The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is commited to innovative teaching, relevant research across disciplines, and supportive community empowers and inspires inquisitive minds. UMBC offers an honors university experience that combines the learning opportunities of a liberal arts college with the creative intensity of a leading research university. At the same time, UMBC is one of the country’s most inclusive communities for undergraduate and graduate education.
U.S. News & World Report has named UMBC a national leader in both innovation and undergraduate teaching. Times Higher Education recognizes UMBC as one of the world's top young universities for strong research, innovation, and an international outlook. The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Fiske Guide to Colleges have named UMBC a "best value" university.
UMBC's government and industry partnerships, by advancing entrepreneurship, workforce training, K–16 education, and technology commercialization, contribute to the state's economic development. More than 120 technology, bioscience, and research companies and organizations are located at the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, which is also home to Maryland's first cyber incubator.