Nursing Schools in Maryland

There are 31 nursing schools in Maryland. This year, we evaluated 24 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


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Carroll Community College
Westminster, MD
Carroll Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,400
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

Carroll Community College is located in Westminster, Maryland. CCC was established back in 1976. This community college is an institution that is committed to providing accessible educational opportunities to the community. The goal of Carroll CC is to enrich the lives of all students who walk ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore City Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,440
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 76.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 99.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 99.8

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is located in Baltimore, Maryland. BCCC was established in 1947 and it has the distinction of being the only community college in the city of Baltimore. The school serves over 4,800 students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Chesapeake College
Wye Mills, MD
Chesapeake College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,545
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 73.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cecil College
North East, MD
Cecil College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,946
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 88.8

Cecil College is located in North East, Maryland. This community college was established back in 1968. The school serves the community by offering a variety of academic programs at the most reasonable prices possible. Cecil College aims to provide a high-quality education to all who enter the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, MD
Hagerstown Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,149
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 88.2

Hagerstown Community College is located in Hagerstown, Maryland. This school was established in 1946, and it offers students many different academic opportunities. There are a plethora of different credit-related courses. The school also has several non-credit courses that are focused on ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • Paramedic to ADN
  • Military medic to ADN
  • RN to BSN
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Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD
Frederick Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,250
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.5%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 86.7

Frederick Community College (FCC) is located in Frederick, Maryland. FCC was established back in 1957. This school is dedicated to helping students to move forward in their lives. It provides students with various academic programs that can enrich their lives while opening up new career ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
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Harford Community College
Bel Air, MD
Harford Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,089
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Harford Community College is located in Bel Air, Maryland. The school was established back in September of 1957 and has been serving the community dutifully ever since. This school allows students to pursue over 60 associate degree programs and over 20 certificate degree programs. As a member ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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College of Southern Maryland
La Plata, MD
College of Southern Maryland
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,007
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 93.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.5

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is located in La Plata, Maryland. CSM is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This school was established in 1958 and is known for its motto “beyond expectations.” It is a college that seeks to help ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • Paramedic to ADN
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Wor-Wic Community College
Salisbury, MD
Wor-Wic Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,322
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 99.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.1

Wor-Wic Community College is located in Salisbury, Maryland. This two-year institution was established back in 1975. It serves well over 10,000 students and offers them a large number of different academic programs to choose from. Wor-Wic offers students a great education that will help them to ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Montgomery College
Rockville, MD
Montgomery College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,535
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
Community College of Baltimore County
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,549
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Prince George's Community College
Largo, MD
Prince George's Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,136
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 67.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 82.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Allegany College of Maryland
Cumberland, MD
Allegany College of Maryland
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,119
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 87.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 76.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Coppin State University
Baltimore, MD
Coppin State University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$8,685
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 74.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Howard Community College
Columbia, MD
Howard Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,050
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 75.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD
Anne Arundel Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$14,401
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 81.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 57.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Towson University
Towson, MD
Towson University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$15,250
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 78.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Towson University (TU) was founded in 1866. It is a public institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is part of the University System of Maryland. It was the first training school for teachers in the state and has evolved over the years to become a four-year ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Bowie State University
Bowie, MD
Bowie State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,137
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 59.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 74.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Bowie State University (BSU) is a public university in Bowie, Maryland. It is part of the 10-campus University System of Maryland. It is also the oldest historically black university in the state and one of the oldest in the United States. The university was founded in 1865 as the Baltimore ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD
Salisbury University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$18,374
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 73.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Salisbury University is a public university in Salisbury, Maryland. It is part of the University System of Maryland. The university was founded in 1925 as a two-year school to train elementary school teachers. It is now a four-year university offering 42 undergraduate and 14 graduate degree ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, MD
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,356
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 68.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
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Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$15,508
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 51.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 62.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
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Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$29,066
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 53.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Johns Hopkins University is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1876 and is currently ranked 10th for its undergraduate programs. The university was established alongside the Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is also located in Baltimore. The university also ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
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Stevenson University
Stevenson, MD
Stevenson University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$27,904
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 52.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Stevenson University is a private university in Stevenson, Maryland serving over 3,500 students annually. The university was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as a training school for female secretaries. The first male students were admitted in 1972. The first ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Washington Adventist University
Takoma Park, MD
Washington Adventist University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$18,131
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 45.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 47.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD
Frostburg State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,489
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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Hood College
Frederick, MD
Hood College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$24,338
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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University of Maryland-University College
Adelphi, MD
University of Maryland-University College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$15,256
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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CCBC - Essex
Baltimer, MD
CCBC - Essex

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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College of Southern Maryland - Leonardtown
Leonardtown, MD
College of Southern Maryland - Leonardtown

Programs offered

  • LPN
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College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick
Prince Frederick, MD
College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Sojourner-Douglass College (Closed in 2015)
BSN LPN RN to BSN

Maryland's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Maryland's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Maryland Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 53,700 20.154 $36 $74,120
Nurse Anesthetists 460 0.171 $77 $159,160
Nurse Midwives 310 0.117 $45 $94,060
Nurse Practitioners 3,620 1.358 $50 $104,280
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 10,630 3.991 $26 $53,230
Nursing Assistants 28,250 10.603 $14 $29,630
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey