Higher Education - What to Expect When You Live in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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Anne Arundel County is located about equidistant from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD - and all the world-class higher education institutions of the two cities.  And the flagship campus of the University of Maryland is just a half hour away, in nearby Prince George's County.  Anne Arundel County itself is home to St. Johns College, the United States Naval Academy, and Anne Arundel Community College.

If you're thinking about taking some classes yourself, or you have children approaching college age, there certainly is no shortage of options for you to consider. 

Two of my children attended the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as two nephews, and their experiences could not have been more positive.  In fact, my daughter is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the College Of Education.  I obtained my Bachelor's Degree and my husband Larry his Master's Degree from The Catholic University of America.  So, if you have any questions about those two institutions, bring 'em on!





Since there are so many institutions of Higher Education in this area, I've assembled this directory of colleges and universities for you, along with a brief paragraph from the institutions' websites:


Anne Arundel Community College EntranceAmerican University, Washington, D.C. -

"AU's more than 5,000 undergraduates are a microcosm of the world's diversity. From across the United States and from more than 100 countries, they share a desire to shape tomorrow's world. AU actively promotes international understanding, and this is reflected in its curricula offerings, faculty research, and the regular presence of world leaders on campus."

Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

"The college is proud of its nationally recognized programs and innovative instruction.  We offer credit programs that lead to an associate degree or certificate and areas of study that lead to a letter of recognition.  Noncredit instruction provides career training, basic skills and an opportunity to enrich your life through the pursuit of new interests." 

Bowie State University, Bowie, MD 

"Located in the heart of the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis region, Bowie State boasts a best-of-all-worlds learning experience-high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs delivered in a convenient and welcoming environment at affordable tuition rates."

Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

"The Catholic University of America is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a papally chartered graduate and research center, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. It is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning."

Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. 

"The world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people. "

George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 

"The intellectual center of an international city. Our exemplary faculty is working to deepen and expand our research efforts across the entire range of academic disciplines. Our academic community flourishes because of our partnerships with organizations and entities in this great city and beyond. Our students benefit from their experiences in and out of the classroom and have helped our university gain the distinction of being one of the most active issue- and service-oriented campuses in the country."

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

"Founded in 1789, the same year the U.S. Constitution took effect, Georgetown University is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university that embodies its founding principles in the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, our commitment to justice and the common good, our intellectual openness, and our international character."

Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

"Goucher College is an independent, coeducational institution dedicated to the interdisciplinary traditions of the liberal arts and a broad international perspective on education. Through internships, community service, and study abroad -- and a first-rate arts and sciences academic program -- Goucher teaches its students to engage the world as true global citizens."

JHUHoward University, Washington, D.C. 

"Each year a remarkable group of students join our diverse body of scholars and begin to enjoy the Howard experience- an intellectually stimulating, culturally awakening, socially empowering journey."

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 

"The Johns Hopkins University opened Feb. 22, 1876, with the inauguration of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. "What are we aiming at?" Gilman asked in his installation address. "The encouragement of research ... and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell."

Loyola College, Baltimore, MD 

"Founded in 1852, Loyola College in Maryland is a Jesuit Catholic university whose mission is to inspire students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. It is committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person."

Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 

"College of Notre Dame of Maryland has again advanced its position on the 2007 list of America's Best Colleges published by U.S. News & World Report. The College is ranked in the Best Universities-Master's North category. College of Notre Dame is included in the top rankings with other institutions (some coed) such as: Providence, Loyola, Simmons and Rochester Institute of Technology."

Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD 

"One of America's first and most prestigious conservatories of music. Peabody aims to educate the finest musicians from around the world. Our faculty are among the most distinguished, our curriculum is among the most rigorous and our environment is among the most supportive of any music conservatory.

St. Johns College, Annapolis, MD 

"Students study from the classics of literature, philosophy, theology, psychology, political science, economics, history, mathematics, laboratory sciences, and music. No textbooks are used. The books are read in roughly chronological order, beginning with ancient Greece and continuing to modern times. "

Towson Univeristy, Towson, MD

"Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields."

McKeldin HallUniversity of MD University College , College Park, MD

"The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. It is one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities, an organization composed of the leading research universities in the United States and Canada. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State's primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise."

University of MD University College, Adelphi, MD 

"Founded in 1947, UMUC is one of 11 accredited, degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM).  Offering a broad range of cutting-edge classes, UMUC has earned a global reputation for excellence.  Headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, UMUC has classroom locations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Europe, and Asia, and provides award-winning online classes to students worldwide."

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 

"The Naval Academy was founded in 1845 by the Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, in what is now historic Annapolis, MD. The history of the Academy has often reflected the history of the United States itself. As the U.S. Navy has moved from a fleet of sail and steam-powered ships to a high tech fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships as well as supersonic aircraft, the Academy has changed also."





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Fran Gaspari
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You do such a great job in putting together these posts!!! Thanks,   Fran

Feb 29, 2008 05:35 AM #1
Margaret Woda
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Thanks, Fran!  Now, Let's hope it's helpful to some consumer out there who will, in turn, contact me!

Feb 29, 2008 05:51 AM #2
Joan Whitebook
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It is amazing how many fine schools are in your area.  I think consumers will find this blog very helpful and will give them a good overview of higher education and the choices they may have for their children -- and for themselves.
Feb 29, 2008 12:42 PM #3
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Hi Margaret. First of all,I want to say thank you very much for responding to my post. I really appreciate it. You said something about a 9-home version of this layout and I didn't know what you meant by that. And this is a great post. You have definitely positioned yourself as the voice of Real Estate in Arne Arundel County,Maryland. Great post.
Feb 29, 2008 02:00 PM #4
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
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Lanre - Without going onto MRIS (my token isn't handy right now...), let's see if I can remember:   A "full" report is 3-pages, the "synopsis" is the one home/one page report, the "gallery" is the 4-homes/page report, and the "book" is the 9-homes/page report.  This is enough to tempt someone to ask you for more info, which you can follow up with by emailing a synopsis.  Call me, if you have trouble figuring it out.

And thanks for commenting on my post.  By the way, I subscribed to your blog today - we local folks need to stick together!  Are you planning to compete in the Military Relocation Contest starting tomorrow (for Andrews AFB, since it's so near your office?)

Joan - We truly are blessed.  I don't think I fully appreciated it before of my increased awareness of other parts of the country, through ActiveRain.

Feb 29, 2008 02:22 PM #5
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
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This looks nice, Margaret.  I think mine might be a little fussy.  Well put together!
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Lovely composition--as always!



Mar 01, 2008 06:17 AM #7
Margaret Woda
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Jesse & Kathy - 'Haven't had a chance to check yours out, but I'm sure it's fine.  I always enjoy your local posts!

Audrey, Thank you so much!  Sorry we weren't able to get together this week.  I never even had a chance to get back to you - crazy week!

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