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Education & Workforce

Greater Baltimore boasts one of the most talented workforces in the nation and has an elite network of secondary and post-secondary institutions. More than 340,000 students attend Maryland’s 59 accredited two-year or four-year colleges and universities. Additionally, Maryland’s 16 community colleges, spanning a network of 21 campuses, serve over 400,000 students annually. The highly educated workforce serves as the foundation for growth in the region’s diversified business base, including IT, cyber, biosciences, health care, financial services, government contracting, manufacturing, logistics and legal services.

Key Facts:

  • Maryland was named the #1 State Education System in 2011 by Education Week.
  • Maryland is #1 for percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher on an AP exam, according to College Board’s annual study.
  • Greater Baltimore ranks 4th nationally for percentage of its population attaining an advanced degree and 8th for percentage of its population attaining a bachelor’s degree or higher. Nearly 35% of the population has at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County was named the #1 Up-and-Coming National School by U.S. News and World Report for three years in a row.
  • United States Naval Academy was named the #14 Liberal Arts College by U.S. News.
  • Loyola University of Maryland was named the #3 North Regional University by U.S. News.
  • Johns Hopkins University was names #3 Best Medical School by U.S. News and consistently ranks among the finest institutions in the world.
  • Eight Greater Baltimore colleges rank among the best in the US in their respective categories.

Colleges & Universities

 College or University
 Enrollment*  Website
 Four-Year Publications
 University System of Maryland:
     Coppin State University
 4,051  coppin.edu
     Morgan State University
 7,005  morgan.edu
     Towson University
 21,111  towson.edu
     University of Baltimore
 5,843  ubalt.edu
     University of Maryland, Baltimore
 6,156  umaryland.edu
     University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 12,268  umbc.edu
 United States Naval Academy
 4,603  usna.edu
 Four-Year Independent Institutions    
 Baltimore International College
 500  bic.edu
 Binah Institute of Advanced Judaic
 Studies for Women  16  Not listed
 Capitol College  701  capitol-college.edu
 College of Notre Dame of Maryland  2,935  ndm.edu
 Goucher College  2,319  goucher.edu
 ITT Technical Institute  962  itt-tech.edu
 Johns Hopkins University  19,758  jhu.edu
 Loyola University Maryland  6,080  loyola.edu
 Maryland Institute College of Art  2,075  mica.edu
 McDaniel College  1,739  mcdaniel.edu
 Ner Israel Rabbinical College  607  Not listed
 Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins  n/a  peabody.jhu.edu
 Sojourner-Douglass College  1,242  sdc.edu
 St. John's College  489  sjca.edu
 St. Mary's Seminary and University  239  stmarys.edu
 Stevenson University  3,409  stevenson.edu
 Tai Sophia Institute  444  tai.edu
 Talmudical Academy of Baltimore  7  talmudicalacademy.org
 Women's Institute of Torah Seminary/Maalot of Baltimore  118  Not listed
 Two-Year Public Schools
 Anne Arundel Community College  15,149  aacc.edu
 Baltimore City Community College  6,918  bccc.edu
 Carroll Community College  3,460  carrollcc.edu
 Cecil Community College
 2,276  cecil.edu
 Community College of Baltimore County  20,673  ccbcmd.edu
 Harford Community College  6,214  harford.edu
 Howard Community College  7,905  howardcc.edu
 Two-Year Independent Colleges
 TESST College of Technology  1,832  tesst.com


 Source: Maryland Higher Education Commission and Princeton Review. Data pulled June 2011. Enrollment from 2008.