Largest Universities in Maryland

The largest universities in the state of Maryland are the University of Maryland at College Park, University of Maryland - University College, John Hopkins University, Towson University, among others.

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, it is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has ranked the University of Maryland 5th on its list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges".

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the second-largest university in Maryland, offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. In addition, UMUC is the 12th largest degree-granting university in the United States, is one of the largest public providers of online higher education in the country.

The John Hopkins University (JHU) is a top ranked private research university in the United States. Johns Hopkins has been ranked first among U.S. universities in receipt of federal research and development funds. The School of Medicine has been ranked first among medical schools in receipt of extramural awards from the National Institutes of Health.

Towson University is the second-largest institution in the University System of Maryland (USM), the state's system of public higher education. The University is also Maryland's largest producer of teachers. Forbes named Towson University one of 100 “Best College Buys” in America, and featured Towson on its 2010 list of “America's Best Colleges”.

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