10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Maryland For 2019

By Chris Kolmar - Oct. 9, 2019

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

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 23 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, Loyola University Maryland, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Maryland.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Maryland

Rank College Employed
1 Loyola University Maryland 94.19%
2 Stevenson University 93.87%
3 Salisbury University 93.4%
4 University of Maryland Baltimore 93.17%
5 Mount St. Mary’s University 92.5%
6 Towson University 92.48%
7 McDaniel College 92.25%
8 Goucher College 91.97%
9 Johns Hopkins University 91.6%
10 St. Mary’s College of Maryland 91.51%
11 Frostburg State University 91.4%
12 Bowie State University 91.19%
13 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 90.84%
14 University of Maryland-College Park 90.79%
15 Morgan State University 90.02%
16 University of Maryland-Baltimore County 89.49%
17 Hood College 88.53%
18 Notre Dame of Maryland University 87.5%
19 Washington Adventist University 87.26%
20 Coppin State University 87.0%
21 Maryland Institute College of Art 86.27%
22 University of Baltimore 84.29%
23 University of Maryland-University College 84.03%

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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