Location: Baltimore County
President: Valerie Sheares Ashby
Founded: 1966
Undergraduate Students: 10,490
Graduate Students: 3,658
For More Information: 410.455.1000

UMBC has reached the nation’s highest level of research performance, R1 Carnegie Classification. High-impact UMBC research areas include the environment, health, data science, national security, equity, and social justice.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a leading public research university known for innovative teaching, relevant research across disciplines, and a supportive community that empowers and inspires inquisitive minds. UMBC serves nearly 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the country’s most inclusive education communities.

U.S. News & World Report has named UMBC a leader in both innovation and undergraduate teaching—#6 nationally in both categories. U.S. News has also recognized UMBC for exceptional graduate programs and for social and economic impact. UMBC is among the top 100 public U.S. universities in federal research funding, and more than 130 companies are located at the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, home to Maryland’s first cyber incubator