Although Maryland does not offer many unique Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) programs, the University of Maryland- College Park serves as a hub for many additional schools to participate. Explore some of the different school options and compare their tuition rates and military benefits.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (In-state, 2016-2017)*||Tuition Assistance/ Military Benefits|
|University of Maryland- College Park||4-year, public||College Park, MD||$10,181||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|Montgomery College||2-year, public||Rockville, MD||$9,474||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|Towson University||4-year, public||Towson, MD||$9,408||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|University of Maryland- Baltimore County||4-year, public||Baltimore, MD||$11,264||AFROTC scholarships|
|Johns Hopkins University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baltimore, MD||$50,410||AFROTC scholarships|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
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Overview of Maryland Colleges with Air Force ROTC Programs
Students wishing to enter an AFROTC program in Maryland are likely to end up participating in the program at the University of Maryland- College Park. Learn about this program and how students at other institutions participate.
University of Maryland- College Park
The University of Maryland- College Park is home to the AFROTC Detachment 330, which also serves eight inter-institutional schools, two universities in Washington, D.C., and thirteen crosstown schools. All cadets in the program complete Air Science coursework and Leadership Lab, and students enrolled at the University of Maryland- College Park participate in two physical training sessions per week, while crosstown students participate in one. Students are also required to take a physical fitness test during the second half of each semester. There are scholarships available for interested high school students and in-college students, as well as scholarships for students in specialty majors or those studying a critical foreign language.
Montgomery College is one of the crosstown schools that participates in the University of Maryland- College Park's AFROTC Detachment 330. Students can enroll in the program during their first or second year at Montgomery College. Students must also be full-time status and majoring in engineering to participate. Those in the program are eligible to receive financial scholarships for tuition.
Towson University is one of the inter-institutional institutions that participate in AFROTC Detachment 330 with the University of Maryland- College Park. Students who wish to enter the program must be full-time, degree-seeking students. Cadets in the program commute to the College Park campus one morning a week to complete most of their AFROTC requirements. Students can compete for 2-, 3- and 4-year scholarships to pay for expenses at the University of Maryland and Towson University, as well as a monthly stipend.
University of Maryland- Baltimore County
The University of Maryland- Baltimore County is another inter-institutional school that is a part of AFROTC Detachment 330 at the University of Maryland- College Park. Participation in the program is considered special enrollment and all advising and registration for AFROTC must be done through the University of Maryland- College Park. Students may choose to participate in the traditional 4-year program that meets at College Park once a week, or the 2-year program that requires a 4-hour weekly session at College Park. Students in the program can compete for national AFROTC scholarships.
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University is another crosstown school that is a part of AFROTC Detachment 330. Cadets in the program complete their coursework one morning a week at the College Park campus. Students in the program are eligible to compete for flying programs, as well as scholarships. Scholarships are available for 2, 3 and 4 years to help students pay for tuition, fees and books, in addition to providing a monthly stipend.