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Maryland Schools

In Maryland, academia is a declining field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the academic community in Maryland, and the future trends.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Maryland By Profession

691 774 764 790
784 938 1,033 1,038
2,715 2,815 2,866 2,840
2,523 2,531 2,630 2,570
3,384 3,315 3,314 3,315
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

From 2006 to 2009, the number of higher education faculty at the 97 colleges and universities in Maryland grew from 10,097 members to 10,553.

Thus the number of collegiate level faculty has seen a increase of 5%.

Average faculty salaries in Maryland

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

In Maryland, on average, higher education faculty make $61,718 per year, which is more than what faculty earn around the country, which averages $57,293 per year. In Maryland, there is a 12% difference in salaries for male and female faculty. Male faculty earn more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Maryland

No data at this time.

Of Maryland's 8,462 higher education faculty members, 46% have tenure and 22% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Maryland by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Maryland Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 1.86% 3.89% 5.99%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Maryland
  • Light Blue: National

The number of part-time faculty has grown in Maryland by 20% between the years 2006 and 2009. And the number of full-time faculty has also grown by 20%. Thus, working part-time is becoming less popular in Maryland.

National Vs. Maryland Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 4.72% 9.27% 20.04%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Maryland
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Maryland

No data at this time.

And of those who were working on a part-time basis in 2009, 22% identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic or racial minority. While as many as 22% of full-time faculty in Maryland identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Maryland

No data at this time.

National Vs. Maryland Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 3.57% 14.39% 24.14%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Maryland
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Maryland's minority faculty has seen a 14% increase. This is consistent with national statistics, which show that of the 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally in 2006, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background, while of the 855,625 faculty working in 2009, 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Maryland by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Maryland by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Maryland Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 2.21% 4.8% 9.45%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Maryland
  • Light Blue: National

Just as the percentage of ethnic or racial minorities has increased in academia in Maryland, the percentage of women has also increased. This is consistent with national trends, which show that the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2009.

National Vs. Maryland Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 4.37% 8.35% 16.44%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Maryland
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Maryland Faculty employment by Gender

National Maryland
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 44%
Women 56%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Maryland


As the number of higher education faculty in Maryland has grown, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased.

There are currently 299,360 undergraduate students in the state and 69,165 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Maryland

10382 10811 11506 12153 12285
24393 24412 25692 25706 26412
1306 1290 1378 2444 2536
12873 13268 13914 14331 13118
8287 9104 8468 9220 11462
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Maryland


In 2009, 17,054 students graduated from colleges and universities in Maryland. Of these students, 40% graduated from bachelor's degree programs, while 24% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maryland


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Maryland.

Retention rates in Maryland

Returning Students 62%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

It is interesting to note that for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs in Maryland, only 62 students return to school the following year and 48 eventually graduate. And nationally, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Maryland

Graduation Students 48%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Maryland Students By Gender

National Maryland
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 42%
Women 58%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Maryland is diverse. 58% of the 368,525 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 39% of Maryland's students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. In the US, as a whole, 58% of the student population is female. And approximately 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority.

National Vs. Maryland Students Minorities

National Maryland
Minorities 29%
Minorities 39%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Maryland

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  1. Maryland Business Schools146,504 Employed
  2. Maryland Teaching Schools118,888 Employed
  3. Maryland Engineering Schools80,310 Employed
  4. Maryland Business Administration Schools56,524 Employed
  5. Maryland Biology Schools51,177 Employed
  6. Maryland Information Systems Schools50,142 Employed
  7. Maryland Information Technology Schools39,820 Employed
  8. Maryland Management Schools39,293 Employed
  9. Maryland Liberal Arts Schools36,772 Employed
  10. Maryland Psychology Schools35,549 Employed
  11. Maryland Art Schools33,391 Employed
  12. Maryland Law Schools32,816 Employed
  13. Maryland Public Health Schools28,760 Employed
  14. Maryland Math Schools26,971 Employed
  15. Maryland Educational Leadership Schools26,008 Employed
  16. Maryland Music Schools25,571 Employed
  17. Maryland Accounting Schools22,890 Employed
  18. Maryland Counseling Schools22,409 Employed
  19. Maryland Nursing Schools21,798 Employed
  20. Maryland English Schools20,536 Employed
  21. Maryland Physics Schools19,676 Employed
  22. Maryland Communications Schools19,674 Employed
  23. Maryland MBA Schools19,528 Employed
  24. Maryland Design Schools17,986 Employed
  25. Maryland Chemistry Schools16,951 Employed
  26. Maryland Elementary Education Schools16,288 Employed
  27. Maryland Special Education Schools16,257 Employed
  28. Maryland Criminal Justice Schools16,235 Employed
  29. Maryland Visual Communications Schools15,823 Employed
  30. Maryland Early Childhood Education Schools15,702 Employed
  31. Maryland History Schools15,301 Employed
  32. Maryland Political Science Schools15,031 Employed
  33. Maryland Health Science Schools14,748 Employed
  34. Maryland Finance Schools14,264 Employed
  35. Maryland RN to BSN Schools13,999 Employed
  36. Maryland BSN Schools13,999 Employed
  37. Maryland Forensic Nursing Schools13,999 Employed
  38. Maryland Computer Networking Schools11,879 Employed
  39. Maryland Marketing Schools11,494 Employed
  40. Maryland Human Resources Schools10,932 Employed
  41. Maryland Business Management Schools10,836 Employed
  42. Maryland Public Administration Schools10,757 Employed
  43. Maryland Construction Management Schools9,693 Employed
  44. Maryland Sociology Schools9,390 Employed
  45. Maryland Drafting Schools9,286 Employed
  46. Maryland Nutrition Schools9,051 Employed
  47. Maryland Healthcare Administration Schools8,528 Employed
  48. Maryland Speech Therapy Schools8,456 Employed
  49. Maryland Computer Programming Schools8,390 Employed
  50. Maryland Computer Engineering Schools7,986 Employed
  51. Maryland Architecture Schools7,870 Employed
  52. Maryland Biochemistry Schools7,828 Employed
  53. Maryland School Psychology Schools7,531 Employed
  54. Maryland International Business Schools7,432 Employed
  55. Maryland Fire Science Schools7,247 Employed
  56. Maryland Radiology Technology Schools7,064 Employed
  57. Maryland Mental Health Schools7,058 Employed
  58. Maryland Veterinary Schools6,951 Employed
  59. Maryland Property Management Schools6,824 Employed
  60. Maryland Gerontology Schools6,574 Employed
  61. Maryland Biomedical Engineering Schools6,548 Employed
  62. Maryland Civil Engineering Schools6,537 Employed
  63. Maryland Paralegal Schools6,444 Employed
  64. Maryland Hotel Management Schools5,686 Employed
  65. Maryland Mechanical Engineering Schools5,570 Employed
  66. Maryland Health Information Schools5,542 Employed
  67. Maryland Graphic Design Schools5,274 Employed
  68. Maryland Web Development Schools5,062 Employed
  69. Maryland Forensic Science Schools4,881 Employed
  70. Maryland Theology Schools4,807 Employed
  71. Maryland Social Work Schools4,793 Employed
  72. Maryland Human Services Schools4,768 Employed
  73. Maryland Creative Writing Schools4,738 Employed
  74. Maryland Culinary Schools4,537 Employed
  75. Maryland Web Design Schools4,363 Employed
  76. Maryland Surgical Technology Schools4,336 Employed
  77. Maryland Physical Therapy Assistant Schools3,816 Employed
  78. Maryland Respiratory Therapy Schools3,592 Employed
  79. Maryland Physician Assistant Schools3,552 Employed
  80. Maryland Electrical Engineering Schools3,525 Employed
  81. Maryland Software Engineering Schools3,234 Employed
  82. Maryland Journalism Schools3,182 Employed
  83. Maryland Healthcare Management Schools2,938 Employed
  84. Maryland Computer Science Schools2,847 Employed
  85. Maryland Interior Design Schools2,798 Employed
  86. Maryland Criminology Schools2,755 Employed
  87. Maryland Fashion Schools2,681 Employed
  88. Maryland Animation Schools2,677 Employed
  89. Maryland Computer Animation Schools2,677 Employed
  90. Maryland Video Game Design Schools2,677 Employed
  91. Maryland Occupational Therapy Schools2,640 Employed
  92. Maryland Dental Hygienist Schools2,418 Employed
  93. Maryland Fashion Marketing Schools2,295 Employed
  94. Maryland Sports Management Schools2,085 Employed
  95. Maryland Supply Chain Management Schools2,066 Employed
  96. Maryland Sports Medicine Schools2,066 Employed
  97. Maryland Small Business Schools1,946 Employed
  98. Maryland Music Production Schools1,853 Employed
  99. Maryland Public Relations Schools1,592 Employed
  100. Maryland Advertising Schools1,430 Employed
  101. Maryland Sonography Schools1,410 Employed
  102. Maryland Ultrasound Technology Schools1,410 Employed
  103. Maryland Organizational Psychology Schools1,309 Employed
  104. Maryland X Ray Technician Schools1,179 Employed
  105. Maryland Hospitality Schools1,173 Employed
  106. Maryland Christian Counseling Schools1,142 Employed
  107. Maryland Physical Therapy Schools884 Employed
  108. Maryland Clinical Psychology Schools843 Employed
  109. Maryland Health Information Management Schools825 Employed
  110. Maryland Risk Management Schools516 Employed
  111. Maryland Forestry Schools461 Employed
  112. Maryland Homeland Security Schools420 Employed
  113. Maryland Film Schools413 Employed
  114. Maryland Video Production Schools413 Employed
  115. Maryland Fashion Design Schools386 Employed
  116. Maryland Forensic Accounting Schools313 Employed
  117. Maryland Ministry Schools290 Employed
  118. Maryland Medical Coding Schools286 Employed
  119. Maryland Fashion Merchandising Schools229 Employed
  120. Maryland Project Management Schools173 Employed
  121. Maryland Medical Billing Schools155 Employed

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