College Education In Maryland: Maryland’s educational system includes 29 public and 34 private institutions. Maryland is also home to two federally funded institutions, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the United States Naval Academy.
Maryland Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: Johns Hopkins University (#15), University of Maryland, College Park (#53); Liberal Arts Rankings – United States Naval Academy (#22), St. Mary’s College of Maryland (#84), Washington College (#94).
A Closer Look at Maryland Education: Maryland is one of the country’s key research centers and continues to enhance the relationship between its universities and industry. Virtually every kind of training and research required by business and industry can be obtained from an institution located in the state. Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore was America’s first research university and consistently ranks among the top universities in the country.
Did You Know? Founded in 1696 as King William’s School, St. John’s College is the oldest non-chartered college in Maryland and the third oldest non-chartered college in the United States. [Ed. Note: While founded in 1696, it was not chartered until 1784. Numbers 1 and 2, you ask? Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 1636 and College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va. 1693, both of which were also chartered prior to 1696.]