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Silver Spring, Maryland (MD) Colleges and Universities

Jul 13, 2020

The area around Silver Spring is home to both public and private 4-year schools where students can pursue bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Continue reading to see how these schools compare based on student size, location in the Silver Spring area, net price and graduate rate.

Closest Schools to Silver Spring, Maryland

Although it's a relatively small municipality in and of itself, Silver Spring is close to numerous large and mid-sized cities that contain several different types of colleges and universities. Look through this list to learn about the schools that are closest to Silver Spring.

  • Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park)
  • University of Maryland--University College (Adelphi)
  • University of Maryland (College Park)
  • Capitol Technology University (Laurel)
  • Montgomery College (Rockville)

Largest Schools near Silver Spring, Maryland

Given its proximity to Washington DC and Baltimore, Silver Spring is close to several large schools with student populations exceeding 10,000. The following schools have the largest student bodies near Silver Spring:

  • University of Maryland--University College (60,603 students)
  • University of Maryland--College Park (41,200 students)
  • Montgomery College (21,720 students)
  • University of Maryland--Baltimore County (13,767 students)
  • Prince George's Community College (11,885 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

The National Center for Education Statistics determines a school's net price by subtracting the average financial aid amount for that particular school from the school's average cost of attendance. These schools had the lowest net price of any in the Silver Spring area in the 2018-2019 year:

  • Prince George's Community College ($8,795)
  • Howard Community College ($9,364)
  • Montgomery College ($9,661)
  • Bowie State University ($14,321)
  • University of Maryland--University College ($14,635)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

A school's graduation rate is determined by the NCES as the percentage of a school's full-time undergraduate population that completes a degree program within 150% of the standard length of time for that course of study. Look into these school for high graduation rates near Silver Spring:

  • University of Maryland--College Park (87% graduation rate)
  • University of Maryland--Baltimore County (71% graduation rate)
  • Capitol Technology University (52% graduation rate)
  • Bowie State University (43% graduation rate)
  • Washington Adventist University (41% graduation rate)

If you are a student living in or near Silver Spring, it's a good idea for you to look into different schools in your region based on factors such as size, location and success rates to ensure that you make the right choice for your education and career goals.

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