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Maryland Trade Schools

57 Colleges
6,220 Yearly Graduations
$49,753 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,200 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Maryland ranked #36 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 6,220 students received some type of diploma that year. Maryland colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $12,438 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,807 per year.

An estimated 54% of college students in Maryland take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,050 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

North American Trade Schools

Baltimore, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
458 Yearly Degrees

There are 627 full-time undergraduates at North American Trade Schools, and 627 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 90% of students at North American Trade Schools take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,825 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North American Trade Schools is $35,289.

Public Public vs. Private
448 Yearly Degrees
$6,918 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,573 students at CCBC in total, 4,901 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at CCBC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,951 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,519 during the early-career years.

#3

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
419 Yearly Degrees
$8,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,188 full-time undergraduates at AACC, and 11,948 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,230 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from AACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,774 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
386 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln College of Technology - Columbia is 870, which includes 662 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 69% of students at Lincoln Tech - Columbia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,829 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

#5

All-State Career - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
356 Yearly Degrees

There are 525 students at All-State Career - Baltimore in total, 525 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

65% of All-State Career - Baltimore students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,828 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from All-State Career - Baltimore is $26,197.

#6

Fortis College - Landover

Landover, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
347 Yearly Degrees
$15,882 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 712 students at Fortis College - Landover in total, 712 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 88% of students at Fortis College - Landover take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#7

Fortis Institute - Towson

Towson, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
276 Yearly Degrees

There are 558 students at Fortis Institute - Towson in total, 558 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 43 to 1.

Roughly 84% of students at Fortis Institute - Towson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,089 during the early-career years.

#8

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
251 Yearly Degrees
$10,464 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Towson University is 21,917, of which 18,730 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,238 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Towson is 4.4 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,604 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,390 during the early-career years.

#9

Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
238 Yearly Degrees
$8,270 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,523 students at Allegany College of Maryland in total, 871 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

47% of Allegany College of Maryland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,043 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Allegany College of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,384 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
237 Yearly Degrees
$7,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 58,526 students at UMGC in total, 47,080 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,425 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMGC, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

27% of UMGC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,996 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMGC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,907 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
231 Yearly Degrees
$6,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,193 full-time undergraduates at HCC, and 3,433 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at HCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,315 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,757 during the early-career years.

#12

Cortiva Institute-Baltimore

Linthicum, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
223 Yearly Degrees

There are 286 full-time undergraduates at Cortiva Institute-Baltimore, and 316 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,575 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cortiva Institute-Baltimore is $25,220.

Public Public vs. Private
177 Yearly Degrees
$6,026 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,357 students at PGCC in total, 3,504 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,810 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PGCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,032 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$3,314 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,181 students at Baltimore City Community College in total, 1,180 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,272 during the early-career years.

#14

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$10,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Montgomery College is 20,037, which includes 6,902 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at Montgomery College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,543 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Montgomery College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,838 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees
$7,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,683 full-time undergraduates at HCC, and 9,566 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at HCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,886 a year. HCC has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from HCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,255 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Aveda Institute - Maryland

Bel Air, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees

There are 135 students at Aveda Institute - Maryland in total, 135 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 59% of students at Aveda Institute - Maryland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,866 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aveda Institute - Maryland is $21,526.

#18

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$7,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,164 students at CSM in total, 2,001 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,331 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,433 during the early-career years.

#19

Institute of Health Sciences

Hunt Valley, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$15,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 99 full-time undergraduates at Institute of Health Sciences, and 99 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Institute of Health Sciences. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Roughly 57% of students at Institute of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,377 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#20

Wor-Wic Community College

Salisbury, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
106 Yearly Degrees
$6,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wor-Wic Community College is 2,705, which includes 667 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Wor-Wic Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,908 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,504 during the early-career years.

#21

Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton

New Carrollton, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees

There are 37 full-time undergraduates at Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton, and 394 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 98% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,233 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton is $16,720.

#22

Hair Academy II

Hillcrest Heights, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees

There are 155 students at Hair Academy II in total, 40 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 91% of students at Hair Academy II take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,021 a year. Hair Academy II has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hair Academy II is $24,352.

#23

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees
$7,444 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,756 students at Frederick Community College in total, 1,719 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,274 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Frederick Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,991 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at The Temple Annapolis - A Paul Mitchell Partner School is 191, which includes 190 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at The TEMPLE Annapolis is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

85% of The TEMPLE Annapolis students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,204 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,017 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees

There are 194 full-time undergraduates at The TEMPLE Frederick, and 195 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

68% of The TEMPLE Frederick students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,765 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The TEMPLE Frederick is $25,017.

Other Maryland Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Hair Expressions Academy 74
27 Paul Mitchell the School Jessup 62
28 Chesapeake College 59
29 Montgomery Beauty School 43
30 Award Beauty School 40
31 Columbia Institute 39
32 Carroll Community College 38
33 Cecil College 37
33 Salisbury University 37
35 Harford Community College 36
35 Blades School of Hair Design 36
37 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 34
38 Aspen Beauty Academy of Laurel 31
39 Washington Adventist University 28
40 Maryland Beauty Academy of Essex 27
41 Baltimore Studio of Hair Design 26
41 University of Maryland - Baltimore 26
43 Coppin State University 20
44 Empire Beauty School-Glen Burnie 19
45 Empire Beauty School-Owings Mills 17
46 Delmarva Beauty Academy 16
47 University of Maryland - Baltimore County 12
47 Holistic Massage Training Institute 12
49 Frostburg State University 7
50 Garrett College 5
50 Morgan State University 5
52 Capitol Technology University 4
52 Stevenson University 4
54 Notre Dame of Maryland University 2
55 Goucher College 0
55 Loyola University Maryland 0
55 University of Maryland - College Park 0

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