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.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Cecil College
Location: North East, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN
94.2% 96.7%
1
3
Salisbury University
Location: Salisbury, MD
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
91.5%
2
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
91.4%
3
Hagerstown Community College
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
91.2% 100.0%
4
1
Anne Arundel Community College
Location: Arnold, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN
91.0% 100.0%
5
1
Frederick Community College
Location: Frederick, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
88.0% 90.2%
6
5
College of Southern Maryland
Location: La Plata, MD
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
87.8% 95.3%
7
4
Howard Community College
Location: Columbia, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.5% 100.0%
8
1
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
86.8%
9
Carroll Community College
Location: Westminster, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
86.5% 100.0%
10
1
Harford Community College
Location: Bel Air, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
86.3% 100.0% 11
1
Towson University
Location: Towson, MD
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
86.1% 12
The Community College of Baltimore County
Location: Baltimore, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN
85.3% 13
Stevenson University
Location: Stevenson, MD
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
84.4% 14
Allegany College of Maryland
Location: Cumberland, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
82.5% 87.7% 15
6
Wor-Wic Community College
Location: Salisbury, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN
80.9% 99.1% 16
2
Montgomery College
Location: Rockville, MD
Programs offered: ADN
79.4% 17
Chesapeake College
Location: Wye Mills, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
75.4% 18
Baltimore City Community College
Location: Baltimore, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
73.3% 78.6% 19 9
Coppin State University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
72.3% 20
Prince George's Community College
Location: Largo, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
66.3% 86.9% 21
7
Sojourner-Douglass College
Location: Baltimore, MD
Programs offered: BSN LPN RN to BSN
57.7% 85.3% 22
8
Bowie State University
Location: Bowie, MD
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
57.1% 23
Morgan State University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Programs offered: BSN Masters
49.0% 24
Washington Adventist University
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Programs offered: BSN
44.4% 25
Frostburg State University
Location: Frostburg, MD
Programs offered: BSN
Hood College
Location: Frederick, MD
Programs offered: BSN
University of Maryland Baltimore
Location: Baltimore, MD
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
University of Maryland-University College
Location: Adelphi, MD
Programs offered: BSN
University of Maryland-College Park
Location: College Park, MD
Programs offered: BSN
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Location: Bethesda, MD
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral
CCBC - Essex
Location: Baltimer, MD
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
College of Southern Maryland - Leonardtown
Location: Leonardtown, MD
Programs offered: LPN
College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick
Location: Prince Frederick, MD
Programs offered: LPN

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


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