Maryland Best Colleges Comparison

View the Maryland Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Maryland Statistics

There are 97 colleges in Maryland - 33 public and 64 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $19,962 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $17,918. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,144 and the average acceptance rate is 74% for Maryland Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Maryland. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Maryland colleges at Maryland Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Maryland Statistics
Top 20 colleges in MarylandAll colleges in Maryland
Number of Schools20 schools
(10 public, 10 private)
97 schools
(33 public, 64 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,147 (in-state)
$34,852 (out-of-state)
$7,002 (in-state)
$19,962 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,180 (in-state)
$18,906 (out-of-state)
$12,624 (in-state)
$17,918 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$18,498$8,219
Test Scores1,152 SAT, 24 ACT 1,144 SAT, 24 ACT
Acceptance Rate68.95% 74.17%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.50% 31.37%
Population153,785360,304
Undergraduate104,323287,317
Graduate49,46272,987
Graduation Rate62.70%53.84%
Transfer-out Rate21.94%19.79%
Students to Faculty Ratio11.60 to 115.18 to 1

Top Colleges In Maryland Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Maryland for academic year 2019-2020. Johns Hopkins University ranked top in the Maryland Best Colleges Comparison and United States Naval Academy and University of Maryland-College Park follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $34,852 for undergraduate programs $18,906 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Maryland is 1,152 and the acceptance rate is 68.95%. The average students to faculty ratio is 11.60 to 1 for top colleges in Maryland. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Maryland Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Johns Hopkins University
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Private, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD
$58,720 $45,081 28,8908% 1,515 SAT
35 ACT
6 to 1
2 United States Naval Academy
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Public, 4 yearsAnnapolis, MD
- - 4,5948% 1,310 SAT
29 ACT
8 to 1
3 University of Maryland-College Park
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Public, 4 yearsCollege Park, MD
$38,636
($10,955)
$10,156 40,70952% 1,420 SAT
32 ACT
17 to 1
4 St. John's College
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Private, 4 yearsAnnapolis, MD
$36,170 $21,677 44653% 1,385 SAT
29 ACT
7 to 1
5 University of Maryland-Baltimore County
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Public, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD
$28,470
($12,280)
$8,971 13,49781% 1,315 SAT
28 ACT
17 to 1
6 Stevenson University
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Private, 4 yearsStevenson, MD
$38,168 $21,158 3,49291% 1,100 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
7 University of Baltimore
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Public, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD
$22,550
($9,364)
$5,022 4,16989% 1,045 SAT
19 ACT
13 to 1
8 St. Mary's College of Maryland
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Public, 4 yearsSt. Mary's City, MD
$31,200
($15,124)
$8,734 1,50877% 1,238 SAT
29 ACT
9 to 1
9 Loyola University Maryland
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Private, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD
$53,530 $28,139 5,28284% - 12 to 1
10 McDaniel College
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Private, 4 yearsWestminster, MD
$46,336 $34,145 2,93187% 1,140 SAT 13 to 1
11 Notre Dame of Maryland University
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Private, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD
$39,745 $23,425 2,23362% 1,020 SAT
21 ACT
7 to 1
12 Towson University
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Public, 4 yearsTowson, MD
$25,516
($10,464)
$9,405 21,91788% 1,130 SAT
24 ACT
16 to 1
13 Morgan State University
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Public, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD
$18,479
($8,008)
$7,488 7,63487% 970 SAT
18 ACT
13 to 1
14 Washington College
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Private, 4 yearsChestertown, MD
$49,768 $31,372 1,08970% - 9 to 1
15 Frostburg State University
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Public, 4 yearsFrostburg, MD
$24,080
($9,594)
$7,764 4,85786% 1,090 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
16 Washington Adventist University
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Private, 4 yearsTakoma Park, MD
$25,200 $13,298 96862% 925 SAT
20 ACT
11 to 1
17 Goucher College
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Private, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD
$48,200 $32,581 2,01582% 1,223 SAT
28 ACT
9 to 1
18 Mount St. Mary's University
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Private, 4 yearsEmmitsburg, MD
$44,750 $27,918 2,56082% 1,073 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
19 University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Public, 4 yearsPrincess Anne, MD
$19,343
($8,724)
$7,352 2,64682% 925 SAT
18 ACT
10 to 1
20 Coppin State University
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Public, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD
$13,334
($6,809)
$7,769 2,34848% 920 SAT
20 ACT
12 to 1
Average$34,852
($10,147)
$18,498 153,78568.95% 1,152 SAT
24.3529 ACT
11.60 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020