A World-class Workforce
Yes, St. Mary's County has some of the smartest minds in the world of tech, but that is only the beginning.While St. Mary's has attractive assests and PAX River draws professionals from all over the county, the region is experienced in retaining a homegrown workforce.
St. Mary's employment is distributed across a wide range of industries with NAS Pax River, defense contracting, aviation, architechure, and engineering leading the way. With a median age of 36.5, our population is ready to contribute to a workforce ready to grow!
Residents have access to great local education institutions from pre-K through post graduate learning opprotunities. 91.7% of the population hold a high school diploma or higher, while 32.2% possess a bachelor's degree or higher. St. Mary's County is where people anf companies can take flight!
Higher Education & Technical Training
St. Mary's College of Maryland: St. Mary's College of Maryland is the state's only public honors college! It offers the academic excellence of private education with the openness and affordability of public education. These students are recognized some of the finest students in Maryland higher education.
College of Southern Maryland: The College of Southern Maryland offers affordable postsecondary education, workforce development, and cultural and personal enrichment opportunities. CSM enhances lives and strengthens the economic vitality of our diverse and changing region!
University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM) (formerly Southern Maryland Higher Education Center): Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland College Park, and 7 other institutions offer programs at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.
Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center: The Forrest Center offers high school students the opportunity to learn the information and skills used in one of twenty-four specific career areas. Upon completion of a program, students can choose to enter the workforce or continue their education at a technical school, two-year college, or a four-year university.