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Maryland Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Maryland?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Maryland was $6,485 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $370 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,115 and represents a 6.05% 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 36,603 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,651. St Mary's College of Maryland is the most expensive public school in Maryland with an in-state tuition of $11,878.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Maryland Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Allegany College of Maryland
Cumberland, 1,095 Students
$6,990 - -
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, 3,661 Students
$6,570 - -
Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, 1,547 Students
$2,640 - -
Bowie State University
Bowie, 4,884 Students
$5,536 43 69
Carroll Community College
Westminster, 982 Students
$4,752 - -
Cecil College
North East, 782 Students
$6,780 - -
Chesapeake College
Wye Mills, 579 Students
$4,560 - -
College of Southern Maryland
La Plata, 2,490 Students
$5,328 - -
Coppin State University
Baltimore, 1,886 Students
$4,557 35 75
Frederick Community College
Frederick, 1,832 Students
$6,384 - -
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, 4,010 Students
$6,600 33 59
Garrett College
McHenry, 421 Students
$6,720 - -
Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, 1,012 Students
$5,790 - -
Harford Community College
Bel Air, 1,993 Students
$5,268 - -
Howard Community College
Columbia, 3,271 Students
$5,424 - -
Montgomery College
Rockville, 7,571 Students
$7,830 - -
Morgan State University
Baltimore, 6,821 Students
$5,369 27 44
Prince George's Community College
Largo, 3,248 Students
$4,848 - -
Salisbury University
Salisbury, 7,597 Students
$7,122 - -
St Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, 1,533 Students
$11,878 64 68