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Questions about College --  Maryland Colleges

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Maryland has many colleges for a state of its size.  There are community colleges, a few independent two-year institutions for specialized technical programs, public colleges and universities, and numerous private or independent institutions.

Two-year degree or four-year degree or both?
Depending on a student's career and educational goals, a two-year degree or a four-year degree--or more education--may be appropriate.  Every college has academic and career counseling services of some kind to help students reach their goals.

Types of Community College Degrees
Community Colleges offer different degrees, only some of which are oriented toward transfer to a four-year college.  Some courses will transfer to a four-year degree and some won't.  Students can apply for a transfer to a four-year college before or after earning an associate degree.  Community Colleges have transfer counselors who help students with this process.  In addition consult ARTSYS,, to find out what courses from MD community colleges will transfer to MD 4-yr colleges.

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A complete list of Maryland's colleges and universities and the programs that they offer.

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