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:

  • For the fifth consecutive year, Maryland was named the #1 State Education System in 2013 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. Over 36% of the population has at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County was named the #1 Up-and-Coming National University by U.S. News and World Report for five years in a row.
  • United States Naval Academy was named the #1 Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News.
  • Loyola University of Maryland was named the #5 North Regional University and the #6 Up-and-Coming 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.

Colleges & Universities

 College or University
 Enrollment*  Website
 Four-Year Public Institutions
 University System of Maryland:
     Coppin State University
     Morgan State University
     Towson University
     University of Baltimore
     University of Maryland, Baltimore
     University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 United States Naval Academy
 Four-Year Independent Institutions    
 Baltimore International College
 Binah Institute of Advanced Judaic
 Studies for Women  16  Not listed
 Capitol College  701
 College of Notre Dame of Maryland  2,935
 Goucher College  2,319
 ITT Technical Institute  962
 Johns Hopkins University  19,758
 Loyola University Maryland  6,080
 Maryland Institute College of Art  2,075
 McDaniel College  1,739
 Ner Israel Rabbinical College  607  Not listed
 Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins  n/a
 Sojourner-Douglass College  1,242
 St. John's College  489
 St. Mary's Seminary and University  239
 Stevenson University  3,409
 Tai Sophia Institute  444
 Talmudical Academy of Baltimore  7
 Women's Institute of Torah Seminary/Maalot of Baltimore  118  Not listed
 Two-Year Public Schools
 Anne Arundel Community College  15,149
 Baltimore City Community College  6,918
 Carroll Community College  3,460
 Cecil Community College
 Community College of Baltimore County  20,673
 Harford Community College  6,214
 Howard Community College  7,905
 Two-Year Independent Colleges
 TESST College of Technology  1,832


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