With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1, and tuition and room and board at a four-year college costing $27,940 – $57,570 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2024’s Best College & University Rankings report and top 10 colleges and universities in Maryland (full list available below).
To help college-bound seniors make the most informed school choices, WalletHub compared over 800 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 30 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.
Top 10 Colleges & Universities in Maryland
|1. Johns Hopkins University||6. Goucher College|
|2. University of Maryland-College Park||7. Towson University|
|3. St. John’s College||8. Frostburg State University|
|4. St. Mary’s College of Maryland||9. University of Baltimore|
|5. University of Maryland-Baltimore County||10. Morgan State University|
With that in mind, here’s a closer look at some of the top schools and how each performed in certain metrics:
School Snapshot: Johns Hopkins University (1 = Best; 6 = Average; 11 = Worst):
- 1st – Admission Rate
- 10th – Net Cost
- 1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
- 4th – On-Campus Crime
- 1st – Gender & Racial Diversity
- 1st – Graduation Rate
- 1st – Post-Attendance Median Salary
School Snapshot: University of Maryland-College Park (1 = Best; 6 = Average; 11 = Worst):
- 2nd – Admission Rate
- 7th – Net Cost
- 10th – Student-Faculty Ratio
- 6th – On-Campus Crime
- 3rd – Gender & Racial Diversity
- 2nd – Graduation Rate
- 2nd – Post-Attendance Median Salary
School Snapshot: St. John’s College (1 = Best; 6 = Average; 11 = Worst):
- 3rd – Admission Rate
- 8th – Net Cost
- 3rd – Student-Faculty Ratio
- 11th – On-Campus Crime
- 8th – Gender & Racial Diversity
- 3rd – Graduation Rate
- 8th – Post-Attendance Median Salary
To view the full reports, please visit:
Best Colleges & Universities Overall: https://wallethub.com/edu/e/college-rankings/40750
Best Universities: https://wallethub.com/edu/e/best-universities-in-usa-ranking/39704
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