The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) is a regional center that offers more than 20 programs of study from six University System of Maryland institutions. USMH has grown steadily since opening in 2005 and continues to initiate new undergraduate and graduate programs in response to area workforce demand and student interest.
USMH is partnering with local developers to create space for a Hospitality and Tourism Management program offered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). A nearby vacant building is being renovated to house a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen and dining and classroom space to support the program, which will begin classes in Fall 2019.
Responding to the exceptional need for healthcare professionals in the region, USMH partnered with Frostburg State University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore to offer a physician assistant program. Another underused building has been renovated to accommodate this program and the first cohort of students will begin classes in May.
With more than 2,100 graduates to date, USMH is helping to raise the college degree attainment rate in western Maryland and supply a skilled workforce for employers in the region.