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....

“…Johns Hopkins offers rigorous academics and research opportunities, and caters to a wide variety of academic interests. The smaller size of the school makes it feel like a home and connects you to the rest of your peers. There is a sense of unity...” – Vanessa from Thousand Oaks, CA

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...

“…I loved being an asset at Towson University, because college has provided me with a well-rounded education on integrity and artistic sensibilities. My college curriculum provided me with complementary skills to use after graduating, as well as...” – Nicole from Baltimore, 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...

“…Unique. Awesome. Fruitful.” – Folasayo from Baltimore, 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...

“…a place where you can feel at home, the campus is wonderful, and the academics are strong. everyone is friendly and will answer any questions you have with a smile and if they don't know it they will make sure to find someone who can help you. also...” – Filip from Arnold, MD

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...

“…i had a great first semester at stevenson. the classes were tough but i was able to get assistance when i needed it. i plan to attend here next year as well.” – Morgan from Mardela Springs, MD

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...

“…Washington College is the perfect college for a student who is looking for a small, close-knit community. Professors and peers truly care and help one another strive for their greatest accomplishments. However, a person who is accustomed to an urban...” – Lindsey from Mechanicsville, 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...

“…Bowie State University is a small school with about 6,000 students. While mostly commuter, it serves those in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and is easily accessible by public transportation. Most importantly, the campus is a tight-knit...” – Julius from Landover, 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...

“…the university of maryland-baltimore county is a small, public university just outside of the city of baltimore. umbc strives to create well rounded students through a core curriculumn which includes arts and humanities, history, mathematics, foreign...” – Daniel from Bowie, 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 a place where the weird kid from high school can come to be themselves. There is so much freedom here and you are encouraged to plan any kind of events you want. The campus is full of life.” – Tianna from Pitcairn, PA

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...

“…University of Maryland- University College provides various types of degrees and programs for all potential students. Univeristy of Maryland - University College also has very interactive and professors who are expeirenced in the fields they teach....” – Marina from Turlock, CA

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 lot to offer to new incoming students. The professors tried their hardest to make sure we are learning all we can with little resources. Coppin State University have also added different and new courses that students can...” – Ikea

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...

“…I would rate this institution as a B+. The atmosphere is great, the friendships forged here are amazing and the level of intelligence among the midshipmen is incredible at times. The only problem I have with this place is the greatly varied and...” – Alex from Arnold, MD

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...

“…Howard Community College is a very great school and can,t wait to attend this fall. Campus is great, friendly people and great teachers.it is very affordable school ” – Linda from Columbia, 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 community college is a great college at an affordable price. the faculty and teachers are great, and you get the same experience as a private college.” – Jake from Lothian, 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...

“…Notre Dame is a beautiful, peaceful campus. A sense of community is felt which is why I chose Notre Dame. The academics are challenging, but the professors are there to help their students along the way and to help them receive an excellent education...” – Chelsea from Baltimore, 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...

“… Rich in spritual soul food. Well recognised wolrdwide with grobally recognIsed certificates. Frendly n good enviroment to study in am eagerly waiting to join you very soon.” – Jackson from Kenya

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...

“…its a great school. i love this school. i enjoying attending this school.” – Dalonte from Cheyney, PA

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...

“…It is a life changer. It challenges you to not only learn how to learn but also to value a place in the world wondering at the world. I would be lost without this education.” – Jennifer from Annapolis, MD

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 College i would give a 10 out of 10. They are they only school who let's you dive right into your core classes. The hands on here is wonderful in the success of the students.” – JaMia from Baltimore, 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...

“…this is a welcoming college that offers great class selections and provides excellent teaching instructors. i especially like the fact that they offer such a variety of honors classes. i would reccomend this college to anyone. ” – Sara from Baltimore, MD

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...