Value Comparison

Comparing the cost of attending Cecil College to the cost of attending other Maryland colleges is a good way to see the value we offer in education. Our per-credit-hour cost is below the community college statewide average.

Annual Costs

We've put together the following easy-to-read tables showing annual costs for area colleges so it'll be simple for you to see how affordable your education can be at Cecil College. Adding in possible scholarships, waivers, or financial aid can reduce the total cost even more.

Annual Costs for Cecil Residents to Attend Area Colleges
Area College Tuition & Fees
University of Delaware $32,250.00
Goldey-Beacom $23,400.00
Delaware State $16,138.00
University of Maryland Baltimore County $11,264.00
Wilmington $10,670.00
University of Maryland College Park $10,182.00
Towson $9,408.00
Salisbury $9,364.00
Delaware Tech. & Community College $8,698.00
University of Maryland: University College $7,266.00
Cecil College $3,840.00

The average annual cost to attend Maryland community colleges is $4,254.00.

Annual Costs for County Residents at Maryland Community Colleges
Community College Tuition & Fees Credit Hour Cost
Systemwide Average $4,254.00 $117.00
Montgomery $4,902.00 $122.00
Carroll $4,812.00 $160.00
Chesapeake $4,700.00 $120.00
Howard $4,693.00 $134.00
Prince George's $4,550.00 $105.00
College of Southern MD $4,539.00 $123.00
Harford $4,464.00 $124.00
Comm College of Baltimore County $4,432.00 $118.00
Frederick $4,255.00 $119.00
Garrett $4,100.00 $103.00
Anne Arundel $4,010.00 $108.00
Hagerstown $3,930.00 $117.00
Cecil College $3,840.00 $107.00
Wor-Wic $3,690.00 $106.00
Allegany $3,665.00 $114.00
Baltimore City $3,482.00 $96.00
Annual Tuition Increases – National Data (U.S.)
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 5 Year Cumulative
All 4-year Public Colleges and Universities 8.3% 4.8% 2.8% 2.9% 2.9% 21.7%
All 2-year Public Colleges 8.7% 5.8% 3.5% 2.9% 3.0% 23.9%
Rate of Inflation - Fiscal Year 2.9% 1.7% 1.6% 0.7% 0.7% 7.6%
Cecil College 5.6% 0.0% 5.3% 0.0% 7.0% 17.9%