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 #4 State Education System in 2016 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 #5 Most Innovative Schools by U.S. News
  • United States Naval Academy was named the #1 Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News.
  • Loyola University of Maryland was named the #3 North Regional University.
  • 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
 2,939  coppin.edu
     Morgan State University
 7,689  morgan.edu
     Towson University
 22,343  towson.edu
     University of Baltimore
 5,983  ubalt.edu
     University of Maryland, Baltimore
 6,482  umaryland.edu
     University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 13,640  umbc.edu
 United States Naval Academy
 4,525  usna.edu
     
 Four-Year Independent Institutions    
 Goucher College  2,172  goucher.edu
 Johns Hopkins University  23,917  jhu.edu
 Loyola University Maryland  6,084  loyola.edu
 Maryland Institute College of Art  2,122  mica.edu
 McDaniel College  2,903  mcdaniel.edu
 Ner Israel Rabbinical College  475  Not listed
 Notre Dame of Maryland University  2,532  ndm.edu
 St. John's College  486  sjca.edu
 St. Mary's Seminary and University  188  stmarys.edu
 Stevenson University  4,122  stevenson.edu
 Talmudical Academy of Baltimore  0  talmudicalacademy.org
 Women's Institute of Torah Seminary/Maalot of Baltimore  99  Not listed
     
 Two-Year Public Schools
   
 Anne Arundel Community College  13,904  aacc.edu
 Baltimore City Community College  4,395  bccc.edu
 Carroll Community College  3,362  carrollcc.edu
 Cecil Community College
 2,610  cecil.edu
 Community College of Baltimore County  21,193  ccbcmd.edu
 Harford Community College  6,239  harford.edu
 Howard Community College  9,741  howardcc.edu

 

 Source: Maryland Higher Education Commission. Opening Fall Enrollment: December 2016.