Hagerstown, Maryland (MD) Colleges and Universities

While there are only 3 schools in Hagerstown itself, there are 9 schools located within a 25-mile radius. Read about the top schools in several categories, including highest graduation rates and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

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Students seeking traditional schools and degree programs can select from public and private universities as well as 2- and 4-year colleges in the area of Hagerstown, Maryland. See how these schools compare to each other in four major categories based on information taken from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Closest Schools to Hagerstown, Maryland

Even though Hagerstown is not as close to that many postsecondary institutions as other parts of the country, prospective students in this area do have a few options within a 25-mile radius. If you would like to apply to schools with shorter commutes, the colleges and universities with the closest campuses to Hagerstown are:

  • Hagerstown Community College (1.1 miles)
  • Kaplan University (1.1 miles)
  • Frederick Community College (19.6 miles)
  • Mount St Mary's University (21.1 miles)
  • Hood College (24.6 miles)

Largest Schools near Hagerstown, Maryland

Traditionally large universities are at a premium within the general Hagerstown area, but students who value the size of a school can still choose from a few colleges and universities with student populations numbering within a few thousand. These are the five schools with the largest student bodies near Hagerstown:

  • Frederick Community College (6,197 students)
  • Hagerstown Community College (4,276 students)
  • Hood College (2,289 students)
  • Mount St Mary's University (2,257 students)
  • Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus (740 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

To arrive at a school's net price, the NCES takes the average amount of financial aid awarded to full-time undergrads and subtracts it from the average cost of attendance. Look into the following schools for with lowest net prices near Hagerstown in the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Frederick Community College ($5,381)
  • Hagerstown Community College ($6,191)
  • Hood College ($24,373)
  • Mount St Mary's University ($29,409)
  • Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus (NA)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

A particular school's graduation rate refers to the percentage of that school's full-time undergrads who graduate with their degrees no more than 150% of the normal length of time for that program. In 2015, the schools with the highest graduation rate near Hagerstown were:

  • Mount St Mary's University (69% graduation rate)
  • Hood College (63% graduation rate)
  • Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus (35% graduation rate)
  • Frederick Community College (27% graduation rate)
  • Hagerstown Community College (22% graduation rate)

Even in areas with fewer options for postsecondary education, it's still essential for prospective students to examine these kinds of factors to ensure that they make the right choices for them and their educational preferences.

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