USM Schools Among Nation's Best in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Adelphi, Md. (Aug. 17, 2010) -- 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 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges released August 17, 2010:

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) ranked No. 1 among "up-and-coming" national universities for the second straight year.


The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) finished No. 56 in the overall rankings of national universities. Its undergraduate business program ranked No. 19 in the country.

Towson University and Salisbury University were tied for 10th in the Public Regional Universities (North) category.

Towson ranked fifth in its peer assessment score, a survey of other college presidents provosts, and deans. Salisbury was ranked by the magazine for the 14th consecutive year.

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