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
*Fall 2020 Tuition Rates
Community College Tuition & Fees Credit Hour Cost
Montgomery $5,322 $132
Carroll $5,160 $136
Howard $5,110 $142
Comm College of Baltimore County $5,016 $122
Chesapeake $4,850 $125
Harford $4,783 $133
Prince George's $4,700 $107
Frederick $4,669 $128
Cecil College $4,650 $125
Allegany $4,420 $129
Anne Arundel $4,350 $120
Garrett $4,260 $142
Wor-Wic $4,170 $120
Hagerstown $4,110 $123
Baltimore City $4,062 $110
College of Southern MD $3,930 $131
Annual Costs for Cecil Residents to Attend Area Colleges
*Fall 2020 Tuition Rates
Area College Tuition & Fees
University of Delaware $36,090
Goldey-Beacom $25,500
Delaware State $18,280
Delaware Tech. & Community College $12,190
University of Maryland Baltimore County $12,028
Wilmington University $11,480
University of Maryland College Park $10,955
Towson $10,198
Salisbury $10,044
University of Maryland: Global Campus $7,560
Cecil College $4,650
Annual Tuition Increases – National Data (U.S.)
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5 Year Average
All 4-year Public Colleges and Universities 2.9% 3.1% 3.9% 3.1% 0.2% 2.6%
All 2-year Public Colleges 3.0% 2.9% 2.8% 2.8% 0.8% 2.5%
Rate of Inflation - Fiscal Year 0.7% 1.6% 3.0% 2.4% 1.6% 1.9%
Cecil College 0.0% 1.9% 12.4% 1.3% 1.3% 3.4%