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Maryland may be small in size, but it’s big on higher education. One of the most selective and renowned private colleges in Maryland — Johns Hopkins University — is located in the state’s most populous city, Baltimore. While Johns Hopkins is the state’s best-known research university, Maryland also has other important colleges, most notably the public institutions in the University System of Maryland, which include 12 institutions of higher learning and two regional higher education centers. This system includes the University of Maryland University College, which offers more than 100 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and certificates fully online and serves as a University of Maryland online college, even though it also offers face-to-face instruction. Also in this system is the University of Baltimore, which offers online programs as well through UBOnline.

Online colleges in Maryland also include Christian colleges. For example, Christian colleges in Maryland include Mount St. Mary’s University, a Catholic institution that offers a growing number of online courses, and Washington Bible College-Capital Bible Seminary, which also offers online courses. A variety of for-profit institutions in Maryland offer online degree programs as well, including the University of Phoenix and DeVry University, which cater to working adults. When selecting a Maryland online college, make sure the institution is accredited so you can be confident in the quality of its programs.

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Allegany College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Rd SE
Cumberland, Maryland 21502-2596
(301) 784-5000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pky
Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895
(410) 777-2222

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Baltimore City Community College
2901 Liberty Hts Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-7893
(410) 462-8300

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Baltimore Hebrew University Inc
5800 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-3932
(410) 578-6900

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465
(301) 860-4000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Capitol College
11301 Springfield Rd
Laurel, Maryland 20708
(301) 369-2800

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Rd
Westminster, Maryland 21157
(410) 386-8000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Cecil College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, Maryland 21901-1999
(410) 287-6060

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, Maryland 21679-0008
(410) 822-5400

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
4701 N Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21210-2476
(410) 435-0100

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, Maryland 20646-0910
(301) 934-2251

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698
(410) 951-3000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
DeVry University-Maryland
4550 Montgomery Ave
Suite 100 North, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3304
(301) 652-8477

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, Maryland 21702-2964
(301) 846-2400

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, Maryland 21532-1099
(301) 687-4000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Garrett College
687 Mosser Road
McHenry, Maryland 21541
(301) 387-3000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd
Baltimore, Maryland 21204-2794
(410) 337-6000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Dr
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742-6514
(301) 766-4422

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, Maryland 21015-1698
(410) 836-4000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(301) 663-3131

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, Maryland 21044-3197
(410) 772-4800

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
ITT Technical Institute-Owings Mills
11301 Red Run Blvd
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
(443) 394-7115

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles St
Mason Hall, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2688
(410) 516-8000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21217-4134
(410) 669-9200

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, Maryland 21157
(410) 848-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Montgomery College
40 W. Gude Drive
Suite 220, Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 567-5000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21251-0001
(443) 885-3333

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Mount St Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727-7799
(301) 447-6122

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
National Labor College
10000 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903-1706
(301) 431-6400

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Rd
Largo, Maryland 20774-2199
(301) 336-6000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave
Salisbury, Maryland 21801-6862
(410) 543-6000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Rd
Stevenson, Maryland 21153-0641
(410) 486-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
The Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
(410) 682-6000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation & Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Towson University
8000 York Rd
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001
(410) 704-2000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
University of Baltimore
Charles at Mount Royal
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-208
(410) 837-4200

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
J.T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne, Maryland 21853-1299
(410) 651-2200

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
University of Maryland-Baltimore
520 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1627
(410) 706-3100

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
  • First-professional certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250
(410) 455-1000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
University of Maryland-College Park
College Park
Maryland 20742
(301) 405-1000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
University of Maryland-University College
3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, Maryland 20783-8010
(301) 985-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
University of Phoenix-Maryland Campus
8830 Stanford Blvd.
Suite 100, Columbia, Maryland 21045-5424
(866) 332-1333

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Ave
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
(301) 891-4475

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
Washington Bible College-Capital Bible Seminary
6511 Princess Garden Pky
Lanham, Maryland 20706-3599
(301) 552-1400

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation & Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education & Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Wor-Wic Community College
32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, Maryland 21804-7131
(410) 334-2800

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education