Public Colleges in the Mid-Atlantic States

More than half of all college freshmen are enrolled at a college within 100 miles of their permanent home. Only a small fraction venture further than 500 miles from home for college.

But knowing which colleges are in your region is important for several reasons. First, because of their location, these colleges provide you a good opportunity to visit the campus. Even if you move far away for college, seeing what is available nearby will help you decide which type of college fits you best. Also, colleges nearby may have state-funded merit aid programs that extend across state lines. So you may be able to pay in-state tuition for a college that is located across state lines.

These are the public colleges and universities located in the Mid-Atlantic states: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Tuition listed is in-state tuition for one full academic year, based on 2007 data.

Public Colleges in the Mid-Atlantic

College City State Full-time undergrads Tuition
University of the District of Columbia Washington DC 7,320 $3,140
University of Delaware Newark DE 16,500 $8,150
Delaware State University Dover DE 2,711 $6,146
St Mary’s College of Maryland Saint Mary’s City MD 1,954 $11,989
University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore MD 9,012 $8,708
University of Maryland-College Park College Park MD 24,970 $7,969
Towson University Towson MD 14,539 $7,234
University of Baltimore Baltimore MD 1,456 $6,934
Frostburg State University Frostburg MD 4,027 $6,550
Salisbury University Salisbury MD 6,585 $6,412
Morgan State University Baltimore MD 5,472 $6,318
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne MD 3,448 $5,988
Bowie State University Bowie MD 3,549 $5,939
University of Maryland-University College Adelphi MD 11,775 $5,640
Coppin State University Baltimore MD 2,783 $4,980
Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 1,556 $10,048
College of William and Mary Williamsburg VA 5,835 $9,164
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville VA 14,826 $8,690
Longwood University Farmville VA 3,692 $8,058
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA 22,934 $7,397
Christopher Newport University Newport News VA 4,370 $7,050
George Mason University Fairfax VA 16,440 $6,840
James Madison University Harrisonburg VA 16,005 $6,666
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg VA 3,995 $6,494
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond VA 18,767 $6,196
Radford University Radford VA 8,045 $6,176
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Wise VA 1,685 $6,151
Virginia State University Petersburg VA 4,383 $5,655
Norfolk State University Norfolk VA 4,544 $5,322
Old Dominion University Norfolk VA 13,123 $5,262
Fairmont State University Fairmont WV 3,734 $4,814
West Virginia University Morgantown WV 21,067 $4,722
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Montgomery WV 1,197 $4,598
Shepherd University Shepherdstown WV 3,393 $4,564
Concord University Athens WV 2,566 $4,414
Marshall University Huntington WV 8,787 $4,360
Glenville State College Glenville WV 1,195 $4,174
West Liberty State College West Liberty WV 2,095 $4,172
West Virginia State University Institute WV 5,347 $3,778