The state of Maryland is home to a few Christian colleges and universities throughout the state. These institutions are associated with several different denominations and vary in a number of factors. Learn more about a handful of these schools and their distinguishing characteristics.
Several different cities in Maryland offer 4-year, private Christian colleges. Find out about a few of the schools' denominations and tuition rates in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Mount St. Mary's University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Emmitsburg, MD||$40,550|
|Lancaster Bible College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Interdenominational||Greenbelt, MD||$22,580|
|Washington Adventist University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Seventh Day Adventist||Takoma Park, MD||$23,400|
|Loyola University Maryland||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Baltimore, MD||$47,560|
|Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Capitol Heights, MD||$5,280|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Descriptions of the Christian Colleges in Maryland
Although there are not many Christian colleges in Maryland, the available institutions provide students with a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The schools also vary in size, available student organizations and other characteristics students may wish to consider when selecting a school. Here we discuss some of the Christian colleges in the state in more depth.
Mount St. Mary's University
According to the NCES, Mount St. Mary's University had a little over 1,700 undergraduate students in 2016 and offers certificate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Students can pursue study in subjects like forensic accounting, fine arts, environmental science, international studies, theology, cybersecurity, education, sport management and business administration. The school's Campus Ministry offers a variety of spiritual activities, organizations and resources, like men's and women's fellowship, Mount Students for Life and DIM (Interdenominational Ministry), to help develop different areas of students' faith, such as fellowship, spiritual growth, evangelization and justice and human dignity awareness. Students may also choose to participate in outdoor adventures, recreational activities and/or student clubs and organizations, including Craft Club, Mount Coffee Brewing Club, Relay for Life and Dance Team.
Lancaster Bible College
Lancaster Bible College in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a satellite campus of Lancaster Bible College based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Students at the Greenbelt campus have access to classrooms, the library, a student lounge and student computer workstations, but do not have on-campus housing. The campus offers associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree programs in areas like Biblical studies, business administration, Christian care, ministry, clinical mental health counseling and divinity. According to the school's website, in Fall 2017 the Greenbelt campus had 108 undergraduate students and 133 graduate students.
Washington Adventist University
Washington Adventist University offers a range of campus ministries to further develop students' spiritual lives, including Silent Judah, Bible Studies Ministry, Encouragement Ministry, First Friday (Friday Night Worship Service), Prayer Ministry and Iron Man. Through the school's Office of Ministry they also have a Diversity Program to assist in promoting and protecting diversity on campus through diversity programs, training and development opportunities and conflict resolution. In 2016 the school had a little over 900 undergraduate students, per the NCES, and offers certificate, associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Degree programs are available in a variety of subjects, such as nursing, religion, biochemistry, information systems, music, pre-law, theology and education.
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University Maryland's homepage states that in 2018 the school had a little over 4,100 undergraduate students and 82% of these students earned some kind of financial aid. The school offers certificate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs and 64% of students have international travel experience prior to graduation. Students can pursue study in areas such as emerging media, global studies, physics, school counseling, visual arts, data science, actuarial science and computer engineering. Beyond chapel and worship services, the school's Campus Ministry provides a wide range of spiritual retreats and programs, such as Ignite, Men's and Women's Retreats, Student Leadership and SpiritualiTEA.
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary offers certificate, associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The Bible College provides programs in Biblical studies, while the Seminary provides programs in Christian counseling, ministry and divinity, in addition to Biblical studies. The school does offer courses on the weekends and/or evenings and has academic and career counseling available to students. In 2016 the school had a little over 40 undergraduate students, per the NCES.