|Are you planning to attend a Maryland college? Then,
you have come to the right place! We have carefully
reviewed each of 4-year colleges and universities in the
state of Maryland and the following are the top-ranked
public and private programs listed in alphabetical
order. You can keep reading to see best MD colleges. Please note that
you will be directed to a different website.
In Maryland, public education is a responsibility shared
by State, county and Baltimore City government. The
State Board of Education sets educational standards,
certifies teachers, partially funds school construction
and instruction, and monitors school performance. The
Board also oversees the State Department of Education.
County boards of education often set additional
requirements, develop new programs, and provide
substantial local funding. Local, State and federal
funds combined to provide $8.1 billion for Maryland
public schools in the 2004-05 school year. The average
cost per pupil was $9,062 in the 2004-05 school year.
Prettyboy Elementary School, 19810 Middletown
Road, Freeland, Maryland, July 2006. Photo by Diane F.
On national tests, Maryland students consistently
excel. Some 68 percent of Maryland public high school
students took the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) in
2004, a high participation rate. In Advanced Placement
courses, Maryland ranks second in the nation in the
percentage of high school students scoring at the
Huntingtown High School, 4125 North Solomons
Island Road, Huntingtown, Maryland, July 2006. Photo by
Diane F. Evartt.
The Maryland school year is a minimum 180 days long.
Schools are open for a ten-month period, from about
Labor Day to mid-June. Opening and closing dates vary
from county to county. Kindergarten is mandatory. The
State also requires that children, ages 5 to 16, attend
school. Elementary and middle school students attend
school at least 6 hours a day, high school students 6.5
hours a day. Students may attend school up to age 21.
In September 2004, for prekindergarten through high
school, 865,561 students enrolled in 1,419 public
schools, and 187,817 students enrolled at 1,150 private
schools. Public high schools graduated 59,024 students
in 2005. Those intending to continue their education:
71.1% (66.8% in a college or university, 4.3% in a trade
or business school); to work: 14.3%; to enter military
More stringent requirements for graduation from high
school were set by the State in 1992. Credits required
were increased from 20 to 21. General requirements were
replaced with particular courses, or courses with
specific content. Fewer credits were reserved for
electives (nonrequired courses chosen by students).
Students must pass functional tests in reading, writing,
mathematics, and citizenship. They also must perform 75
hours of volunteer community service approved by the
Special Public School Programs. These
cover prekindergarten for four-year olds; and career and
technology education, including consumer and homemaking
classes. Gifted and talented programs also are offered
by the State, on a tuition basis, at summer centers for
students who qualify academically, meet geographical
distribution requirements, and are able to pay the cost.
Special education services for students with
disabilities range from aid for part or all of a school
day to specialized services for homebound students or
those in separate facilities or hospitals. Within the
State Department of Education, the Division of Special
Education and Early Intervention Services administers
both State and federal programs for special education.
Below we list all universities in the state of Maryland. You can visit
AllCityPopulation for colleges in Maryland by city.
Total Enrollment: 800
Location: 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715
Tuition: $7,880 (2016)
Acceptance Rate: 53% (2015)
Total Enrollment: 6,171
Slogan: "Either find a way or make one."
Location: 11301 Springfield Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
Tuition: $22,896 (2014)
Acceptance Rate: 70.5% (2014)
Total Enrollment: 843
Slogan: "Nurturing Potential... Transforming Lives"
Location: 2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216
Tuition: $7,346 (2015)
Acceptance Rate: 37% (2015)
Total Enrollment: 2,893
Slogan: "One University. A World of Experiences."
Location: 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532
Tuition: $8,702 (2016)
Acceptance Rate: 63% (2015)
Total Enrollment: 5,396
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of each county in Maryland.