Maryland

A state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Maryland was the 7th state admitted into the Union, which occurred in 1788. It was one of the original thirteen colonies. The capital of Maryland is Annapolis, and the largest city is Baltimore. It is bordered by West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. If you want to attend college in Maryland, here are the safest colleges to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 Capitol College

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Located in Laurel, Maryland, Capitol College is a private nonsectarian school that was founded in 1927. It is considered the safest college in Maryland. This college has the benefit of being located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. At Capitol College, the acceptance rate is 59%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#2 Johns Hopkins University

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, John Hopkins University is a private research institution that was founded in 1876. The school is known for its medical program, which attracks students from all over the world. John Hopkins University has 1,088 full-time instructional faculty members with a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#3 Hood College

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Founded in 1893 as Woman’s College of Frederick, Hood College is a private liberal arts school that is co-educational today. The school is located in Frederick, Maryland, and it is associated with the United Church of Christ. At Hood College, the acceptance rate is 81%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#4 University of Baltimore

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, the University of Baltimore is a public university founded in 1925. It is part of the University System of Maryland. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Baltimore is just 20 minutes from the Patapsco River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#5 University of Maryland – Baltimore County

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The University of Maryland at Baltimore County is a public university founded in 1966. It is located on the southeast side of Baltimore, Maryland. The school is part of the University System of Maryland, and it offers 85 different degree programs with the most popular being Information Science. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#6 Sojourner-Douglass College

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Founded in 1972, Sojourner-Douglass College is a private school located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school focuses on Afrocentric education. For students who enjoy the outdoors, Sojourner-Douglass College is only 15 minutes from the Patapsco River. The campus crime rate at this college is 0 per 1000.

#7 Notre Dame of Maryland University

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University is a private Roman Catholic university that was founded in 1973. The school was founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. It has 104 full-time instructional faculty member and a 12:1 student to faculty ratio. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#8 Loyola University Maryland

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Founded in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a private Roman Catholic university that is part of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Loyola University Maryland offers 55 different degree programs, and the student to faculty ratio is 12:1. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#9 Maryland Institute College of Art

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, Maryland Institution College of Art is a private art and design college founded in 1826. This school is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. At Maryland Institute College of Art, the acceptance rate is 58%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#10 Washington Adventist University

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Founded in 1904, Washington Adventist University is a private liberal arts school that is located in Takoma Park, Maryland. The school is associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is also located right outside of Washington D.C. At Washington Adventist University, the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#11 Bowie State University

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A school located in Bowie, Maryland, Bowie State University is a public institution founded in 1865. It is part of the University System of Maryland and it Maryland’s oldest Historically Black University. This school is also a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#12 Frostburg State University

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Founded in 1898, Frostburg State University is a public university that is located in Frostburg, Maryland. It is part of the University System of Maryland, and the school is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. At Frostburg State University, the acceptance rate is 59%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#13 Washington College

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A school found in Chestertown, Maryland, Washington College is a private liberal arts school founded in 1782. This school is benefitted by its location between the Chester River, which is 15 minutes away, and the Chesapeake Bay, which is about 30 minutes away. At Washington College, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#14 McDaniel College

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McDaniel College is a private liberal arts school located in Westminister, Maryland. It was founded in 1867 and is part of the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This college is also located on the northern side of the state. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

#15 Salisbury University

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A school located in Salisbury, Maryland, Salisbury University is a public institution that was founded in 1925. It is parrt of the University System of Maryland. For students who enjoy the outdoors, this school is located between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The campus crime rate at Salisbury University is 0 per 1000.

#16 Goucher College

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Founded in 1885, Goucher College is a private liberal arts school that is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This school offers an excellent study abroad program with 70 different programs in over 30 different countries, and students are required to participate in this program. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#17 Morgan State University

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, Morgan State University is a public school founded in 1867. This university is a Historically Black University, and it is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The school offers 64 different degree programs. At Morgan State University, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#18 University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public university that was founded in 1886. It is located in Princess Anne, Maryland. It is also a Historically Black University and a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. At the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the acceptance rate is 55%, and the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#19 Coppin State University 

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Another school located in Baltimore, Maryland, Coppin State University is a public institution that was founded in 1900. This is a Historically Black University and part of the University System of Maryland. Coppin State University is also a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

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