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Maryland Trade Schools

57 Colleges
6,350 Yearly Graduations
$44,759 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,396 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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Maryland is $11,190 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $16,653 a year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,099 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

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

The total student population at Community College of Baltimore County is 17,573, which includes 4,901 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 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

All-State Career - Baltimore

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

Roughly 65% of students at All-State Career - Baltimore take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,828 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from All-State Career - Baltimore with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

North American Trade Schools

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

There are 627 students at North American Trade Schools in total, 627 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,825 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

#4

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
368 Yearly Degrees
$8,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anne Arundel Community College is 11,948, which includes 3,188 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at AACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,230 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,700 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees

There are 870 students at Lincoln Tech - Columbia in total, 662 are 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% 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
$15,726 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

88% of Fortis College - Landover students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#7

Towson University

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

There are 18,730 undergraduates at Towson, of which 16,238 are full-time, and there are 21,917 students altogether. For undergraduates at Towson, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Towson take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,604 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,700 during the early-career years.

#7

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$6,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

22% of HCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,315 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% 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 20,037, which includes 6,902 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

9% of Montgomery College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,543 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees
$7,560 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at UMGC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,996 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
$8,270 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.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,043 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% 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 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.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% 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

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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Baltimore City Community College is $22,100.

#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 394, which includes 37 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 typical student loan amount is $3,233 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
163 Yearly Degrees
$7,218 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.

10% of HCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,886 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from HCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Aveda Institute - Maryland

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

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

59% of Aveda Institute - Maryland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,866 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
$6,480 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 typical student loan amount is $2,908 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to 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.

#18

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
106 Yearly Degrees
$6,870 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.

11% of CSM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,331 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% 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
$6,026 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Prince George’s Community College is 11,357, which includes 3,504 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at PGCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,810 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#20

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
Public Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$7,396 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 typical student loan amount is $5,274 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

#21

Cortiva Institute-Baltimore

Linthicum, Maryland
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
88 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 average amount of student loans is $4,575 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Cortiva Institute-Baltimore 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 138 students at Paul Mitchell the School Jessup in total, 123 are full-time undergraduates. Paul Mitchell the School Jessup has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 66% of students at Paul Mitchell the School Jessup take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,698 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% 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 99 full-time undergraduates at Institute of Health Sciences, and 99 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at Institute of Health Sciences take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,377 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees

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

Roughly 68% of students at The TEMPLE Frederick take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,765 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%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
77 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%.

Roughly 85% of students at The TEMPLE Annapolis take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,204 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%.

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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