USM Schools Among Nation's Best in Latest U.S. News & World Report College Rankings
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 13, 2011) -- University
System of Maryland (USM) schools once again have been recognized among the
nation's top universities in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual
to the 2011 edition of America's Best Colleges released today:
The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) rose from 18th to
17th best among all U.S. national public universities. UMCP finished
No. 55 in the overall rankings of national universities, private and public, also
an improvement of one spot from last year.
the category of "Academic Programs to Look
For," UMCP appeared in four rankings: Internships, First-Year
Experience, Learning Communities, and Service Learning.
of September 2011, UMCP has 71 undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the
US News Top 25, 63 in the Top 20, 50
in the Top 15, and 30 in the Top 10 nationally.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) ranked
No. 1 among "up-and-coming" national universities for the third straight year.
The university continues to attain outstanding national
recognition for the quality of its undergraduate research. U.S. News ranked
UMBC 4th on the list of top national universities "where the faculty
has an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching." In this category, UMBC is
tied with Yale University and ranked just ahead of Brown and Stanford
UMBC news release: http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/umbcnews/2011/09/us_news_again_recognizes_umbc.html
Salisbury University and Towson University ranked 9th
and 11th, respectively in the Public Regional Universities (North)
category. Among all universities (private and public) in this category,
Salisbury ranked 41st and Towson ranked 49th.
Salisbury University news release: http://www.salisbury.edu/newsevents/fullstoryview.asp?ID=4693
Among the nation's 80 historically black colleges and
universities, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore improved three spots
from last year for a ranking of 25th.
UMES news release: http://www.umes.edu/PR/Article.aspx?id=35772.
Contact: Mike Lurie