USM Schools Tops in Latest U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

ADELPHI, Md. (August 26, 2008) - University System of Maryland (USM) schools have been recognized among the nation's top universities in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings.

According to the 2009 edition of America's Best Colleges released August 22, 2008:

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County ranked No. 5 among "up-and-coming" national universities;
  • University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) ranked No. 18 among top national public universities and No. 53 among national universities overall;
  • UMCP's Robert H. Smith School of Business climbed four spots to No. 17 on list of the best undergraduate business programs nationally, with several Top 10 specialties, including management information systems (No. 5), supply chain management/logistics (No. 8), and entrepreneurship (No. 9);
  • UMCP's A. James Clark School of Engineering ranked No. 21 on list of best undergraduate engineering schools nationally, with its aerospace engineering specialty at No. 9 in the nation;
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore ranked No. 27 among the nation's historically black colleges and universities;
  • Salisbury University ranked No. 7 and Towson University No. 8 among Top Public Universities-Master's category (North).

For more information, visit USM in the National Rankings.

Contact: John Buettner
Phone: 301.445.2719