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Maryland Trade Schools

57 Colleges
6,350 Yearly Graduations
$43,824 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,713 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Maryland ranked #37 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 6,350 students received some type of diploma that year. Maryland colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,956 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $16,342 per year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,178 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
663 Yearly Degrees
$6,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,053 full-time undergraduates at CCBC, and 17,732 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,033 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCBC is $27,700.

#2

All-State Career - Baltimore

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

The total student population at All-State Career - Baltimore is 501, which includes 501 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

64% of All-State Career - Baltimore students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,229 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,600 during the early-career years.

#3

North American Trade Schools

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

There are 551 full-time undergraduates at North American Trade Schools, and 551 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

97% of North American Trade Schools students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,784 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.9% 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 $24,800.

#4

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
368 Yearly Degrees
$8,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anne Arundel Community College is 12,655, which includes 3,604 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at AACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,750 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from AACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees

There are 875 students at Lincoln Tech - Columbia in total, 701 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,432 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

#6

Fortis College - Landover

Landover, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
317 Yearly Degrees
$13,722 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 625 students at Fortis College - Landover in total, 625 are full-time undergraduates.

#7

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$10,198 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,619 undergraduates at Towson, of which 17,209 are full-time, and there are 22,709 students altogether. For undergraduates at Towson, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

58% of Towson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,308 a year. Towson has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Towson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$6,405 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hagerstown Community College is 3,848, which includes 1,061 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,252 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from HCC is $26,900.

#9

Montgomery College

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

The total student population at Montgomery College is 21,260, which includes 7,305 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 $4,898 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Montgomery College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees
$7,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Maryland Global Campus is 58,281, of which 46,162 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,472 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at UMGC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,749 a year. UMGC has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMGC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
216 Yearly Degrees
$8,060 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,032 full-time undergraduates at Allegany College of Maryland, and 2,584 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at Allegany College of Maryland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,281 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% 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 $24,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Fortis Institute - Towson

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

There are 505 students at Fortis Institute - Towson in total, 505 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,461 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,600 during the early-career years.

#13

Baltimore City Community College

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

The total student population at Baltimore City Community College is 4,909, which includes 1,579 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students who graduate from Baltimore City Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton

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

The total student population at Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton is 416, which includes 275 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 98% of students at Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,404 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,800 during the early-career years.

#15

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
163 Yearly Degrees
$7,029 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,110 students at HCC in total, 3,194 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,076 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

#16

Aveda Institute - Maryland

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

There are 63 students at Aveda Institute - Maryland in total, 63 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,545 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aveda Institute - Maryland is $16,200.

#17

Wor-Wic Community College

Salisbury, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$6,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,890 students at Wor-Wic Community College in total, 712 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,802 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wor-Wic Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
106 Yearly Degrees
$6,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of Southern Maryland is 6,351, which includes 2,257 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$6,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,508 full-time undergraduates at PGCC, and 11,788 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at PGCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,593 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PGCC is $29,200.

#20

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$7,228 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,129 students at Frederick Community College in total, 1,843 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

15% of Frederick Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Frederick Community College is $27,700.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
88 Yearly Degrees

There are 135 students at Baltimore School of Massage - Linthicum in total, 39 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

89% of Baltimore School of Massage - Linthicum students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,940 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Baltimore School of Massage - Linthicum with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Paul Mitchell the School Jessup

Jessup, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees

There are 123 students at Paul Mitchell the School Jessup in total, 103 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Paul Mitchell the School Jessup is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,873 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#23

Institute of Health Sciences

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

There are 124 students at Institute of Health Sciences in total, 124 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Institute of Health Sciences. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,477 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees

There are 211 full-time undergraduates at The TEMPLE Frederick, and 211 students altogether. The TEMPLE Frederick has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

81% of The TEMPLE Frederick students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,442 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees

There are 211 full-time undergraduates at The TEMPLE Annapolis, and 211 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 75% of students at The TEMPLE Annapolis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,880 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Other Maryland Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Hair Expressions Academy 74
27 Award Beauty School 72
28 Hair Academy II 67
29 Harford Community College 52
30 Chesapeake College 48
31 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 46
31 Montgomery Beauty School 46
33 Carroll Community College 42
34 Cecil College 41
35 Maryland Beauty Academy of Essex 40
36 Empire Beauty School-Glen Burnie 34
36 Washington Adventist University 34
36 Empire Beauty School-Owings Mills 34
39 Holistic Massage Training Institute 33
39 Salisbury University 33
41 Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences 32
42 Blades School of Hair Design 31
43 Coppin State University 27
43 University of Maryland - Baltimore 27
45 Delmarva Beauty Academy 22
46 Columbia Institute 20
47 Aspen Beauty Academy of Laurel 19
48 Baltimore Studio of Hair Design 18
49 University of Maryland - Baltimore County 14
50 Frostburg State University 11
51 Capitol Technology University 8
52 Notre Dame of Maryland University 7
52 Stevenson University 7
54 Morgan State University 4
55 Loyola University Maryland 0
55 Garrett College 0
55 University of Maryland - College Park 0

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