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Cecil College Data & Information Overview

17 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
14% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Cecil College Ranked?

#1,938 Best Colleges in Nation
#35 Best Colleges in MD
Health Sciences & Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Cecil College was awarded 17 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences & services.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Cecil College is ranked #1,938 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 36 colleges in Maryland, Cecil College is ranked at #35.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cecil College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Cecil College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Cecil College admissions.

Cecil College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
34% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Cecil College it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cecil College is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cecil College

57% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Cecil College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Cecil College.

Cecil College Undergraduate Student Diversity

604 Full-Time Undergraduates
20.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,090 undergraduates at Cecil College with 604 being full-time and 1,486 being part-time.

How Much Does Cecil College Cost?

$8,817 Net Price
12% Take Out Loans
$16,308 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Cecil College is $8,817. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cecil College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,710 $6,767 $9,884 $9,962 $11,118

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cecil College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cecil College, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $4,077 a year. That adds up to $16,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cecil College is 14.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cecil College Graduates Make?

$36,608 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cecil College make around $36,608 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Cecil College make the most money.

Location of Cecil College

Maryland State
604 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
Cecil College is a public institution located in North East, Maryland. The rural area surrounding Cecil College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for Cecil College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901-1900
Phone: 410-287-1000

Cecil College Majors

40 Majors With Completions
262 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Cecil College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cecil College

79% Take At Least One Class Online
27% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 1,406 students took at least one online class at Cecil College. This is a decrease from the 1,946 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,406 479
2019-2020 1,946 638
2018-2019 875 142
2017-2018 955 172
2016-2017 1,006 156

Learn more about online learning at Cecil College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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