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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

  • 91 percent of County residents over the age of 25 have a high school diploma or higher.
  • 38 percent of County residents over the age of 25 hold bachelor's degrees or higher. The national average is 30.3 percent.
  • The County is home to five major colleges and universities, enrolling an estimated 63,786 students in fall 2017. 
  • Baltimore County offers 159 public schools—107 elementary, 28 middle and 24 high schools, enrolling 113,282 as of February 2018. There are also 220 private schools in Baltimore County.
  • The Baltimore metropolitan area is home to 25 major colleges and universities, educating more than 160,000 students each year.

Sources:

Maryland Higher Education Commission. 2019 Data Book. (PDF) Students Count. (PDF)

Baltimore County Graduation Cohort Data. (2018). (Chart illustration of Adjusted Graduation Cohort Data January 9, 2018). Graduation Rate: 4-Year Adjusted Cohort from the 2017-2018 Maryland Report Card.

United State Bureau of Census. (2016). Educational Attainment: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Data table S1501)

 
Revised May 31, 2019         

 

Department of Economic and Workforce Development

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