2019 Best Online Colleges in Maryland

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This list highlights the best online schools in Maryland based on their affordable tuition and median salaries. Stevenson University, ranked #1, holds the highest median salary at $86,182 and offers 18 online bachelor degree programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or an Master's in Biochemistry. Towson University ranks #6 and offers a B.S. in Allied Health for $3,413 annually.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Maryland, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Stevenson University Annual Tuition $13,500 Median Salary $86,182
#2 #2 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970 Median Salary $84,659
#3 #3 Notre Dame of Maryland University Annual Tuition $12,000 Median Salary $82,698
#4 #4 Frostburg State University Annual Tuition $20,320 Median Salary $80,819
#5 #5 University of Baltimore Annual Tuition $20,914 Median Salary $80,086
#6 #6 Towson University Annual Tuition $3,413 Median Salary $77,358
Salary data provided by Payscale Logo. Updated 2018.

2019 Online Colleges in Maryland Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • Median Salary: $86,182
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Stevenson
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Stevenson University offers nine undergraduate and 13 graduate degrees. Their undergraduate programs include Business Communication, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, Criminal Justice, Professional Studies, Business Administration, and more. The University's master's degree programs include options such as Healthcare Management, Forensic Investigation, Business and Technology Management, and Crime Scene Investigations. Students in the Master's in Crime Scene Investigation program can take courses in Crime Scene Photography, Physical Evidence & Crime Scene, Safety/Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Crime Scene Investigation, among others. Stevenson partners with academic institutions and companies around the region to help adult students further their education. To this end, they offer reduced rates of tuition to students affiliated with these partner organizations.

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Online Master's Degrees (136)

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Online Certificate Programs (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • Median Salary: $84,659
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Adelphi
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Designed with input from industry experts, University of Maryland University College’s online courses are created to be delivered in a fully collaborative virtual classroom. Their degrees are designed to help prepare students for the digital business environment, and students can access their course materials from ay device within their online classroom. With weekly or biweekly due dates, the online coursework can be fit into busy schedules because students can log in when it fits their schedule.

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (32)

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Online Master's Degrees (43)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (17)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Median Salary: $82,698
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Baltimore
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Notre Dame of Maryland University currently offers seven online degrees and one online certificate program. Their online undergraduate degrees are a Bachelor of Arts in Business, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, and a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires 120 credits in order to graduate and can be completed in 15 to 18 months. The tuition for this program is $360 per credit hour. Their graduate degrees are a Master of Arts in Contemporary Communication, a Master of Arts in Gifted and Talented Education, and a Master of Science in Analytics. They also offer a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations.

  • Annual Tuition: $20,320
  • Median Salary: $80,819
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Frostburg
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Frostburg State University offers one online undergraduate degree and five online graduate degrees. Their Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered entirely online, and students in this program can take courses in areas like Leadership for Nursing Quality and Safety, Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice, and Health Assessment. They offer online graduate degree programs such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Recreation and Parks Management, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Applied Computer Science, and Master of Education.

  • Annual Tuition: $20,914
  • Median Salary: $80,086
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Baltimore
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The University of Baltimore currently offers the following online degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Science in Interaction Design and Information Architecture. Courses for the online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration include Human Resource Management, Global Business Environment, Business Application of Decision Science, and Management and Organizational Behavior. This degree requires 38 general education credits, 24 credits in lower-division business requirements, 31 credits in upper-division requirements, and 15 credits of general business specialization requirements.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,413
  • Median Salary: $77,358
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Towson
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Towson University offers an entirely online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health degree and three online Master of Science degrees in Integrated Homeland Security Management, Nursing, and Kinesiology. They also have an Occupational Therapy Doctorate and a number of post-baccalaureate certificates. The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health degree has six different tracks: (1) administration/management, (2) advanced respiratory therapy, (3) family studies, (4) education, (5) science and professional preparation, and (6) health promotion, wellness, prevention and community health education. Students must complete 18 units in one of these tracks in order to graduate from the specialized program.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (7)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Maryland (34)

These Maryland-based colleges all offer fully online degrees. With both public and private options and programs at every degree level, this list of 34 schools provides an option for students of all types. Individuals looking for online associate degrees will find affordable options at the state's community colleges, including Baltimore City Community College and Hagerstown Community College which both have annual tuitions under $7,000. At the bachelor's level, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers a vast assortment of online degrees at a low annual tuition rate. UMUC also offers many online master's and certificate programs.

At a Glance:

  • Half of the online schools in Maryland offer affordable tuitions under $15,000 per year.
  • University of Maryland University College is a military friendly school, offering reduced tuition, tuition assistance, and credit for military experience to active servicemembers, veterans, and family members.

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