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
     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    
 Goucher College  2,172
 Johns Hopkins University  23,917
 Loyola University Maryland  6,084
 Maryland Institute College of Art  2,122
 McDaniel College  2,903
 Ner Israel Rabbinical College  475  Not listed
 Notre Dame of Maryland University  2,532
 St. John's College  486
 St. Mary's Seminary and University  188
 Stevenson University  4,122
 Talmudical Academy of Baltimore  0
 Women's Institute of Torah Seminary/Maalot of Baltimore  99  Not listed
 Two-Year Public Schools
 Anne Arundel Community College  13,904
 Baltimore City Community College  4,395
 Carroll Community College  3,362
 Cecil Community College
 Community College of Baltimore County  21,193
 Harford Community College  6,239
 Howard Community College  9,741


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