Maryland Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Maryland

Maryland might be small, but it has a big presence, which is why Maryland colleges and universities can be a great fit for aspiring college students. Its land area is just over 12,000 square miles, but it's home to more than 5.7 million people--more than a third of whom have at least a bachelor's degree--and a higher-than-average median household income of $69,272 a year. Economically, Maryland is a powerhouse in health care, renewable energy, aerospace and defense; prospective students have 400 research centers and 60 Maryland universities and colleges to choose from. Recreational opportunities abound here too, thanks to three professional sports teams, 31 miles of Atlantic coastline, great urban centers like Baltimore's Inner Harbor and National Aquarium, as well as close proximity to Washington, D.C.


Maryland universities could bring big things

According to the Milken Institute, Maryland is the second-best state overall for science and technology assets. From information technology to aerospace, cyber security, renewable energy, defense and health care, jobs in science and technology exist throughout Maryland. Ten percent of the state's jobs are in the technology sector. Maryland is home to major employers like Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Verizon, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. And thanks to plentiful coal, wind, solar and natural gas resources, as well as a groundbreaking energy agenda, the energy sector is also powering job growth. Finance also thrives here, at companies such as Bank of America, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. And manufacturing is a mainstay, at companies like Black & Decker and Hewlett-Packard. Here's a small sample of jobs in Maryland along with their 2010 mean earned wages:

  1. Aerospace engineers: $117,160
  2. Computer support specialists: $53,400
  3. Computer systems analysts: $88,460
  4. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians: $64,790
  5. Financial managers: $106,130
  6. Physicians and surgeons: $165, 880

With so many big things in a small package, it's no wonder the Maryland can be a land of opportunity for college students.

See also: Maryland Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Other Colleges & Universities in Maryland

            Allegany College of Maryland
            Cumberland, MD; also Somerset, Everett PA (formerly known as Allegany Community College) www.allegany.edu
            Anne Arundel Community College
            Arnold, Maryland www.aacc.edu
            Baltimore City Community College
            Baltimore, Maryland www.bccc.edu
            Baltimore International College
            Baltimore, Maryland www.bic.edu
            Bowie State University
            Bowie, Maryland (a USM Institution) www.bowiestate.edu
            Capitol College
            Laurel, Maryland www.capitol-college.edu
            Carroll Community College
            Westminster, Maryland www.carrollcc.edu
            Cecil Community College
            North East, Maryland www.cecil.edu
            Chesapeake College
            Wye Mills, Maryland www.chesapeake.edu
            College of Notre Dame of Maryland
            Baltimore, Maryland www.ndm.edu
            College of Southern Maryland
            La Plata, Maryland www.csmd.edu
            Columbia Union College
            Takoma Park, Maryland
            Coppin State University
            Baltimore, Maryland (a USM Institution) www.coppin.edu
            Frederick Community College
            Frederick, Maryland www.frederick.edu
            Frostburg State University
            Frostburg, Maryland (a USM Institution) www.frostburg.edu
            Garrett College
            McHenry, Maryland www.garrettcollege.edu
            Goucher College
            Baltimore, Maryland www.goucher.edu
            Hagerstown Community College
            Hagerstown, Maryland www.hagerstowncc.edu
            Harford Community College
            Bel Air, Maryland www.harford.edu
            Hood College
            Frederick, Maryland www.hood.edu
            Howard Community College
            Columbia, Maryland www.howardcc.edu
            Johns Hopkins University
            Baltimore, Maryland www.jhu.edu
            Loyola College in Maryland
            Baltimore, Maryland www.loyola.edu
            Maryland Institute College of Art
            Baltimore, Maryland www.mica.edu
            McDaniel College
            Westminster, Maryland www.mcdaniel.edu
            Montgomery College
            Rockville, Takoma Park, Germantown, Maryland www.montgomerycollege.edu
            Morgan State University
            Baltimore, Maryland www.morgan.edu
            Mount St Mary's University
            Emmitsburg, Maryland www.msmary.edu
            Ner Israel Rabbinical College
            Pikesville, Maryland
            Prince George's Community College
            Largo, Maryland www.pgcc.edu
            Salisbury University
            Salisbury, Maryland (a USM Institution) www.salisbury.edu
            Sojourner-Douglass College
            Baltimore, Annapolis, Hurlock, Lanham, Salisbury, also Nassau, Bahamas www.sdc.edu
            St John's College
            Annapolis, Maryland; also Santa Fe, NM www.stjohnscollege.edu
            St Mary's College of Maryland
            St. Mary's City, Maryland www.smcm.edu
            The Community College of Baltimore County
            Dundalk, Catonsville, Essex, Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, White Marsh, Maryland www.ccbcmd.edu
            Towson University
            Towson, Maryland (a USM Institution) www.towson.edu
            United States Naval Academy
            Annapolis, Maryland www.usna.edu
            University of Maryland - Baltimore County
            Baltimore, Maryland www.umbc.edu
            University of Maryland - College Park
            College Park, Maryland www.umd.edu
            University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
            Princess Anne, Maryland www.umes.edu
            University of Maryland - University College
            Hyattsville, Maryland www.umuc.edu
            Villa Julie College
            Stevenson, Maryland www.stevenson.edu
            Washington Bible College / Capital Bible Seminary
            Lanham, Maryland www.bible.edu
            Washington College
            Chestertown, Maryland www.washcoll.edu
            Wor-Wic Community College
            Salisbury, Maryland www.worwic.edu
            Baltimore Hebrew University
            The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
            Bethesda, Maryland
            University of Baltimore
            Baltimore, Maryland (a USM Institution)
            University of Maryland, Baltimore