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 Maryland community colleges as well as local 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.

Please note: The following data is updated annually as it's made available. Due to this, tuition rates may not be accurately reflected here. For the most up-to-date rates, please refer to the Tuition, Fees & Payment Options page.

Annual Costs for County Residents at Maryland Community Colleges
Community College Tuition & Fees Credit Hour Cost
Systemwide Average $4,272 $120
Montgomery $4,974 $124
Carroll $4,884 $163
Howard $4,848 $136
Chesapeake $4,760 $122
Prince George's $4,700 $107
Comm College of Baltimore County $4,606 $120
Harford $4,553 $126
Frederick $4,385 $120
Garrett $4,280 $107
Anne Arundel $4,100 $110
Cecil College $4,005 $109
Hagerstown $3,990 $119
Allegany $3,870 $119
College of Southern MD $3,750 $125
Wor-Wic $3,750 $108
Baltimore City $2,893 $110
Annual Costs for Cecil Residents to Attend Area Colleges
Area College Tuition & Fees
University of Delaware $33,100
Goldey-Beacom $23,850
Delaware State $16,138
University of Maryland Baltimore County $11,518
Delaware Tech. & Community College $11,245
Wilmington University $10,940
University of Maryland College Park $10,399
Towson $9,694
Salisbury $9,582
University of Maryland: University College $7,386
Cecil College $4,005
Annual Tuition Increases – National Data (U.S.)
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 5 Year Cumulative
All 4-year Public Colleges and Universities 4.8% 2.8% 2.9% 2.9% 3.1% 16.5%
All 2-year Public Colleges 5.8% 3.5% 2.9% 3.0% 2.9% 18.1%
Rate of Inflation - Fiscal Year 1.7% 1.6% 0.7% 0.7% 1.6% 6.2%
Cecil College 5.6% 0.0% 5.3% 0.0% 1.9% 12.8%