Location: Princess Anne
President: Heidi Anderson
Founded: 1886
Undergraduate Students: 2,597
Graduate Students: 596
Operating Budget: $124.6 million
For More Information: 410.651.2200

Crisfield High School science teacher Richard Warren earned three degrees from UMES, which propelled him to be named the 2018-19 Maryland state Teacher of the Year.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s (UMES’) impressive array of peer-accredited degree programs blends a time-honored curriculum with instruction in such contemporary professions as aviation science, aerospace engineering, biochemistry, construction management, criminal justice, hospitality management, and allied health.

A doctoral research university nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, UMES draws a multicultural student body from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Its focus as a historically black land-grant institution, founded in 1886, is on teaching, research, and outreach emphasizing stewardship of the land, sea, and environment.

UMES offers bachelor’s degrees in 37 areas, spanning physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, education, mathematics, information technology, humanities, visual and performing arts, and golf management. Twenty-seven academic units boast peer-review accreditation.

Cybersecurity and pharmaceutical sciences are among the 15 master’s degree programs in UMES’ graduate school, along with eight doctoral degrees in educational leadership, food science and technology, marine-estuarine environmental sciences, organizational leadership, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical science, physical therapy, and toxicology.