The Baltimore Collegetown Network brings 13 colleges and universities together to attract, engage, and retain students and raise the profile of Baltimore as a great college town.
The Baltimore Collegetown Network connects colleges and energetically works to attract, engage, and retain students, our region’s next citizens and leaders. With 13 colleges and 160,000 students, Baltimore is a great college town!
The Baltimore Collegetown Network brings area colleges and universities -- including 160,000 students and $17 billion in economic activity – into a consortium that benefits each institution and the region as a whole. We articulate the message that Baltimore is a great college town and create programs that strengthen that claim. Collegetown began as a grassroots effort in the late 1990s, was officially incorporated in 1999, and received 501c3 status in 2001. Our projects and partnerships attract, engage, and retain students, raise the profile of Baltimore as a college destination, and help colleges share resources. Primary programs include:
Baltimore Collegetown is funded primarily by member colleges with additional support from area foundations and businesses. It is governed by a board of representatives from each member college, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Collegetown provides an important link between colleges and the community and we welcome new partnerships and opportunities – please contact us!
Baltimore Collegetown's work is deeply tied to place. All of our programs, events, and services take place on occupied Piscataway land. We encourage everyone to find out who's land you occupy and find ways to support the local tribe(s). We would also like to acknowledge the impact of racist, systemic oppression of redlining on the lives of Black folks in Baltimore.
We would like to thank Both/And for the language used in these acknowledgements.
The Baltimore Collegetown Network will have a strong and clear reputation as the premier higher education organization in the Baltimore region that facilitates the efforts of its members to:
The member campuses of the Baltimore Collegetown Network will tap the collective strength and expertise of our campus programs, services, and leaders to further attract and retain well-educated and diverse students, faculty, and staff and further develop the Baltimore region into an attractive living and learning community. Through advocacy, convening public and private sector partners, and serving as an information resource, the BCN will facilitate collaborative planning and community development to maximize academic, residential, transportation, cultural, and social opportunities that raise the visibility of Baltimore as a college destination and advance the development of the region as a competitive and vibrant metropolitan area.
Dr. Kevin Banks
Vice President, Student Affairs
Morgan State University
Vice President for Marketing and External Relations
Dr. Vernon Hurte
Vice President of Student Affairs
Chief of Staff and Title IX Coordinator
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Vice President and Special Assistant to the President
Loyola University Maryland
Dr. Richard Lilley
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)
Vice President for Strategic Communications
Maryland Institute College of Art
Flavius R. Lilly
Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs & Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Associate Vice President for Student Success and Support Services
University of Baltimore
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Governing Board President
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs
Johns Hopkins University
Economic & Workforce Development Representative
Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
University of Maryland, College Park