The price of education: Which 2-year Maryland schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Maryland residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Baltimore City Community College, Chesapeake College and Harford Community College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore
4,188
$3,146
2
Chesapeake College
Mills
2,189
$5,480
3
Harford Community College
Air
6,109
$5,887
4
Carroll Community College
Westminster
3,009
$5,988
5
Howard Community College
Columbia
9,476
$6,048
6
Prince George's Community College
Largo
12,113
$6,050
7
Wor-Wic Community College
Salisbury
3,109
$6,240
8
Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown
4,069
$6,360
9
College of Southern Maryland
Plata
7,201
$6,660
10
Frederick Community College
Frederick
6,220
$7,034
11
Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore
19,349
$7,110
12
Allegany College of Maryland
Cumberland
2,717
$7,580
13
Cecil College
East
2,468
$7,710
14
Cecil College - Elkton Station
Elkton
--
$7,710
15
Garrett College
McHenry
673
$7,812
16
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold
13,354
$7,880
17
Columbia Institute
Spring
95
$9,700
18
Montgomery College
Rockville
22,875
$9,966
19
All-State Career-Baltimore
Baltimore
561
$10,356
20
Finger Lakes School of Massage
Frederick
32
$12,800
21
Fortis College-Landover
Landover
550
$14,911
22
Holistic Massage Training Institute
Baltimore
59
$14,995
23
Aspen Beauty Academy of Laurel
Laurel
59
$15,000
24
Institute of Health Sciences
Valley
81
$15,100
25
Baltimore School of Massage-Linthicum
Linthicum
458
$15,671
26
Frederick School of Cosmetology
Frederick
23
$16,150
27
Fortis Institute-Towson
Towson
412
$16,384
28
Delmarva Beauty Academy
Salisbury
51
$16,444
29
Baltimore Studio of Hair Design
Baltimore
46
$16,650
30
Maryland Beauty Academy of Essex
Baltimore
80
$16,650
31
Paul Mitchell the School-Jessup
Jessup
141
$16,800
32
Hair Expressions Academy
Rockville
103
$16,800
33
Aveda Institute-Maryland
Air
37
$17,050
34
The Temple Annapolis-A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Annapolis
176
$17,050
35
The Temple-A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Frederick
183
$17,050
36
Blades School of Hair Design
California
72
$17,100
37
Award Beauty School
Hagerstown
157
$17,150
38
Hair Academy II
Heights
234
$17,150
39
Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences
Timonium
26
$17,750
40
North American Trade Schools
Baltimore
448
$18,064
41
Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton
Carrollton
447
$18,715
42
Empire Beauty School-Glen Burnie
Burnie
112
$19,260
43
Empire Beauty School-Owings Mills
Mills
93
$19,260
44
Montgomery Beauty School
Spring
120
$21,050
45
Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia
Columbia
569
$27,792
46
Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences
Rockville
103
$33,424


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All-State Career-Baltimore Allegany College of Maryland Anne Arundel Community College Aspen Beauty Academy of Laurel Aveda Institute-Maryland Award Beauty School Baltimore City Community College Baltimore School of Massage-Linthicum Baltimore Studio of Hair Design Blades School of Hair Design Carroll Community College Cecil College Cecil College - Elkton Station Chesapeake College College of Southern Maryland Columbia Institute Community College of Baltimore County Delmarva Beauty Academy Empire Beauty School-Glen Burnie Empire Beauty School-Owings Mills Finger Lakes School of Massage Fortis College-Landover Fortis Institute-Towson Frederick Community College Frederick School of Cosmetology Garrett College Hagerstown Community College Hair Academy II Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton Hair Expressions Academy Harford Community College Holistic Massage Training Institute Howard Community College Institute of Health Sciences Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia Maryland Beauty Academy of Essex Montgomery Beauty School Montgomery College North American Trade Schools Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences Paul Mitchell the School-Jessup Prince George's Community College Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences The Temple Annapolis-A Paul Mitchell Partner School The Temple-A Paul Mitchell Partner School Wor-Wic Community College

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