USM Schools Continue to Attract Prestigious Rankings Recognitions

Adelphi, Md. (July 20, 2016) -- University System of Maryland (USM) schools once again have been recognized as among the nation's top universities for affordability, excellence, and work environment in recent rankings by multiple publications.

Forbes Magazine's "America's Top Colleges" issue named four USM institutions to its list: University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP); University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); Towson University; and Salisbury University. Forbes bases its rankings on "tuition costs, school quality, graduation success, and post-grad earnings."

MONEY Magazine ranked UMCP No. 10 nationally among public universities in its inaugural list of "Best Value Colleges." UMCP ranked No. 19 overall on the list, which also included UMBC and Towson and Salisbury universities.

The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC an "outstanding academic workplace" for the seventh consecutive year. A UMBC news release notes that the university is included in the Chronicle "honor roll" and was recognized there "for its strong shared governance model, vision and strategy of leadership, and the university's continued investment in teaching and research."


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