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...

“…UMD, College Park is a school full of opportunities and great education. It has a campus feel, but is large enough to feel like it's own town and easy access to Washington, D.C. and other commercial areas, providing plenty of opportunities for...” – Jennifer from Western Maryland

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....

“…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

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 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

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...

“…For the past 2 years of attending Morgan State University, I have noticed myself changing for the better. Morgan has helped guide me to better decisions academically and also socially. ” – Fern from Silver Spring, 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...

“…salisbury has a vibrant campus, friendly people, and great food. the sports teams are outstanding, and even though its a division 3 school, we have an incredible amount of talent, especially in lacrosse. also, it's only a 45 minute drive from ocean...” – Damian from Silver Spring, 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 fun, sporadic, entertaining, and most importantly educational. UB is a great place to learn and grow through the various programs that are offered. There are specialization designed to meet specific needs of those looking to work in particular...” – Jonathan from Woodstock, 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...

“…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

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

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 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

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...

“…frostburg state university is a community. despite the, lately, almost constant tragedies that have befallen it, frostburg has stood strong and pulled together rather than falling apart. if, in seeking out a college, one wishes to be part of a...” – Emily from Gaithersburg, MD

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...

“…Challenging , learning-conducive environment with many possibilities to interact with faculty. Great place to make friends and enjoy life. A plus : the college is by the water as it is at the point where the St. Mary's river meet the Chesapeake bay.” – M. from P, 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...

“…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

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 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

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...

“…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

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,...

“…I love my HBCU Coppin State University. It is well organized, the classes aren't too big nor too small. I also love it here because it close to home.” – DeRijah from Baltimore, 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 great small, liberal arts school. The small size of the school makes each student feel comfortable and welcome. The professors are able to interact with students personally when needed.” – Myeisha from Baltimore, MD

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...

“…From touring the campus of Hood College it is easy to interpret that even though the school is smaller and less populated than your average University, this factor does nothing but work in it's favor. The small canvas in Frederick, MD is cozy but yet...” – Stacey from Columbia, MD

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 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

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...

“…A Fantastic blend of excellent scenery, community, faith, facilities, and discovery. This college holds exploration of the self, and studies very highly while mixing in a deep seated, faith guided studies with moral and thorough self examination. The...” – Robert from Ijamsville, MD

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...

“…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

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...

“…MICA is the best location for artists to learn their trade in a supportive environment. There are many involvement opportunities both on campus and in the community. There is a healthy amount of competition, creating a competitive, effective learning...” – Cindy from Blacksburg, VA

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

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...

“…prince george's community college is encouraging and inspiring. the professors, students, and faculty there are very helpful. the academic environment is even better, and will surely help one to reach their goals.” – Chantel from Glenn Dale, 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 am very please to be apart of this University, If i could go back in time in High School and pick the college that i would like to attend UMES would be my first pick.” – James 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...

“…harford community college is a great school to start off at. it is the best for students who do not quite know what they want to major in, or who want to save money. everyone is friendly, including the professors. ” – Caitlin from Jarrettsville, 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...

“…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

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...

“…It's a great place to start off getting used to college particularly work load and grading. A convenient college because it has three campuses and online classes. Plus you are able to get a two-year degree or certificate for a cheaper price.” – Abreellen from Newburg, 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...

“…Hagerstown Community College is a nice, small campus. The people are nice and friendly. The professors are very informative and the classes are small.” – Katlyn from Clear Spring, 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

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...

“…Has amazing teachers that actually care and strive to give you a true learning experience. The school offers many online classes giving you the ability to be flexible with school and a job, which is very important because it is a 2 year college.” – Frostburg, 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...

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

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...

“…Small campus with many oppoutunities for success. Most professors will take time to get to know you. Excellent transfer advisors prepare you for transferring to a four-year school.” – Elisabeth from Galena, 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...

“…Affordable and convenient, very flexible class schedules. Perfect for students that work full time jobs or have families. ” – Kevin from Westminster, MD

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...

“…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

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,...

“…cecil college has a number of great programs and paths from which to choose. they have flexible class schedules. most of the instructors are enjoyable, supportive and flexible.” – Kim from Port Deposit, 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 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

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...

“…Wor-Wic is a great school! It is cheap, it gives a good academic vibe and makes me feel like I can get help anytime I need it. I highly recommend Wor-Wic to anyone who wants to attend. ” – Phillip from Marion, 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 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,...

St. Mary’s Seminary and University is a Roman Catholic institution in Baltimore, the first seminary founded in post-Revolutionary United States, which makes it America’s oldest Catholic seminary. St. Mary’s is dedicated to Catholic priestly formation...

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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