The State of Maryland and the Baltimore Washington Corridor offer a rich tapestry of educational opportunities from kindergarten through post graduate studies.  With the distinction of being at the top of the most educated regions in America (see chart), there is a high value placed on education at all levels. 

Percent of Population 25 Years and Over with Advanced Degree

Excluding Bachelor’s Degree, Baltimore Washington Corridor v. States, 2008

 

Rank

MSAs

Percentage

1

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

21.9%

2

Baltimore Washington Corridor

20.7%

3

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

19.2%

4

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metro Area

18.6%

5

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metro Area

17.1%

6

Baltimore-Towson, MD Metro Area

14.6%

7

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

14.5%

8

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area

13.7%

9

Denver-Aurora, CO Metro Area

13.0%

10

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metro Area

12.9%

11

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

12.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey

SchoolIn the words of  Bernard J. Sadusky, Ed.D., Interim State Superintendent of Schools, “For the third straight year, Maryland's public education system received three Number One national rankings in 2011 – from Education Week, the College Board for AP performance, and the Washington Post's Challenge Index list for the highest percentage of rigorous high schools. This is truly exciting for Maryland’s public education system and worthy of celebrating. We should all be proud of these consistent and remarkable accomplishments.” In addition, of the six Maryland public schools selected as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, two are in the Corridor: Lime Kiln Middle School (Howard County) and Severna Park High School (Anne Arundel County).

For more complete information about public schools in Corridor jurisdictions, to include their programs, services and achievements, please see the following respective websites:

For information about private schools in Maryland, go to the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS).

Maryland - Smart, Green & GrowingMaryland has a fully-developed network of higher education institutions with 60 accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities serving the state. Currently, more than 355,000 students are studying at these higher education institutions, as well as 23,000 students enrolled at out-of-state institutions operating in Maryland.   For more information about the public and private institutions of higher education, visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission, found here.  

Maryland’s sixteen community colleges operate a network of 23 campuses and numerous learning centers throughout the state. Continuing education and workforce training are offered through each college.

The Baltimore Washington Corridor:  Where Learning Takes Place!