Columbia Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Columbia Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Columbia, Maryland

There are at least 3 colleges in Columbia, listed and described below. These schools represent 7,523 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 4,682 full-time students.

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Of Note For College Students

  • Columbia is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.

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Baltimore School of Massage

Linthicum Heights, MD

Prepare for a Career That You Will Love … in Massage Therapy!

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Lincoln Tech

Columbia, MD

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

Brightwood College

Halethorpe, MD

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Empire Beauty Schools

Owings Mills, MD

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology?

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  • Degrees: Diploma
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Columbia Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044-3197

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, registered nursing, liberal arts and sciences, business, education, cardiovascular tech, licensed practical nurse, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 7,523 students, 4,682 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
Students Dorms
Baltimore Colleges 22 651,154 97,596 17,375
Bowie Colleges 1 50,269 5,464 1,400
College Park Colleges 1 24,657 36,014 10,853
Laurel Colleges 2 19,960 1,122 120
Silver Spring Colleges 5 76,540 572 50
Towson Colleges 2 51,793 19,758 3,360

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