Ready to enroll in college?

Baltimore has a wealth of options – from community colleges offering degrees and transfer programs, to four-year colleges and universities, to professional and graduate degree programs.  Explore the following options to find the program that’s right for you. 

Search the Maryland Higher Education Commission Academic Program Inventory

The Maryland Higher Education Commission oversees all colleges and universities in the state.  Search their Academic Program Inventory to see what programs are out there to choose from.


Worried that You Can’t Afford College? Grants and Financial Aid are Available!

There are a number of programs that help students get the money they need to enroll in college.  Federal programs include the Pell Grant, work study, and student loans.  There are also many grants and scholarships just for Maryland students.  Learn more about these programs:

To get all the funding you might be eligible for, the first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Complete the form as soon as you’ve filed your taxes for the year – before March 1 if you can!

Check with all the colleges you are considering applying to for their financial aid requirements and deadlines.  They may have supplemental forms you need to complete, and can help answer all of your questions.


Learn More about Colleges in Baltimore City & County

Follow the links to visit college websites and learn more about the programs they offer.

Community Colleges

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)
Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

Public Colleges & Universities

Coppin State University
Morgan State University
Towson University
University of Baltimore (UB)
University of Maryland – Baltimore
University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC)

Independent Colleges & Universities

Goucher College
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University Maryland
Maryland Institute College of Art
McDaniel College
Ner Israel Rabbinical College
Notre Dame of Maryland University
St. Mary's Seminary and University
Sojourner-Douglass College
Stevenson University
TESST College of Technology

Independent, Multi-State Colleges & Universities with Baltimore-area Campuses

ITT Technical Institute
Stratford University (formerly Baltimore International College)
Strayer University
University of Phoenix

To find colleges in other parts of the state, visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission.