Top 10 Colleges & Universities in Maryland, Per Report

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:

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