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
The Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, 5,081 Students
$6,006 - -
Towson University
Towson, 18,385 Students
$6,826 50 69
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, 4,512 Students
$0 69 100
University of Baltimore
Baltimore, 2,509 Students
$6,876 22 7
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, 2,730 Students
$5,312 34 53
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, 10,828 Students
$8,534 74 78
University of Maryland College Park  Best Value
College Park, 36,603 Students
$8,651 90 80
University of Maryland University College
Adelphi, 9,704 Students
$7,056 - -
Wor Wic Community College
Salisbury, 786 Students
$5,784 - -