The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) is a regional center that offers more than 20 programs of study from six University System of Maryland institutions. USMH has grown steadily since opening in 2005 and continues to initiate new undergraduate and graduate programs in response to area workforce demand and student interest.
USMH provides opportunities for local students in an educationally underserved region of the state. Responding to the exceptional need for healthcare professionals in the region, USMH is working with Frostburg State University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore to develop programs for advanced practice professionals that would be offered at USMH. USMH is working with Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown to accommodate these academic offerings in the downtown core. USMH will build STEM labs in a downtown building for future university programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
With more than 1,700 graduates to date, USMH is helping to raise the college degree attainment rate in western Maryland and supply a skilled workforce for employers in the region.