Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Maryland

5 Colleges
2,298 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,897 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in MarylandEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Maryland. With 2,298 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 1.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Maryland ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those engineering schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

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.

More Ways to Rank Engineering Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Maryland

Check out the engineering programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Maryland

Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - College Park as the #1 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 took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maryland rankings.

It takes the average student at UMCP about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,990. This means that the average student pays around $164,148 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMCP. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public school with a large student population. UMBC did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maryland list.

At UMBC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,735. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UMBC is $136,463. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Johns Hopkins not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maryland list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Johns Hopkins is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,760. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins is about $145,901. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Baltimore, Morgan State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Morgan State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maryland list.

It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at Morgan State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,018. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State is about $112,788. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Loyola University Maryland. Loyola Maryland is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore. Loyola Maryland also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Maryland list, coming in at #4.

The average student at Loyola Maryland graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $40,983. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Maryland be around $166,391. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 6,878
New York 7,376
New Jersey 2,697
Delaware 514
District of Columbia 414

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 581
Electrical Engineering 264
Chemical Engineering 238
Civil Engineering 223
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 173

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 5,026
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,302
Mathematics & Statistics 696
Physical Sciences 575
Natural Resources & Conservation 418

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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