UMB’s students, faculty, and staff contribute 2 million hours of service annually, providing programming that improves Marylanders’ health and wellness, advances justice, promotes economic development, and strengthens families and communities.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), the state’s only public health, law, and human services university, enrolls 6,800 students in six highly 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 attracted a record-setting $667.4 million in grants and contracts last year (the highest total ever recorded by a University System of Maryland institution), and its faculty are among the nation’s most productive researchers, with each tenured/tenure-track faculty member annually bringing an average of $1.3 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 more than 1,000 research scientists and entrepreneurs the space to create and collaborate. As demand for a dynamic innovation district keeps growing, so does the BioPark. At full build-out, it will house 2 million square feet of lab, office, clinical, and classroom space and bring needed retail properties and landscaped parks to West Baltimore.
UMB delivers $40 million each year in uncompensated care to the citizens of Maryland. The university’s students, faculty, and staff contribute 2 million hours of service annually, providing programming that improves Marylanders’ health and wellness, advances justice, promotes economic development, and strengthens families and communities.