Public Colleges in Maryland

The 2023 Directory of Maryland Public Colleges and Costs

Maryland Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Maryland?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Maryland was $6,718 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $105 from the 2019-2020 average of $6,613 and represents a 1.59% 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 36,431 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,000. St Mary's College of Maryland is the most expensive public school in Maryland with an in-state tuition of $12,116.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Maryland Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland, Maryland

$7,410 NA NA
Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland

$7,590 NA NA
Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore, Maryland

$2,640 NA NA
Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

$5,760 28 6
Carroll Community College

Westminster, Maryland

$5,400 NA NA
Cecil College

North East, Maryland

$7,050 NA NA
Chesapeake College

Wye Mills, Maryland

$4,632 NA NA
College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland

$5,640 NA NA
Coppin State University

Baltimore, Maryland

$4,741 41 55
Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland

$6,768 NA NA
Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

$6,834 44 30
Garrett College

McHenry, Maryland

$7,980 NA NA
Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, Maryland

$5,760 NA NA
Harford Community College

Bel Air, Maryland

$5,427 NA NA
Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland

$5,880 NA NA
Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland

$8,070 NA NA
Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

$5,477 20 1
Prince George's Community College

Largo, Maryland

$4,848 NA NA
Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

$7,408 NA NA
St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, Maryland

$12,116 77 81