Following are the leading universities in the U.S. state of Maryland:

Bowie State University - It is a comprehensive university offering a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University is one of only six institutions in the nation designated by NASA and the National Science Foundation as Model Institutions for Excellence.

Coppin State University - A fully accredited institution providing quality educational programs and community outreach services.

Frostburg State University - It is a constituent institution of the university system of Maryland. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Johns Hopkins University - Science Watch ranked JHU 3rd globally for the total number of citations to their papers published between 1999 and 2009 period in America.

Mount St. Mary's University - It is the oldest independent Catholic college in the United States. Mount St. Mary's is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Morgan State University - Designated as Maryland's public urban university, Morgan is the fastest-growing college in Maryland.

Notre Dame of Maryland University - It is the first private institution in the state to receive national NCATE certification.

Salisbury University - For the 8th consecutive year SU is ranked as a top tier institution among both public and private universities in the North by U.S. News "America's Best College's: 2010 Edition".

Towson University - It has earned high marks in a number of national rankings. Towson is the second-largest public university in Maryland, and the largest public university in the Baltimore area. The University of Baltimore and Towson University jointly offer the webMBA program.

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County - The Carnegie Foundation's new classification of American colleges and universities places the university alongside other extensive doctoral/research universities in the nation.

University of Maryland, College Park - It has been consistently ranked one of the world's top 100 universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities report (ARWU).

University of Maryland Eastern Shore - UMES is the State's Historically Black 1890 Land-Grant institution. It is a teaching, research, and doctoral institution that nurtures and launches globally competent citizens.

University of Maryland University College - The MBA program won the prestigious 2005 Sloan Award for Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program.

Washington Adventist University - It is a regionally accredited university approved to operate in the State of Maryland.

St. Mary's Seminary & University - It was the first educational institution in the United States which had the right to grant academic degrees by the authority of the Holy See.

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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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