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Maryland Colleges

A Guide to Colleges in Maryland


Patterson Hall - University of Maryland

Patterson Hall - University of Maryland

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Maryland has a wide variety of colleges and higher education facilities. The following guide includes information about Maryland's public and private colleges and universities, community colleges and more.

Public Colleges and Universities

Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd Bowie, Maryland 20715 (301) 860-4000.
Approx. Enrollment: 4000 undergraduate, 1500 graduate
Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in Maryland

Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21216 (410) 951–3000
Approx. Enrollment: 3300 undergraduate, 600 graduate
The urban liberal arts college offers academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education. It is an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

Frostburg State University (a USM Institution)
101 Braddock Road Frostburg, Maryland 21532 (301) 687 – 4000
Approx. Enrollment: 4500 undergraduate, 800 graduate
Frostburg is a four-year institution of the University System of Maryland with academic programs specializing in education, business, science and technology, the creative and performing arts, and selected programs in the humanities and social sciences.

Morgan State University
1700 E Cold Spring Ln Baltimore, Maryland 21251 (443) 885 - 3333
Approx. Enrollment: 6250 undergraduate, 650 graduate
The urban public university serves an ethnically and culturally diverse population with more than sixty academic programs. Morgan awards more bachelor's degrees to African-American students than any campus in Maryland

Towson University (a USM Institution)
8000 York Rd Towson, Maryland 21252 (410) 704 – 2000
Approx. Enrollment: 14300 undergraduate, 3300 graduate
Located in the suburbs of Baltimore, Towson is a part of the University System of Maryland and is the second-largest public university in Maryland. The college offers more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields.

Salisbury University (a USM Institution)
1101 Camden Ave Salisbury, Maryland 21801 (410) 543 – 6000
Approx. Enrollment: 6400 undergraduate, 600 graduate
Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Salsbury is a four-year college offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd St. Mary's City, Maryland 20686 (240) 895-2000
Approx. Enrollment: 1900
The small publicly funded liberal arts college is located in Historic St. Mary’s City on the banks of the St. Mary’s River.

University of Baltimore (a USM Institution)
Charles at Mount Royal Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (410) 837 – 4200
Approx. Enrollment: 2100 undergraduate, 3000 graduate
The University of Baltimore is an urban campus with no residential housing. There are three schools: Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, Merrick School of Business and School of Law.

University of Maryland
The main campus of the University of Maryland is located in College Park and enrolls approx 25000 undergraduate and 10000 graduate students. Additional campuses are located in Baltimore County and the Eastern Shore. University College is located adjacent to the main campus in Adelphi, Maryland and offers continuing education and degree programs for working adults. See Photos of the University of Maryland, College Park.

See Private Colleges in Maryland on Page 2

See Community Colleges in Maryland on Page 3

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