University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Location: Baltimore County
President: Freeman A. Hrabowski III
Founded: 1966
Undergraduate Students: 11,379
Graduate Students: 2,600
Operating Budget: $404.9 Million
For More Information: 410.455.1000

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's (UMBC) deep commitment to innovative teaching, leading-edge research, and supportive community empowers and inspires inquisitive minds. UMBC offers an honors university experience that combines the learning opportunities of a liberal arts college with the creative intensity of a top research university. At the same time, UMBC is building one of the country’s most inclusive graduate education communities.

U.S. News & World Report has named UMBC a national leader in both innovation and undergraduate teaching. Times Higher Education recognizes UMBC as one of the world’s top young universities for strong research, innovation, and an international outlook. The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and Fiske Guide to Colleges have named UMBC a “Best Value” university. 

UMBC’s government and industry partnerships advancing entrepreneurship, workforce training, K–education, and technology commercialization contribute to the state’s economic development. More than technology, bioscience, and research companies and organizations are located at the bwtech@UMBC Researchb and Technology Park, which is also home to Maryland’s first Cyber Incubator.