Community Colleges in Maryland

The community college system in the state of Maryland is an amazingly diverse group of higher education institutions. From an enrollment standpoint, the schools range in size from a few hundred to over fifty-thousand students. In and of itself, this is an impressive diversity in schools in a densely populated state. With nearly twenty community colleges to research, students in and around Maryland will have their work cut out for them. Finding the perfect community college for you begins with taking stock of your likes, dislikes, abilities, interests, and aptitude. By starting with the end in mind, you will be better equipped to make challenging decisions about schools, degree programs, and career options.

Finding the Best Community College in Maryland

You can find community colleges around Maryland from Baltimore and Arlington to Hagerstown and Towson. Top rated Maryland community colleges include Montgomery College, Northern Virginia Community College, Prince George’s Community College, Frederick Community College, College of Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College, Howard Community College, Hartford Community College, Community College of Baltimore County, and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

Why Attend a Maryland Community College?

Starting your education at a community college can be a great place to begin. A community college provides competitive curriculum in a formal institution with a guaranteed admissions policy. Momentum can be garnered from course to course and then to a 4-year college if you are so inclined. Students may also seek to complete a direct-entry degree program in community college to step into the workforce after earning an undergraduate degree. In either case, take the time to fully research schools with MatchCollege and get information from community colleges that resonate with you.

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Community Colleges in Washington, Arlington, Alexandria

We have ranked the community colleges in the Washington, Arlington, and Alexandria area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Montgomery College in Rockville, MD ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu

Montgomery College Highlights

  • Serving students from Rockville and surrounding areas
  • 42% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $9,600 per year for state residents ($13,100 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Washington, Arlington, and Alexandria

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
42%Montgomery CollegeRockville, MD25,000
42%Frederick Community CollegeFrederick, MD6,000
39%Northern Virginia Community CollegeAnnandale, VA52,000
35%College of Southern MarylandLa Plata, MD8,000
30%Prince George's Community CollegeLargo, MD13,000

Community Colleges in Baltimore, Towson

We have ranked the community colleges in the Baltimore and Towson area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.aacc.edu

Anne Arundel Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from Arnold and surrounding areas
  • 49% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $7,700 per year for state residents ($12,600 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Baltimore and Towson

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
49%Anne Arundel Community CollegeArnold, MD15,000
45%Harford Community CollegeBel Air, MD7,000
36%Carroll Community CollegeWestminster, MD4,000
36%Chesapeake CollegeWye Mills, MD2,000
31%Howard Community CollegeColumbia, MD10,000
27%Baltimore City Community CollegeBaltimore, MD4,000
23%The Community College of Baltimore CountyBaltimore, MD22,000

Community Colleges in Hagerstown, Martinsburg

We have ranked the community colleges in the Hagerstown and Martinsburg area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown, MD ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.hagerstowncc.edu/

Hagerstown Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from Hagerstown and surrounding areas
  • 45% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $5,500 per year for state residents ($7,100 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Hagerstown and Martinsburg

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
45%Hagerstown Community CollegeHagerstown, MD4,000
22%Blue Ridge Community and Technical CollegeMartinsburg, WV6,000

Other Community Colleges in Maryland

The table below lists all the other community colleges in Maryland that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
41%Allegany College of MarylandCumberland, MD3,000
40%Wor - Wic Community CollegeSalisbury, MD3,000
38%Garrett CollegeMcHenry, MD1,000
27%Cecil CollegeNorth East, MD3,000

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Maryland in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.