Over the last century, these historically black colleges and universities have a played an important role in educating Maryland's African American leaders.
This list of colleges and universities in Maryland comes from the About.com Guide to Graduate School.
Allen Grove, About.com's Guide to College Admissions, profiles Johns Hopkins University.
While many of these resources are meant for permanent residents of the Baltimore area, students and other short-timers will find helpful information too.
Allen Grove, About.com's Guide to College Admissions, profiles University of Maryland, College Park.
A new kind of car rental comes to Baltimore. At Johns Hopkins Homewood campus "car-sharing" allows drivers to rent a car by the hour.
Profiles of 15 Baltimore-area colleges, tips on dining and housing information are among the student-friendly bits of information on this site.
Find information on everything from admissions to employment at this private Baltimore educational institution.
This University of Maryland campus on the west side of downtown mostly grants graduate degrees in fields like medicine, dentistry, social work, law, nursing and pharmacy.
Eight miles north of downtown Baltimore, Towson University is a largely undergraduate state school with programs in arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems.
Enrollment is this public university in midtown is fairly evenly split between undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate programs include law, business and liberal arts.
This small, Catholic liberal arts school in Baltimore County with its main location in Stevenson has a second campus in Owings Mills.
While its suburban location near BWI Airport may make UMBC seem like a commuter college, more than three quarters of its freshman live on campus. Largely an undergraduate institution, UMBC offers 40 majors and minors in fields such as education, engineering, math, information technology, humanities, visual and performing arts and physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences.
Founded in 1852, this Jesuit school in northern Baltimore City focuses mostly on undergraduate education. While liberal arts is at the core of its curriculum, the private college does also offer programs in business, pre-med and nursing.
Offering more than 35 undergraduate degrees, 21 masters and 11 doctoral programs, this historically black university in Baltimore City attracts students from all over the country with its well-rounded curriculum.
Arts and sciences are the focus at this private Towson college, which actually requires all students to study abroad at some point and gives them a stipend to help.
Part of the University System of Maryland, this historically black college in Baltimore City grants undergraduate degrees in 24 majors and graduate degrees in nine subjects in the schools of arts and sciences, education, and nursing.
Graduate and undergraduate degrees earned here are in Jewish Studies, Education or Communal Services. Students also have the opportunities for dual degrees with other area institutions like Johns Hopkins or University of Maryland.