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Complete Directory of Online Colleges and Universities in Maryland – 2014 Top Online Schools

Using the directory below, discover the accredited online programs available in Maryland. Filter by criteria like size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school to find the best program to fit your needs.

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There are more than 15 post-secondary institutions in Maryland. Of these schools, 15 offer online programs. A total of six are public four-year colleges or universities and two are public community or technical colleges and seven are private colleges, universities, or career and vocational schools. These schools offer 570 online certificate programs, 1,768 online associates programs, 2,903 online bachelors programs, 1,828 online masters programs, 2,251 online professional programs, and 423 online doctoral programs. Audio production, ultrasound technology, and computer engineering are examples of subjects offered by these programs.

Of the online colleges in Maryland, University of Phoenix offers the greatest number of programs online. It is a 4-year research university. The school offers 40 online programs. These programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Design
  • Drafting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Game Design
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Human Services
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Language
  • Legal Assisting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Science


Tuition for online college courses varies depending on factors such as the type and location of the institution as well as the program. On average, public four-year colleges and universities in Maryland charge students approximately $5,590 per year. On average, tuition at public community and technical colleges was $4,639 per year. Private accredited online college tuition ranged from $11,160 to $40,680 per year.

College students in Maryland received an estimated $11,130,154,095 worth of financial aid each year to help offset tuition. Nearly 44.03% of this aid was in the form of scholarships and grants. The remainder was in the form of loans that had to be paid back. Institutional grants account for a reported 83.29% of the scholarships and grants. In 2010, the accredited Maryland online colleges granted their students $4,376,084,039 in institutional scholarships and grants.

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The total gross state product for Maryland was $293.933 billion in 2010. Based on these numbers, Maryland has the 15th strongest economy amongst the states in the nation.

The state has about 2,462,470 workers employed in the state. In the state, the three biggest industries are:

  • Infrastructure
  • Public administration
  • Administration

Of Maryland employees, 4% are working in the infrastructure industry. Another 12% of workers are employed in the public administration industry. Also, 15% are working in the administration industry.

The average wage of Maryland employees is more than the average wage for employees across the US. Employees in Maryland earn an average annual income of $50,880 while the national average annual income is $42,871. The highest paid workers in the state earn over $98,270 annually, while the lowest paid workers earn under $18,110 annually. The median annual income for employees is around $39,740. The highest paid employees are obstetricians, while the lowest paid employees in the state are sports book writers. Maryland obstetricians can make up to $227,610 per annum, while sports book writers in the state can make as little as $17,320 per year. In the nation, obstetricians earn an average income of $210,340 per year. On the other hand, sports book writers around the US make $24,060 annually on average.

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Named in honor of Henrietta Maria (queen of Charles I of England), Maryland is located in the Northeast region of the United States. With an area of 12,406 square miles, it is the 10th smallest state in the country. The average annual temperature in the state is approximately 56°F.

The population of Maryland is the 19th largest in the US. The state has 24 counties and 5,773,552 residents living in these counties. An estimated 40% of Maryland’s population is under the age of 30. Also, it has one of the most diverse populations in the country. An estimated 45% of the state’s population identifies itself as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority group.

The capital city of Maryland is Annapolis. However, with a population of 620,961 residents, Baltimore is the state’s largest city. Of the state’s residents, an estimated 9.3% reside in the greater Baltimore area. Some of the other populous cities in Maryland are Columbia, Silver Spring, Waldorf, and Glen Burnie.

Maryland residents generally have a lower than average level of education as compared to those around the nation. According to the 2010 Census, a reported 17.4% of the state’s residents over the age of 25 have finished high school, 4.8% have at least an associates degree, 3.9% have degrees at the bachelors level or higher, and 1% hold a graduate level degree.