Nursing Schools in Maryland

The state of Maryland is home to 31 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 24 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Maryland. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Maryland

Best Value LPN Programs in Maryland

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Maryland

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Maryland. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Cecil College

Cecil College

North East, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,946
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.3%
RN Programs best-value score95.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$29,066
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.2%
RN Programs best-value score53.5

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
Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,149
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.1%
RN Programs best-value score94.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,401
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.8%
RN Programs best-value score81.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score57.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Salisbury University

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,374
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.6%
RN Programs best-value score73.5

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
Howard Community College

Howard Community College

Columbia, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,050
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.3%
RN Programs best-value score88.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score75.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,356
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.1%
RN Programs best-value score68.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
Frederick Community College

Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,250
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.6%
RN Programs best-value score94.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score86.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
College of Southern Maryland

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,007
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.5%
RN Programs best-value score92.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score83.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Towson University

Towson University

Towson, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,250
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.9%
RN Programs best-value score78.0

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
Harford Community College

Harford Community College

Bel Air, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,089
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
RN Programs best-value score94.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College

Westminster, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,400
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.6%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

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
Community College of Baltimore County

Community College of Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,549
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.6%
RN Programs best-value score91.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Stevenson University

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$27,904
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.2%
RN Programs best-value score52.1

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
Allegany College of Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,119
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.1%
RN Programs best-value score90.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate87.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score76.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Montgomery College

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,535
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.7%
RN Programs best-value score91.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
Wor-Wic Community College

Wor-Wic Community College

Salisbury, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,322
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.3%
RN Programs best-value score91.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate99.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score83.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,440
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate76.3%
RN Programs best-value score99.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score99.8

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
Coppin State University

Coppin State University

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,685
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate74.2%
RN Programs best-value score89.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Chesapeake College

Chesapeake College

Wye Mills, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,545
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate73.7%
RN Programs best-value score97.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Prince George's Community College

Prince George's Community College

Largo, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,136
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate67.2%
RN Programs best-value score90.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score82.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Bowie State University

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,137
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate59.0%
RN Programs best-value score74.3

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
Morgan State University

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,508
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate51.0%
RN Programs best-value score62.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
Washington Adventist University

Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,131
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate45.5%
RN Programs best-value score47.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,489

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Hood College

Hood College

Frederick, MD
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,338

Programs offered

  • BSN
University of Maryland, Baltimore

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, MD
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
University of Maryland-University College

University of Maryland-University College

Adelphi, MD
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,256

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
CCBC - Essex

CCBC - Essex

Baltimer, MD
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

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

College of Southern Maryland - Leonardtown

Leonardtown, MD
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick

College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick

Prince Frederick, MD
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

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