[photo, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Mount Royal Station, Baltimore, Maryland]
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    Maryland Institute, College of Art, Mount Royal Station, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

    Public higher education is served by Baltimore City Community College, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and the eleven campuses of the University System of Maryland.

    Sixteen community colleges also serve the public. Information about public universities and colleges (including community colleges) is available from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

    In fall 2001, some 287,697 students (undergraduate, graduate, & professional) enrolled at Maryland universities and colleges, the highest such enrollment in State history. Women accounted for 58.2% of all students. For undergraduates, Maryland residents constituted 93% of enrollees at community colleges, 75% at public four-year institutions, and 53% at independent universities and colleges.

    For those wishing to continue their education via the Internet, Maryland Online offers that opportunity. Maryland Online is a consortium of community colleges and universities which links students to courses. Initiated in the fall of 1999, the consortium now includes 23 members: Allegany College of Maryland; Anne Arundel Community College; Baltimore City Community College; Community College of Baltimore County; Capitol College; Carroll Community College; Cecil Community College; Chesapeake College; College of Southern Maryland; Frederick Community College; Garrett Community College; Hagerstown Community College; Harford Community College; Howard Community College; Maryland Institute College of Art; Montgomery College; Morgan State University; Prince George's Community College; Towson University; University of Baltimore; University of Maryland Baltimore County; University of Maryland University College; and Wor-Wic Community College.

    Maryland also participates in the Academic Common Market, an education consortium of sixteen southern states. Reduced tuition is offered to students who attend schools out of state because their program is not available at a public in-state college or university. States who participate with Maryland in this program are: Alabama; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; and West Virginia.

    Postgraduate professional degree programs are offered by: University of Baltimore (law); University of Maryland, Baltimore (dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy); and The Johns Hopkins University (medicine)

    [photo, U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland] In Annapolis, the U.S. Naval Academy is a federal institution. Founded in 1845, the Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. For the 2000-2001 academic year, 4,172 midshipmen were enrolled there as full-time students. After four years, graduating midshipmen are granted a Bachelor of Science degree and are required to serve in the U.S. armed services for five years.

    U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland, April 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.

    Among independent postsecondary institutions are 23 four-year colleges and universities; 4 two-year colleges; and 115 private career schools.

    Founded in 1696 as King William's School, St. John's College at Annapolis is noted for its "great books" curriculum by which students study the classics. Washington College on the Eastern Shore was established in 1782. Renowned for its medical school, The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore started in 1876 as the first modern research university in the United States. The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University is famous for its music preparatory and conservatory.

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     Maryland Manual On-Line, 2002

    November 5, 2002   
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