Maryland Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Maryland?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Maryland was $6,360 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $245 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,115 and represents a 4.01% annual increase. The list of Maryland public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Maryland and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 29 public colleges and universities in Maryland, the most popular being University of Maryland College Park with 34,444 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,481. St Mary's College of Maryland is the most expensive public school in Maryland with an in-state tuition of $11,646.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Maryland colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Maryland or cheap Maryland colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Maryland Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Allegany College of Maryland
Cumberland, 1,419 Students
$6,870 - -
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, 3,907 Students
$6,360 - -
Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, 1,329 Students
$2,640 - -
Bowie State University
Bowie, 4,351 Students
$5,427 41 71
Carroll Community College
Westminster, 1,164 Students
$4,680 - -
Cecil College
North East, 947 Students
$6,090 - -
Chesapeake College
Wye Mills, 666 Students
$4,560 - -
College of Southern Maryland
La Plata, 2,945 Students
$5,208 - -
Coppin State University
Baltimore, 2,021 Students
$4,468 34 72
Frederick Community College
Frederick, 1,996 Students
$6,288 - -
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, 4,384 Students
$6,468 46 71
Garrett College
McHenry, 523 Students
$6,440 - -
Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, 1,065 Students
$4,862 - -
Harford Community College
Bel Air, 2,214 Students
$5,165 - -
Howard Community College
Columbia, 3,582 Students
$5,256 - -
Montgomery College
Rockville, 8,493 Students
$7,590 - -
Morgan State University
Baltimore, 6,736 Students
$5,264 30 51
Prince George's Community College
Largo, 3,504 Students
$4,848 - -
Salisbury University
Salisbury, 7,739 Students
$6,982 - -
St Mary's College of Maryland  Best Value
St. Mary's City, 1,578 Students
$11,646 66 74