St. Mary's College of Maryland

Category: Small public | State: Maryland

About St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's College of Maryland is Maryland's Honors College, a selective, public liberal arts college, and a vibrant community of scholars and learners. We foster: a rigorous and innovative curriculum; experiential learning; scholarship and creativity; close mentoring relationships; and a community dedicated to honesty, civility, and integrity. We are committed to diversity, access, and affordability. Our students, faculty and staff serve local, national, and global communities and cultivate and promote social responsibility.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Academic Policies & Compliance

Admissions & Orientation

Culture & Commitment

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's College of Maryland is located about 10 miles from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River). Our proximity to the naval base offers military members, and their families stationed at Pax River the opportunity to conveniently attend the institution. Our institution accepts the G.I. Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship. St. Mary's College of Maryland prides itself on being a close-knit community. Faculty and staff work closely with students to ensure success and growth. Our well-trained support staff members are equipped to provide support for the unique needs of military students.


Top Degrees


A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.


Computer Science

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.



A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $11,646 $27,097 $15,888 $15,888
Fees $2,850 $2,850 $4,482 $4,482
Room $7,400 $7,400 N/A N/A
Board $5,416 $5,416 N/A N/A
Books $800 $800 N/A N/A
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $28,112 $43,563 $20,370 $20,370
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes