The Maryland Higher Education Commission serves as the
state's regulator of private career schools (PCS). It
sets academic and financial standards and takes legal action when necessary to protect students. No
private career school may operate in Maryland without Commission approval.
has over 150 private career schools from which to choose that offer everything from cosmetology to medical imaging.
If your goal is to get into the allied health field, you can find training in one of dozens of Maryland private career
schools. If you are interested in the beauty/personal appearance field, Maryland has more than
30 related private career
schools. The bottom line is there is a private career school to suit many
different interests. On this site,
you will find a list of Maryland’s private career schools. You will also find out how to open a private
career school, information on closed private career schools and outcomes for each approved program, which includes
enrollment, completion rate and pass rate of graduates on any licensure examination.
Workforce Investment Act
The Workforce Investment Act
(WIA) web pages contain the Maryland State List of
Occupational Training Providers eligible for funding through the federal Workforce Investment Act. This
State List includes almost 500 occupational programs offered by over 75 institutions (community colleges,
4-year colleges and universities, private career schools, and other training providers).
State List also identifies over 50 prevocational Adult Education and Literacy activities overseen by the
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.
Funding for training listed on this
website is provided to eligible individuals through WIA Individual Training Accounts (ITA). Contact a
Local Workforce Investment Board "One Stop", to receive employment counseling, determine your
eligibility for WIA funding, and explore the possibility of WIA funding for the training listed.
The Maryland State List of Occupational Training Providers
eligible for WIA funding is updated weekly.