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 $4,464 $123
Montgomery $5,730 $144
Carroll $5,160 $136
Howard $4,920 $138
Chesapeake $4,850 $125
Prince George's $4,700 $107
Harford $4,644 $129
Comm College of Baltimore County $4,606 $120
Cecil College $4,500 $119
Frederick $4,457 $122
Garrett $4,380 $107
Anne Arundel $4,230 $116
Allegany $4,140 $121
Wor-Wic $4,050 $116
Hagerstown $4,050 $121
College of Southern MD $3,825 $128
Baltimore City $2,893 $110
Annual Costs for Cecil Residents to Attend Area Colleges
Area College Tuition & Fees
University of Delaware $34,310
Goldey-Beacom $24,300
Delaware State $16,904
University of Maryland Baltimore County $11,778
Delaware Tech. & Community College $11,583
Wilmington University $11,210
University of Maryland College Park $10,595
Towson $9,940
Salisbury $9,824
University of Maryland: University College $7,416
Cecil College $4,500
Annual Tuition Increases – National Data (U.S.)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5 Year Average
All 4-year Public Colleges and Universities 2.8% 2.9% 2.9% 3.1% 3.9% 3.1%
All 2-year Public Colleges 3.5% 2.9% 3.0% 2.9% 2.8% 3.0%
Rate of Inflation - Fiscal Year 1.6% 0.7% 0.7% 1.6% 3.0% 1.5%
Cecil College 0.0% 5.3% 0.0% 1.9% 12.4% 3.9%

Coronavirus Update

Cecil College is actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 locally, regionally, and nationally. We are working with our local health department and county offices to stay up to date on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus. As of now, all classes and events on campus are taking place as scheduled.

The College is utilizing additional precautionary measures to maintain a healthful environment on all of our campuses. Our Facilities department has added additional cleaning protocols to their daily routine to help prevent the spread of germs, including the use of disinfectant wipes on high-traffic surfaces like door handles and light switches.

In addition, the College is routinely posting information regarding the prevention of germ transmission on all on-campus monitors, our student and employee newsletters, and our primary social media channels. We also have signage both on campus and on larger event promotions reminding the community that if someone isn’t feeling well or has recently traveled to any of the global, high-risk areas, the responsible thing to do is to stay home. The College continues to monitor updates from local, state and national public health officials and will update this message as necessary.