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The education industry—comprising both public and private education—is a core economic driver in the County and is expected to experience growth through 2024. According to’s 2020 Rankings, Baltimore County’s four-year institutions were ranked among the top 10 colleges in the State of Maryland and the Baltimore area.

Impact Overview


JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers


46,251$2.9 billionOver 1,100


69,378$4 billionOver 2,900

County Education Industry

17 percent of Maryland's education jobs.
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    More than 24,080 education workers

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    More than 760 public and private education employers

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    Generates $935 million in worker income

Employment Highlights

Baltimore County is home to five major colleges and boasts some of the County’s top employers:

  1. Baltimore County Public Schools—18,202 employees
    Third largest school district in Maryland (more than 9,800 teachers)
  2. Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)—4,184 employees
    Second largest education employer in the County
  3. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)—3,612 employees
    Ranked third best college in the Baltimore area
  4. Towson University—3,476 employees
    Ranked fourth best college in the Baltimore area
  5. Goucher College—700 employees
    Ranked fifth best college in the Baltimore area
  6. Stevenson University—1,094 employees
    Ranked sixth best college in the Baltimore area

Learn More

For a detailed analysis of employment in the education industry, view the Job Connector Toolkit.

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Department of Economic and Workforce Development