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Many postsecondary institutions in Maryland are public colleges and universities. Learn about some of these schools and what programs they have available to their students.

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Schools and Degrees

Universities, 4-year colleges and community colleges are available throughout the state of Maryland. These schools offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a number of different fields, including engineering, education and nursing. Many schools also have continuing education and career services available. Below, the three largest schools in the state are outlined in detail. A list of all higher education institutions in the state is also included.


Largest Schools in Maryland

University of Maryland - College Park

Situated on a 1,250-acre campus, the University of Maryland in College Park is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. The school ranked among the nation's top 20 public colleges in 2010 by U.S. News & World Report, and several of its academic programs ranked among the top in their fields, such as computer science, mathematics, education, business and engineering. More than 100 majors are available through the university's 11 academic schools and colleges, and students can choose from bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as certificates. As Maryland's leading research institution, the university houses many centers and institutes, including national centers for science, engineering, terrorism and languages. Students also have access to more than 900 public workstations, 24-hour computer labs, employer information sessions, career fairs, tutoring services and interview training.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 Turner Hall, College Park, MD 20742
  • Phone Number: (301) 405-1000

Montgomery College

Established in 1946, Montgomery College maintains its largest campus in Rockville, Maryland, with two others in Germantown and Takoma Park. Over 130 programs of study culminate in associate's degrees and certificates. The college is known for its strong programs in science, engineering and the arts, as well as its extensive honors and general education programs. A broad range of continuing education and workforce development programs are also available; some non-credit class topics are, among others, building and construction, event management, hospitality, film and music. Additional campus features include a student-run newspaper and senate, 50 clubs, theaters, art galleries and concert halls.

Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD 20850
  • Phone Number: (240) 567-5000

Johns Hopkins University

Beyond the campuses in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University has a campus in Washington, D.C., and academic facilities around the world. Students can earn certificates and diplomas at the leading research university in addition to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Courses of study are available within the schools of nursing, arts and sciences, engineering, public health, medicine, education, business and international studies. The Peabody Institute, which was established as the nation's first academy of music, became affiliated with the school in 1977 and also offers degrees. In 2010, Johns Hopkins University ranked third among the nation's best medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report.

Contact Information

  • Address: 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Phone Number: (410) 516-8000

List of Colleges and Universities in Maryland

College/University Student Population Institution Type
University of Maryland - College Park 37,000 4-year, Public
University of Maryland - University College 34,172 4-year, Public
Montgomery College 24,452 2-year, Public
Towson University 21,111 4-year, Public
The Community College of Baltimore County 20,673 2-year, Public
Johns Hopkins University 19,758 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Anne Arundel Community College 15,149 2-year, Public
University of Maryland - Baltimore County 12,268 4-year, Public
Prince George's Community College 12,110 2-year, Public
College of Southern Maryland 8,240 2-year, Public
Howard Community College 7,905 2-year, Public
Salisbury University 7,868 4-year, Public
Morgan State University 7,005 4-year, Public
Baltimore City Community College 6,898 2-year, Public
University of Maryland - Baltimore 6,156 4-year, Public
Harford Community College 6,091 2-year, Public
Loyola University Maryland 6,080 4-year, Private not-for-profit
University of Baltimore 5,843 4-year, Public
Frederick Community College 5,748 2-year, Public
Bowie State University 5,483 4-year, Public
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