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University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland

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About University of Maryland-Baltimore County

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (often referred to as UMBC) is a public research university in Baltimore County, Maryland. It has a fall 2018 enrollment of 13,767 students, 48 undergraduate majors, over 60 graduate programs (36 master, 24 doctoral, and 17 graduate certificate programs) and the first university research park in Maryland.Established as a part of the University of Maryland System in 1966, the university became the first public collegiate institution in Maryland to be inclusive to all races. UMBC has the fourth highest enrollment of the University System of Maryland, specializing in natural sciences and engineering, as well as programs in the liberal arts and social sciences. Athletically, the UMBC Retrievers have 19 NCAA Division I teams that participate in the America East Conference.


Located in Baltimore, Maryland.

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD, 21250, Baltimore County

University of Maryland-Baltimore County Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#106 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Maryland

#3 of 88

2024 Best Public Colleges in Maryland

#2 of 32

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at University of Maryland-Baltimore County is Computer Sciences followed by Biomedical, Psychology, Social Sciences and Engineering.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of Maryland-Baltimore County within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni