Hood College is a leading co-educational liberal arts college located in Frederick, Maryland, USA.

The College has the following departments: Art and Archaeology; Biology and Environmental Biology; Chemistry and Physics; Computer Science; Economics and Management; Education; English and Communication Arts; Foreign Languages and Literatures; History; Mathematics;Music; Physical Education; Political Science; Psychology; Religion and Philosophy; Sociology and Social Work.

Hood College Graduate School offers a range of graduate programs including the M.B.A., M.F.A. in Ceramic Arts, M.S. Biomedical Science, M.S. Information Technology, M.S. Computer Science, M.S. Curriculum & Instruction, M.S. Educational Leadership, M.S. Environmental Biology, M.S. Mathematics Education, M.S. Management of Information Technology, etc.

Hood College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Social Work program carries specialized accreditation by the Council of Social Work Education. The Hood Education Department’s initial teacher certification and master’s degree programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation. Hood's accredited education programs include elementary and special education, secondary teacher certification, early childhood, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership and reading specialization.

Ranking Profile:

- Hood College is rated 26th in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (North)" by US News (2012).

- Ranked 3rd among more than 160 regional schools in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" in the Universities-Master's category of the U.S. News & World Report's 2007 edition of America's Best Colleges. It is also placed in the top tier and the top 25 percent in the "Best Universities-Master's" category among the schools in the northern region, ranking 18th.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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