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Education Overview

Baltimore County is one of the most educated communities in the United States. Our universities and secondary schools consistently achieve, providing the County with a well-educated home-grown workforce. The County is also home to research tech centers and incubators that support business growth and provide workforce training opportunities.

Fast Facts

  • 90.2 percent of County residents over the age of 25 have a high school diploma or higher.
  • 36 percent of County residents over the age of 25 hold Bachelor's degrees or higher. The national average is 31.9 percent.
  • The Baltimore metropolitan area is home to 25 major colleges and universities, educating 139,000 students each year. 
  • The County is home to five major colleges and universities, enrolling an estimated 64,628 students in 2015. 
  • In 2015, the County’s major colleges and universities offered 12,425 degree programs. 
  • Baltimore County offers 159 public schools—107 elementary, 28 middle and 24 high schools, enrolling 111,138 students (September 2015). There are also 220 private schools in Baltimore County.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Maryland State Department of Education; Maryland Higher Education Commission

Revised December 20, 2016         


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