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City College, Poly among Maryland’s best in national rankings.

The educational landscape in Baltimore shines bright as two of the city's renowned institutions, Baltimore City College and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, secure impressive positions in the U.S. News and World Report's National School Rankings.

Baltimore City College proudly holds the No. 460 spot among 17,680 nationally ranked schools, while Baltimore Polytechnic Institute secures a commendable No. 728 ranking. Additionally, Baltimore City College clinches the eighth rank in Maryland, while Baltimore Polytechnic Institute stands at 14th place within the state.

Baltimore City College, with a storied history dating back to 1839, continues to set the standard for academic excellence and student achievement. As a result of the school’s equity work in its International Baccalaureate (IB) program, City College has adeptly shifted to number eight in the state - ranking higher than both top public IB Schools in Montgomery County. The No. 460 ranking on a national scale underscores the institution's dedication to providing students with a transformative education that equips them for success by incorporating intercultural awareness, and inquiry-based learning.

"We are delighted to be ranked No. 460 nationally and among the top 10 schools in Maryland," said Cindy Harcum, Principal at Baltimore City College. "Our commitment to fostering academic brilliance remains unwavering as we empower students to excel in the IB program and make a positive impact."  City College’s commitment to a secure learning environment cultivates a strong and active alumni network. Graduates nationwide continue to foster the mission and goals of their school community. This year’s stellar national rankings are consistent with the school's nearly 200-year history of producing local, regional, and national leaders in government, business, and the arts.

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, known for its focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, is making its mark at the No. 728 position nationally. The school's commitment to cultivating innovative thinkers and problem solvers is evident in its ranking, reflecting its role in nurturing the next generation of STEM leaders.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings are respected for their rigorous evaluation process, encompassing factors such as academic performance, graduation rates, faculty expertise, and student outcomes. Both Baltimore City College and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute's positions highlight their perseverance in meeting and surpassing these rigorous standards.

As both institutions celebrate their notable rankings, they reaffirm their commitment to providing exceptional education that prepares students to excel, innovate, and contribute to their communities.

The full Maryland high school rankings can be found here:

City & Poly Rankings