The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), the state’s only public health, law, and human services university, enrolls nearly 6,500 students in six nationally ranked professional schools — medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and social work — and an interdisciplinary graduate school. UMB confers the majority of professional practice doctoral degrees awarded in Maryland.
UMB is a leading academic health center, combining cutting-edge biomedical research and exceptional clinical care. The university attracts $500 million in grants and contracts each year, and its faculty are among the nation’s most productive researchers, with each tenured/tenure-track faculty member annually bringing an average of $1 million in grant funding into UMB — and into Maryland.
The University of Maryland BioPark, Baltimore’s biggest biotechnology cluster, fuels the commercialization of new drugs, diagnostics, and devices, giving 900 research scientists and entrepreneurs the space to create and collaborate. With a strong and growing base of industry partners, UMB conducts several hundred clinical and translational research projects every year on behalf of more than 200 corporate sponsors.
UMB delivers $40 million each year in uncompensated care to the citizens of Maryland. The university’s students, faculty, and staff contribute two million hours of service annually, providing programming that improves Marylanders’ health and wellness, advances justice, promotes economic development, and strengthens families and communities.