Nursing Schools in Maryland

The state of Maryland is home to 34 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 25 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Maryland.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Maryland

Listed below are all nursing schools in Maryland. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 34 nursing schools in the state of Maryland.

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Cecil College

North East, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.7%
Cost per annum$7,102

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,678

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate91.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$27,352

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
  • Accelerated BSN

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,084

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$13,963

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate90.2%
Cost per annum$5,922

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.3%
Cost per annum$7,675

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Howard Community College

Columbia, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,652

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate86.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,418

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Carroll Community College

Westminster, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$4,563

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Harford Community College

Bel Air, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$4,801

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Towson University

Towson, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,597

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

The Community College of Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,393

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate84.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$27,686

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate82.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate87.7%
Cost per annum$9,804

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Wor-Wic Community College

Salisbury, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate80.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.1%
Cost per annum$8,833

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate79.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,531

Programs offered

  • ADN

Chesapeake College

Wye Mills, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate75.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,584

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate73.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate78.6%
Cost per annum$6,382

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Coppin State University

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate72.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,786

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Prince George's Community College

Largo, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate66.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate86.9%
Cost per annum$8,413

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Sojourner-Douglass College

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate57.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate85.3%
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
  • RN to BSN

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate57.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,200

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate49.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,909

Programs offered

  • BSN

Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate44.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,420

Programs offered

  • BSN

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,208

Programs offered

  • BSN

Hood College

Frederick, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$23,888

Programs offered

  • BSN

University of Maryland Baltimore

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Maryland-University College

Adelphi, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,483

Programs offered

  • BSN

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,757

Programs offered

  • BSN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Bethesda, MD
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

CCBC - Essex

Baltimer, MD
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

College of Southern Maryland - Leonardtown

Leonardtown, MD
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick

Prince Frederick, MD
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

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


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