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 $4,560 $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%

Website Privacy Policy

Cecil College maintains this website to inform you of the many offerings and activities pertinent to the institution. We appreciate the trust you place in Cecil College, and we are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Our privacy statement, dated October 2006, describes the information we collect and how we use it. When using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions listed in the statement.

Privacy Statement

For each visitor to our web site, the web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. No marketing databases are created as a result of your visit, nor are there any commercial uses made of any such data.

Cecil College does collect the following information:

  1. the domain name of visitors to our web page.
  2. aggregate information on what pages visitors access.
  3. certain technical information, such as the browser version and operating system.
  4. broad demographic information for aggregate use.
  5. the e-mail addresses of those who voluntarily communicate with us via e-mail.
  6. information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

The information collected is used:

  1. to improve the content of our web site.
  2. to analyze usage trends.
  3. to notify visitors about updates to our web site.
  4. by us to contact visitors for marketing purposes.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

If you supply us with your telephone number on-line, you may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

If you contact us voluntarily via email, you may receive email messages from us with information regarding new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

The Cecil College web site may contain links and information from other institutions and/or organizations. Cecil is not responsible for the privacy practices of these institutions and/or organizations, access is at your own risk. Cecil College will not sell, rent, or lease your e-mail address to others. Cecil does not set any cookies.

If you have questions about this privacy statement, you may contact us by mail at the following address:

Communications Office
Cecil College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901

You may send e-mail to the Communications Office at You may call us at (410) 287-1000.

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