ranks the best colleges and universities in Maryland for 2022

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ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, USA, May 5, 2022 / — The best colleges and universities in Maryland get an updated ranking for 2022 in the series “The Best Colleges and Universities in the United States”. The updated series includes rankings that cover several categories of higher education institutions in the state of Maryland.

Best Colleges and Universities in Maryland for 2022

Students can access a number of categorized rankings of Maryland colleges and universities to suit their needs:
• 6 research universities
• 18 liberal arts colleges and universities
• 13 doctoral schools
• 13 public colleges and universities
• 11 private colleges and universities
• 4 Christian colleges and universities
• 15 small colleges and universities (less than 5,000 students)
• 13 affordable colleges (national average less than $16,000/year)
• 16 community colleges
• 7 online colleges

For many students, attending an in-state college or university continues to provide tuition benefits. The cost advantages they receive from attending a school in their state may be the deciding factor in pursuing a college degree. The convenience of a driving distance school also influences costs by providing locals with commuting as an alternative to expensive on-campus housing.

“Students today want more value from their college choices, which is why choosing an in-state education continues to be attractive. Rising costs are a staple of the daily news. We want to shift the focus from expensive out-of-state schools to the best in-state schools that each state has to offer its students,” says Dr. Jed Macosko, Academic Director of and Professor of Physics in Wake Forest. University.

Which colleges and universities in Maryland rank among the best overall?
(Arranged in alphabetical order)
• Bowie State University (Bowie)
• Coppin State University (Baltimore)
• Frostburg State University (Frostburg)
• Goucher College (Baltimore)
• Hood College (Frederic)
• Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)
• Loyola University of Maryland (Baltimore)
• McDaniel College (Westminster)
• Morgan State University (Baltimore)
• Mount St. Mary’s University (Emmitsburg)
• University of Our Lady of Maryland (Baltimore)
• University of Salisbury (Salisbury)
• St. John’s College, Annapolis (Annapolis)
• St. Mary’s College of Maryland (City of St. Mary’s)
• Stevenson University (Stevenson)
• University of Towson (Towson)
• United States Naval Academy (Annapolis)
• University of Baltimore (Baltimore)
• University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore)
• University of Maryland, College Park (College Park)
• University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne)
• University of Maryland Global Campus (Adelphi)
• Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park)
• Washington College (Chestertown)

Basic eligibility for selection: four-year undergraduate degree offerings and full accreditation. Visit the link above to see where these schools rank, as well as additional details on each school, as well as rankings for all other colleges and universities in Maryland.

In addition to comprehensive Maryland rankings, also provides students with updated US rankings for colleges and universities:

The 50 Best Universities in the United States for 2022

For even greater personalization, students can filter results to meet 24 personalized criteria via the Custom college rankings on

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“At a time when college rankings are under increasing scrutiny, backs our technology-driven rankings. Unlike some ranking sites, we don’t depend on older, more subjective, more game-like processes. We We have pioneered better rankings for better education,” says Macosko. “Not only will students find our rankings superior, but they will also benefit from our many helpful guides and college selection tools. This collection of resources from top notch is why students around the world come to to find answers to their college research questions. is the premier, technology-focused academic ranking site dedicated to students, scholars, and scholars from high school through college and beyond. is part of the EducationAccess group, a family of sites dedicated to lifelong learning and personal growth.

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