University of Maryland, College Park - McKeldin Mall in autumn
Maryland has several historic and prestigious private colleges and universities, the most prominent of which is Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876 with a scholarship
from Baltimore entrepreneur Johns Hopkins.
The state's first public university is the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which was founded in 1807 and contains the University of Maryland's only public academic health,
human services, and one of two law centers (the other being the Baltimore School of Law). Seven specialist and graduate schools educate the majority of doctors, nurses,
dentists, lawyers, social workers and pharmacists in the country