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2021 Best Colleges in Maryland by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

These are the best schools in Maryland, ranked by Salary Score. This score shows how each college stacks up against colleges across the country in terms of alumni salaries by major. To determine a school's Salary Score, we compared median alumni earnings from the first year after graduation for each program to data from the same programs at other universities. We then compiled an overall Salary Score for bachelor's degrees at the university, which indicates whether or not alumni tend to be higher-paid compared to others with the same field of study. More than half of eligible Maryland universities had higher Salary Scores than the median for U.S. colleges and universities. The University of Maryland College Park ranked 1st for Salary Score out of all Maryland-based schools.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. This list includes all eligible schools in Maryland. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn more about how schools were ranked.

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Salary Scores based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 College Park College Park $10,595 86.24
#2 #2 Baltimore Baltimore $48,920 77.82
#3 #3 Emmitsburg Emmitsburg $41,350 77.61
#4 #4 Bowie Bowie $8,234 77.49
#5 #5 Baltimore Baltimore $53,740 71.87
#6 #6 Towson Towson $9,940 70.92
#7 #7 Baltimore Baltimore $8,873 60.87
#8 #8 Salisbury Salisbury $9,824 60.57
#9 #9 Westminster Westminster $43,260 59.99
#10 #10 Stevenson Stevenson $36,242 59.44
#11 #11 Baltimore Baltimore $11,778 57.18
#12 #12 St. Mary's City St. Mary's City $14,806 56.67
#13 #13 Frederick Frederick $39,492 51.16
#14 #14 Chestertown Chestertown $46,978 51.04
#15 #15 Baltimore Baltimore $8,958 48.64
#16 #16 Frostburg Frostburg $9,172 44.24
#17 #17 Baltimore Baltimore $7,900 35.31
#18 #18 Baltimore Baltimore $44,300 34.53
#19 #19 Princess Anne Princess Anne $8,302 31.38