Tag: rankings

U.S. News Says Maryland Has the Nation’s Best Public High Schools for 2017

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Science in Towson, photo via the Carver Center Foundation

Rankings-maker U.S. News and World Report has determined that Maryland high schools are the best in the nation, based on a “medal count.”

Maryland Ranked Eighth-Best State by U.S. News and World Report


Every year, U.S. News and World Report publishes a ranking of all 50 U.S. states, judging them by metrics within seven weighted categories that indicates which states best serve their citizens. This year, Maryland beat out most other states, earning the no. 8 spot.

Johns Hopkins Is a Top-Ten University (Again)


Johns Hopkins University

It was a big deal last year when Johns Hopkins University finally attained a long-time goal of being ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the country, as ranked by US News. This year, when they once again hit the mark, it’s kinda like… meh.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Gets Lowest-Ever Ranking: Fourth!



For two decades, US News decreed that the Johns Hopkins Hospital was the best in the nation. Those days appear to be over.

Baltimore Is the Nation’s Sixth Worst City for Driving


woman driver accident

If you’ve ever grumbled at how much time you have to spend behind the wheel in Baltimore, you’re not alone.

Is It Really More Expensive to Live in Baltimore Than LA?

photo courtesy Baltimore Heritage.
photo courtesy Baltimore Heritage.

Business Insider wrote one of those lists that shows which metro areas are the most expensive to live in. If you took it at face value, you’d believe that Baltimore was one of the most expensive cities to live in in the entire U.S., with annual cost of living higher than in Los Angeles, Chicago, and other metro areas.

Hopkins Nursing, Engineering, Public Health Programs Are Ranked #1



Johns Hopkins may no longer have the number one hospital system in the country (*sob*), but at least some of its graduate programs are considered the best in their class.

Wait, Nevermind, Baltimore Is Actually Plenty Sexist (and Racist)



Yesterday, we reported on a ranking that listed Maryland as the state with the highest level of workplace gender equality. But just as we were starting to feel proud of ourselves, another ranking reminded us of just how far we still have to go.

Maryland Is the Most Gender-Equal State


gender pay gap

While U.S. women still earn substantially less than men by pretty much every metric–but things are a little bit better in Maryland than they are elsewhere, at least.