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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Maryland

9 Colleges
1,036 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,041 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in MarylandEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Maryland. With 1,036 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 10th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.2% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Maryland ranking, we looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on education schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Maryland

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Education Schools in Maryland

#1

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Salisbury is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Salisbury. Salisbury not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland list.

At Salisbury, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,791. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury be around $120,057. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Towson University

Towson, MD

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Towson University. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public college with a very large student population. Towson not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Towson is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,897. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Towson is about $127,147. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

Mount St Mary's University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Mount St Mary's University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Emmitsburg. Mount St Mary's University also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland rankings.

The average student at Mount St Mary’s University graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,774. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Mount St Mary’s University is about $136,785. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - College Park as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMCP also made our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland list, coming in at #2.

It takes the average student at UMCP about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $38,990 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMCP is about $164,148. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD

Frostburg State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Frostburg, Frostburg State is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Frostburg State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Frostburg State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,148. This means that the average student pays around $122,980 to get a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#6

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Our rankings recognize Stevenson University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Stevenson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Stevenson. Stevenson did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland list.

It takes the average student at Stevenson about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $35,281 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Stevenson is $149,591. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#7

Hood College

Frederick, MD

Hood College earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Frederick, Hood is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Hood did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland list.

The average student at Hood graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,483. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Hood is $133,180. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#8

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Morgan State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Morgan State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Morgan State is 4.9 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,018. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State is $112,788. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#9

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Loyola University Maryland landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Loyola Maryland is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore. Loyola Maryland also made our Best Colleges for Education in Maryland list, coming in at #6.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Loyola Maryland to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $40,983. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Maryland is $166,391. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 3,877
New York 4,512
New Jersey 1,301
Delaware 478
District of Columbia 77

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 667
Teacher Education Subject Specific 187
Special Education 139
Other Education 39
General Education 3

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,670
Psychology 2,293
Communication & Journalism 1,617
History 549
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 331

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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