These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Maryland For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Maryland has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in MD, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Maryland.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Maryland:

  1. Mount St Mary’s University
  2. University of Maryland Baltimore
  3. Loyola University Maryland
  4. McDaniel College
  5. Salisbury University
  6. Towson University
  7. Stevenson University
  8. Frostburg State University
  9. St Mary’s College of Maryland
  10. Johns Hopkins University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Maryland has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Maryland For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 24 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Maryland that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Mount St Mary’s University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Maryland.’

1. Mount St Mary’s University

Mount St Mary

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Emmitsburg
Employed: 93.97%

2. University of Maryland Baltimore

University of Maryland Baltimore

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Baltimore
Employed: 93.69%

3. Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Baltimore
Employed: 93.65%

4. McDaniel College

McDaniel College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Westminster
Employed: 93.64%

5. Salisbury University

Salisbury University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Salisbury
Employed: 93.14%

6. Towson University

Towson University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Towson
Employed: 92.9%

7. Stevenson University

Stevenson University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Stevenson
Employed: 92.01%

8. Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Frostburg
Employed: 91.52%

9. St Mary’s College of Maryland

St Mary

Source: Wikipedia

Location: St. Mary’s City
Employed: 91.49%

10. Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Baltimore
Employed: 91.38%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Maryland

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Maryland, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Maryland by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Maryland

Rank College Employed
1 Mount St Mary’s University 93.97%
2 University of Maryland Baltimore 93.69%
3 Loyola University Maryland 93.65%
4 McDaniel College 93.64%
5 Salisbury University 93.14%
6 Towson University 92.9%
7 Stevenson University 92.01%
8 Frostburg State University 91.52%
9 St Mary’s College of Maryland 91.49%
10 Johns Hopkins University 91.38%
11 University of Maryland-College Park 91.07%
12 Goucher College 90.53%
13 Bowie State University 90.41%
14 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 90.21%
15 Morgan State University 89.14%
16 Washington Adventist University 88.84%
17 University of Maryland-Baltimore County 88.78%
18 Hood College 87.37%
19 Maryland Institute College of Art 86.54%
20 Coppin State University 86.1%
21 Notre Dame of Maryland University 86.08%
22 University of Baltimore 85.61%
23 University of Maryland-University College 83.07%
24 St John’s College 80.0%
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