Somerset County Economic Development Commission
Somerset County
Somerset County, Maryland
Training & Education
A broad spectrum of programs and facilities are available to Somerset County employers for the training and continuing education of their employees. The rapidly growing and expanding University of Maryland Eastern Shore is located in Princess Anne, the County Seat. Offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as continuing education courses, UMES can also provide industry with support and research services to business and industry.

Several vocational and technical courses are taught at Somerset County's J.M. Tawes Technology & Career Center The school works with industry to tailor programs to employer needs. Wor-Wic Community College, a two year occupation oriented "college without walls" holds classes throughout the Lower Eastern Shore. An active Private Industry Council administers numerous structured employment instruction courses and cost-effective on-the-job training programs.

New and expanding businesses also receive employee training and recruitment assistance from the Maryland Industrial Training program. These services which are available at virtually no cost to the employer include:
  • Assistance locating and/or training instructors
  • Recruiting and screening workers
  • Conducting job/task analyses
  • Preparing training manuals or audio-visual materials
  • Devising orientation programs.

Education Statistics

Educational Attainment - age 25 and over (2012-2016):

High School Graduate or Higher 79.2%

Bachelor's Degree or Higher 14.0%

Public Schools

Number: 4 Elementary; 2 Middle/Combined; 3 High

Enrollment: 2,918 (Sept. 2017)

Cost per Pupil: $15,427 (2016-2017)

Students per Teacher: 12.7 (October 2017)

High School Career/Tech Enrollment: 261 (2017)

High School Graduates: 165 (July 2017)

Non Public Schools: Number - 2 ( September 2017)

Higher Education


Enrollment (2017)

Degrees (2016)

4-Year Institution

University of Maryland Eastern Shore



Wor-Wic Community College in neighboring Wicomico County offers coursework throughout the Lower Eastern Shore.

Maryland State Department of Education and Higher Education Commission; U.S. Bureau of the Census.

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