Top Universities in Maryland

By | April 20, 2019

For those interested in studying in Maryland, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Maryland institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

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Rankings Schools
1 Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Tuition: $43,930
Total enrollment: 21,139
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 18.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 97%
6-year graduation rate: 92%
Classes with under 20 students: 67.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1310-1510
2 University of Maryland: College Park (College Park, MD)
Tuition: in-state: $8,908, out-of-state: $27,287
Total enrollment: 37,580
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 44.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 94%
6-year graduation rate: 82%
Classes with under 20 students: 34.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1190-1400
3 University of Maryland: Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
Tuition: in-state: $9,764, out-of-state: $20,825
Total enrollment: 13,199
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 60.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 86%
6-year graduation rate: 57%
Classes with under 20 students: 36.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1110-1310
4 Bowie State University (Bowie, MD)
Tuition: in-state: $6,483, out-of-state: $17,039
Total enrollment: 5,608
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 40.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 71%
6-year graduation rate: 41%
Classes with under 20 students: 39.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 820-960
5 Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)
Tuition: in-state: $7,082, out-of-state: $16,426
Total enrollment: 8,018
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 56.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 70%
6-year graduation rate: 29%
Classes with under 20 students: 40.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 820-980


Top Universities in Maryland

Maryland in the 20th Century

After the end of the Civil War , Maryland’s economy quickly revived, the railroad network expanded, industry developed, including steel production and shipbuilding.

In February 1904, Baltimore suffered from a terrible fire, about one and a half thousand buildings were destroyed, more than 35,000 people were left without work.

In the first decades of the 20th century, Baltimore became the second (after New York) port of the United States of America in terms of the number of incoming emigrants.

Several major military installations were established in Maryland during World War I, including Fort Meade, the Aberdeen Proving Ground, and others. After the crisis of the Great Depression, the Second World War brought a new economic boom. The Glenn L. Martin aircraft plant in Essex, near Baltimore alone, employed more than fifty thousand people in years, and the Sparrows Point steel mill was the largest in the world in those years.

In the post-war decades, industry gradually became less important in the state, and the service sector more and more important. Employment in federal organizations and institutions also increased, primarily due to proximity to the metropolitan area. The construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in 1952 (and its modernization in 1973, when a second parallel bridge was completed) greatly accelerated the development of Maryland’s formerly predominantly agricultural East Shore.

Since the eighties of the last century, tourism has been actively developing in Maryland. The strip of hotels, malls and amusement parks in the Ocean City resort stretches along the entire Atlantic coast of Maryland, from the border with Virginia in the south of the Delmarva Peninsula to Delaware in the north. With the number of permanent residents of the city of only about eight thousand people, in the summer Ocean City becomes the second (after Baltimore) city in the state in terms of population: several million vacationers visit the resort during the season. Interesting enough for tourists and various attractions of Baltimore, in particular the Inner Harbor and the National Aquarium.