursing in East Baltimore. The Maryland Institute College of Art has also called Baltimore home since 1826 and is a member of the Association of Independent College of Art and Design (AICAD), which is a consortium of 36 leading US art schools.

There are three religious institutions in Baltimore, Loyola University Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU), and St. Mary’s Seminary and University. NDMU maintains the only women’s college in the state, as well as co-educational certificates and degrees at all levels.

A large number of residents in Baltimore don’t have a car, using public transit to commute. MTA Maryland offers a network of buses, a light rail network, and subway line. There are water taxi services, an intercity rail run by Amtrak, and two airports, the Baltimore—Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Martin State Airport. The city also hosts extensive bicycle routes and walking trails.

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Named for a well-known abolitionist and philanthropist, Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore and the first research university in the United States. JHU confers degrees and certificates in over 260 academic programs....

“…I just finished my first semester of graduate school at JHU. Although I was expecting JHU to be difficult (and it was), I found that my first semester went very well. My advisor, fellow students and professors were very welcoming and walked me...” – Samantha from Leavenworth, KS

Originally established as a teacher-training school, Towson University is a public institution in the Baltimore area and part of the University System of Maryland. TU is home to six colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 64 majors. In...

“…A great University with a high level of diversity and beautiful buildings. People are really friendly and having a student-faculty ratío of 17:1 it is easier to have everyone in classes. There is always some sort of event going on around campus...” – Rai from Montgomery Village, MD

Founded in 1867, Morgan State University is an Historically Black College and University in Baltimore and Maryland’s preeminent public urban research institution. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Morgan State offers degrees in more...

“…You learn through your own intrinsic ability to take the information and apply it to your life. Therefore, if you have that drive then you will definitly learn a great amount from Morgan State University.” – DonNika from Forestville, MD

Founded by Jesuits in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is Catholic liberal arts university in Baltimore. Loyola Maryland offers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors and minors. Additionally, all first year students participate in a peer...

“…Loyola University Maryland represents community. It's a place where you not only grow as an individual but you learn how to work as a team. As a person you make strides to become men and women for and with others. ” – Jennifer from Sea Cliff, NY

Stevenson University is a private university with a liberal arts curriculum. There are three campuses, the main campus is located in Stevenson, with two more in Owings Mills, Maryland. Stevenson offers more than 28 academic program, as well as more...

“…The Nursing program is phenomenal with a 98% passing rate. Important features of this option are the strong theoretical and clinical experiences. ” – Emilee from Conway, AR

The first school chartered after the American Revolution, Washington College is a 4-year liberal arts college on Maryland’s eastern shore. Washington grants bachelor’s degrees in 34 academic fields of study and all students are required to complete...

“…Attending Washington College has taught me more than I ever thought it could and not just in the classroom. First, the professors are always there to help. It is very easy to meet with them if you have a question, concern or just want to chat....” – Sara from Myersville, MD

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is the oldest Historically Black College and University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the United States. Bowie State encompasses colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, Business, and Professional...

“…So far, I have found the professors to be very knowledgeable in their fields of study.” – Jasmine from Clinton, MD

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a 4-year public institution based in Baltimore and part of the University of Maryland system. UMBC is home to seven colleges and schools hosting over 55 undergraduate degree-granting programs. In...

“…There are so many different subjects being taught here. Almost anything you may be interested in, they have at UMBC. Almost all the classes I've had at this school, I have enjoyed. ” – Adrienne from Springdale, MD

Founded in 1885, Goucher College is a private liberal arts institution based in Towson, Maryland. Goucher College places academic focuses on the “3Rs: Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection.” The campus is listed on the National Register of...

“…Goucher is incredible professional. They are very accepting. They will put your brain to the challenge in many different ways.” – Kera from Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland-University College is a four-year university with multiple start dates. The unique campus is entirely online, with free digital course materials. UMUC also offers the 3D Scholars Program, allowing high school students to...

“…Upon walking into the UMUC office I was muddled and confused about college opportunities for me altogether. As I sat listening and learning to a gentleman, who came in before me, I was reassured by the ease of the counselor how easy attending and...” – Kiara from Bolingbrook, IL

Originally founded in 1900 as a training school for African American teachers, Coppin State University is a 4-year public school and an Historically Black College and University in Baltimore. Coppin State hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education,...

“…Coppin State University has a small student to teacher ratio which is great because you can develop a relationship with your teacher. I like that I have a lot of resources available on campus and there is always someone there to help me. Attending...” – Christopher from Baltimore, MD

The United States Naval Academy is a 4-year service academy in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis. The academy grants bachelor’s degrees in 25 academic majors and all Navy students are classified with the rank of midshipmen during their time on...

“…You will learn a moderate amount in a wide variety of subjects. Be prepared though, there is a strong engineering focus.” – Shipmate

Founded in 1807, University of Maryland in Baltimore is the public health, law, and human services university in the state with a mission to “improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland at large through education, research,...

“…University of Maryland- Baltimore is a clean safe campus. UM Baltimore shows dedication to diversity in the student body. UM Baltimore is home to an internationally recognized shock trauma facility. ” – Mary from Pasadena, MD

Howard Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Columbia, Maryland. HCC offers over 100 associate degree, certificate, and noncredit programs, and it awards credit hours for life experience. Students can take part in a number...

“…I am learning a lot at Howard Community College. The professors are friendly and supportive, and willing to help you succeed. Many of the professors are willing to spend extra time after class to ensure that you comprehend the material.” – Tano from Laurel, MD

Anne Arundel Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Arnold, Maryland. AACC campus features a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including an astronomy lab, a performing arts center, two art galleries, and a gymnasium....

“…Anne Arundel is probably the reason I am now so engaged in learning. Every professor I've had have been extremely supportive and encouraging. They've paved the my way to my dream career. ” – Jessica from Severn, MD

Indiana University East is a regional campus of IU in Richmond. IUE grants bachelor’s degrees across eight departments as well as 14 online completion programs. Student life centers around over two dozen clubs and organizations ranging from social...

“…The only college that has no registration fee and is the cheapest when it comes to paying for tuition. ” – Marco from Bel Air, MD

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University is a Catholic school in Baltimore and the only women’s college in the state. Notre Dame is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, Pharmacy, and Nursing conferring...

“…I am so happy to call NDMU my home during the school year. I could not be happier with my decision to go here! The staff and faculty care so much for the students and I live it! ” – Rebecca from Crofton, MD

Washington Adventist University is a 4-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The university is made up of three schools: Arts and Social Services, Health Professions, Science, and Wellness, and Graduate and...

“…here at this school you will have a wonder ful leraning experiance. not just mentally but physcially and spirtually as well.” – Jessica from Takoma Park, MD

Baltimore City Community College is a public, 2-year institution established as the only state community college in Maryland. Baltimore City offers 37 associate degree programs as well as 17 career-oriented certificate programs, with affordable...

Founded in 1696, St John’s College in Maryland is a private, liberal arts college located in the city of Annapolis. Despite its name, the college has no religious affiliation. The college is best known for its Great Books curriculum, which provides...

“…At St. John's the program is fixed but the tutors add a specific flavor to each class. In your freshman year you take a course learning about languages which accompanies the learning of Ancient Greek. You also study Euclid's elements and Ptolemy's...” – Naga from Knoxville, TN

Capitol Technology University is located northeast of Washington, DC, and provides programs in engineering, business, and computer and information sciences. It is a private institution, military-friendly school, and a designated Center of Academic...

“…Capitol is the honestly the best school you can come to. We have amazing professors and small class sizes so students don't feel overwhelmed by a large class and intimidating professor, everyone here wants to help you succeed. Capitol has every type...” – Rachel from Fort Washington, MD

The Community College of Baltimore County is a 2-year institution with three full-service campuses, three education centers, and with several courses housed in Baltimore County public schools. This accessibility extends to 20 totally online degree...

“…I am learning a lot, at this school, its pretty cool.” – Mikea from Owings Mills, MD

Established in 1974, the Maryland University of Integrative Health is a private, medical education institution located in Laurel. MUIH offers over 20 postgraduate degree and certificate programs in fields of study including Acupuncture, Oriental...

Established in 1933, Ner Israel Rabbinical College is a private, Jewish educational institution located in Pikesville, Maryland. The Lithuanian-style Talmudic academy is all male and affiliated with the Agudath Israel of America. The yeshiva...

Founded by former Princeton Theological Seminary faculty, Faith Theological Seminary is an Evangelical Christian school in Baltimore. FTS offers a bachelor’s degree in Religion as well as a master’s degree in Divinity and two doctorates in Ministry...

Originally holding classes in a rented facility in a local synagogue, the Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore is a Yeshiva training future Rabbis and Jewish community leaders. The Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta features a Judaic Studies program...