University of Maryland Baltimore County

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership.

About

History

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County was born amid the turbulent swirl of the 1960s, and we had to cut our own path in a field of older, established institutions.

Education

UMBC offers 55 majors and 35 minors, as well as 24 certificate programs, spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences, pre-professional studies and social sciences. UMBC’s Graduate School offers 41 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 24 graduate certificate programs. Programs are offered in education, engineering, emergency health services, imaging and digital arts, information technology, aging services, life sciences, psychology, public policy, and a host of other fields.

Research

From modest beginnings, with some of our initial external research awards secured in the mid 1990’s, we have grown into a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity, as designated by the current Carnegie Classification, which places us among the top 220 research universities in the Nation with FY 2016 research expenditures approaching $80 Million. According to the current NSF’s Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey, we are ranked #151 in federal research and development expenditures.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
201 100
2016
301 100
2015
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
401
2017
401
2016
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
481 -40
2017
441 -10
2016
431
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
622
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

ICT services

The Division of Information Technology has approximately 80 full time staff members and over 100 UMBC students that work each day to support the mission of UMBC through the delivery of IT services to the campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Life and learning come together at UMBC. Faculty and students strive for the highest levels of accomplishment. In fields from classics and history to molecular biology and computer engineering, students are closely mentored by professors who are recognized leaders in their fields. UMBC also offers countless activities and resources – from state-of-the-art athletic facilities to dance, music and theatre performances. With downtown Baltimore and Washington, D.C., both nearby, there is never a shortage of things to do.

Student clubs

Student organizations are created and run by current students and offer a wide array of opportunities to get involved in your campus community through interests and causes you are passionate about. Many organizations serve to enhance your education, and they all add boundless fun and memories to your student experience!

Accreditation

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Baltimore Highlands, Maryland, United States