Colleges in Maryland

Colleges in Maryland

Maryland is a North Eastern state that’s known as “America in Miniature” partially due to the variety of topography, which includes sandy dunes, pine groves, hills of oak forests, and marshland. The climate varies just as much as the land. There are 55 colleges in Maryland, the majority of which are public four-year or private non-profit institutions. The oldest college is St. John’s College, previously King William School, and was founded in 1696, and the most selective is Johns Hopkins University. When it comes to top industries, BioHealth & Life Sciences, IT & Cybersecurity, and Advanced Manufacturing are popular in Little America. Main attractions in Maryland include The Walters Art Museum, the National Aquarium, and the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
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University of Maryland-College Park

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland-College Park is a 4-year public research university in Maryland’s Capital Region and the flagship campus of the UMD system. UMD hosts 12 colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 92 academic...

“…At the University of Maryland, you learn so much more than just facts and truths from textbooks and lectures. While the classes are extremely informational, and the professors and T.A.s are all very knowledgeable on their subjects, the real learning...” – Anonymous from PA

Johns Hopkins University

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....

“…All of the classes are full of material and even the intro classes go above and beyond what one would have learned in high school, and even in an AP class.” – Alyssa from Grand Blanc, MI

Towson University

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 recently transferred from a 4 year public college closer to my home, to Towson University mainly because of their Business Program. At Towson, they were very professional and the students and teachers knew fully what they were talking about...” – Felicia from Ridgefield Park, NJ

Morgan State University

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...

“…This school has alot to offer. We are very diverse and very welcoming.” – Chelsea from Germantown, MD

Salisbury University

Salisbury University is a 4-year public institution on Maryland’s eastern shore and a member of the University System of Maryland. Salisbury is home to colleges of Education, Business, Science, Liberal Arts, and Health conferring undergraduate...

“…This is a beautiful, academically challenging school. The amenities offered are great, and almost all of the dorms are nice. It is situated only 30 minutes from ocean city, but aside from that, there isn't much to do around here.” – Jessica from Laurel, MD

University of Baltimore

Originally founded as a night school for law and business students, the University of Baltimore is a public institution and part of the University System of Maryland. UB confers degrees in over 70 undergrad and graduate academic programs. In addition...

“…UB is centrally located in Baltimore, MD. No longer a graduate school taking on the adjustment of incoming freshman had gave UB a great opportunity to provide education to everyone of all walks of life.” – Ashley from Owings Mills, MD

Loyola University Maryland

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...

“…All of the teachers really want you to learn, understand, and enjoy the material that they teach. This, along with smaller class sizes, makes it an easy environment to learn in. Also, classes encourage participation to make sure you know the material...” – Amanda from Barrington, NJ

Stevenson University

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 teachers will most definitely work with you whenever you are either falling behind or simply have questions and need extra help. Along with that, there is free tutoring among most subjects.” – Akram from Gaithersburg, MD

Washington College

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 has a great academic system. The professors that I had so far, really made an effort to get to know each student. Each professor is passionate about what their teaching and making sure that we understand the concepts completely. My...” – Martianee from Pennsauken, NJ

Bowie State University

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

Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University is a public, 4-year institution established in the state of Maryland. FSU offers a wide variety of degree programs, many of which are unique, such as Adventure Sports Management, Forestry, and Ethnobotany. The school bases...

“…All of my teachers so far have been great! They all know what they're talking about and make sure we understand what they're talking about before moving on to something new. Even my math teacher, who tended to move a little fast, was willing to stay...” – Brittany from Clearville, PA

Montgomery College

Montgomery College is a public 2-year community college situated in Montgomery County, Maryland. The school operates three campuses in Germantown, Takoma Park, and Rockville. MC has an open admissions policy and grants associate degrees as well as...

“…montgomery college is an affordable, conveniently located, and diverse campus in which a student can gain the best experience and knowledge they need to succeed.” – Alexis from Germantown, MD

St Mary's College of Maryland

With campus overlooking the St. Mary’s River,  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a liberal arts institution in the Chesapeake Bay region. One of only two public honors colleges in the nation, St. Mary’s offers bachelor’s degrees in 24 academic majors...

“…The professors at St. Mary's love the subjects they teach with a contagious passion that makes each student want to know more. The courses are challenging without being impossible to master, and students are encouraged to think, contribute, and...” – Mallory from Callaway, MD

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

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...

“…I did not expect to learn much due to entering this college with AP credits, but I have still learned many new things due to the immense variety of classes. In my internship, 90% or more of my daily activities were taught.” – Roxanne from Glen Burnie, MD

Goucher College

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 perfect for those looking for a solid liberal arts background with opportunities to pursue one or more interests in depth. Though small, Goucher has a large and vibrant network of students, faculty, and alumni that love learning and...” – Kirsten from Pennsylvania

University of Maryland-University College

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...

“…ALL MY CLASSES ARE ON-LINE, I LOVE THE FELXABILITY THIS GIVES YOU. I'M A SIGNAL MOTHER SO THIS ALLOWS ME TO WORK AND RAISE MY SON WHILE STILL WORKING TOWARDS MY DEGREE. ” – Angela from Frederick, MD

Coppin State University

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 Univ. is and institution that allows people to excel in life. People around here are friendly and I love playing baseball here. I want to stay here all four years of my college career.” – Zachery from Fort Meade, MD

McDaniel College

McDaniel College is a private institution situated in Westminster, Maryland. The school operates a satellite campus in Budapest, Hungary. The school provides a liberal arts curriculum and BFA students participate in the “McDaniel Plan” which...

“…McDaniel is a tight-knit family consisting of passionate experienced professors and students who truly want to learn. It has the small campus atmosphere with all the opportunities of a bigger school. I absolutely love McDaniel and it is the perfect...” – Viktoria from Rowland, PA

Hood College

Hood College is a liberal arts institution situated on 50 acres in Frederick, Maryland, which also maintains several research centers, including for coastal & watershed studies, teaching & learning, and the humanities. Hood offers 32 areas of study...

“…Hood College is a small liberal arts school located forty minutes from the fun and exciting life of two major Maryland cities, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Students that earn a degree from Hood become well rounded individuals. The Hood community is...” – Alaina from Lincoln University, PA

United States Naval Academy

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 went here for a summer session. It was outstanding. Can't wait to finish my application.” – Taylor from Edina, MN

Mount St. Mary's University

Founded in 1808, Mount St. Mary's University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. The school operates two campuses in Maryland, a main campus in the Catoctin Mountains of Emmitsburg and a satellite campus...

“…My four years at the Mount were magical. Everyone at the Mount is so wonderful and welcoming that it is impossible to not make friends and feel special at the Mount. The Mount was my home for four years and I miss it terribly.” – Fat M

University of Maryland, Baltimore

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

Maryland Institute College of Art

Established in 1826, the Maryland Institute College of Art is one of the oldest visual arts colleges in the nation. Located in Baltimore, MICA offers 19 majors in artistic fields such as Drawing, Ceramics, and Printmaking as well as Liberal Arts...

“…I've only been here a month, but since I'm working at least 6 hours on work every day, I can actually feel myself improving, getting faster at drawing, and strong sense of composition. Also, the quality of my independent sketches and drawings are...” – N.S. from PA

Anne Arundel Community College

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....

“…Very cheap, transferable credits, especially if you live (and/or plan to attend a 4-year college) in-state.” – Richard from Glen Burnie, MD

Prince George's Community College

Prince George's Community College is a public institution with open admissions based in Largo, Maryland. PGCC operates multiple academic centers at the Andrews Air Force Base, University Town Center, and in Camp Springs, MD. The Diverse Male Student...

“…Had a great time attending this school because many activities are available, and the students & faculty are cool. As an A.A.S major in Computer Networks; loved the technology department. ” – Jason from Upper Marlboro, MD

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Founded in 1886, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public Historically Black College and University in southeast Maryland. UMES is home to schools of Business, Natural Sciences, Education, and Health Professions conferring undergrad...

“…I got accepted for the summer and i have already took two classes here. The teachers are excellent and they really helped me start off on the right track. The summer program i was involved in (SEA) provided upcoming freshman like myself with tutors...” – Charles from Princess Anne, 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

Notre Dame of Maryland University

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

The College of Southern Maryland is a 2-year community college located in the town of La Plata, near the Potomac River. To ease the transition from high school, CSMD provides a First Year Experience program to help incoming students adapt to campus...

“…The College of Southern Maryland is an awesome place of education. The professors are helpful and understanding of their students needs, what more could a college student ask for. On a scale of one to ten, I definitely give CSM a ten.” – Kayla from Waldorf, MD

Frederick Community College is a 2-year college in northern Maryland. FCC is home to more than 85 degree and certificate-granting academic programs in subjects including American Sign Language and Culinary Skills as well as an Honors College. In...

“…Affordable Valuable Education Knowledgeable Professors ” – Natallia from Frederick, MD

Hagerstown Community College is a 2-year institution and the first community college in Maryland. HCC is home to over 100 degree and certificate-granting academic programs as well as non-credit courses in subjects such as Veterinary Care. The...

“…The professors have an open door policy and can answer any questions that you have. They support your interests and allow for open speech in class. If they don't have an answer to a question, they'll work hard to find the right one.” – Eliza from Boonsboro, 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

Allegany College of Maryland is a public, 2-year institution established in Cumberland, with satellite locations in Somerset and Everett, Pennsylvania. ACM offers over 80 associate degree, certificate, and letter of recognition programs in a variety...

“…Classes are small and easy to focus. The teachers work hard to help you understand and are there to help you when you need assistance.” – Ashley from Burtonsville, MD

Baltimore City Community College

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...

Chesapeake College is a 2-year institution serving five counties and the first community college in the state of Maryland. Chesapeake offers degree programs in six academic departments as well as an honors program. The Health Professions Department...

“…The teachers here really know how to teach different learning styles. I have taken online classes as well as regular classes. Every class. the teacher is always available by phone, email, or visit to provide extra help to us students. Most of the...” – Jessica from Hurlock, MD

Carroll Community College is a 2-year community college in northern Maryland. Carroll offers associate degree programs in nine areas of study and certificates in 11 career and professional development departments. In addition, Carroll provides the...

St. John's College (MD)

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

Cecil College is a public, 2-year institution established on a rural, 170-acre campus in North East, Maryland. Cecil offers over 90 associate degree and certificate programs, with flexible learning options including Accelerated Studies, eLearning,...

“…This college is beautiful and they have a wide range of courses for students to take no matter what your major is.” – Jasmine from Elkton, MD

Capitol Technology University

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

A quick drive from both the Pennsylvania and West Virginia borders, Garrett College is a 2-year community college in McHenry, Maryland, at the edge of scenic Deep Creek Lake. In addition to its regular slate of more than 30 areas of study, Garrett...

“…Garrett is a great school to attend if you do not want to start off at a big school. Professors will work with you to meet your needs.” – Jennifer from McHenry, MD

With a name that combines the two counties in its service area, Wor-Wic Community College is a 2-year college in southeast Maryland. Wor-Wic offers degrees and certificates in 14 areas of study grouped in seven academic learning pathways. Wor-Wic is...

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...

Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian institution in the Washington, DC, metro region. Maple Springs offers a bachelor’s degree program in Bible Studies and the seminary confers master’s degrees in Divinity,...

The Yeshiva College of the Nation’s Capital is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in the Washington, DC, metro area dedicated to training students to become bnei Torah. The Yeshiva College is home to a beis midrash featuring a 4-year bachelor’s degree...

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...

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