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2021 Best Value Colleges for Physical Sciences in Maryland

2 Colleges
575 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,944 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Physical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Physical Sciences in MarylandIn 2018-2019, 575 bachelor's degrees were awarded to physical sciences students who went to a Maryland college or university. This makes it the #16 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.8% of all the physical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Physical Sciences in Maryland ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in physical sciences. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on physical sciences schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Physical Sciences Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Physical Sciences Schools in Maryland

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

Best Value Physical Sciences Schools in Maryland


Towson University

Towson, MD

Our rankings recognize Towson University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Towson has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in Maryland ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Towson to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,897. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Towson be around $127,147. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population. UMCP did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in Maryland list.

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. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMCP be around $164,148. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Physical Sciences Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Physical Sciences Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 2,053
New York 2,538
New Jersey 575
Delaware 108
District of Columbia 96

Physical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Chemistry 236
Physics 213
Geological & Earth Sciences 84
Astronomy & Astrophysics 20
General Physical Sciences 16

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Majors Similar to Physical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 5,026
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,302
Engineering 2,298
Mathematics & Statistics 696
Natural Resources & Conservation 418

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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 NASA.

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