The USM Mission

"The USM in 2010" Revisited:
An Update of the USM Strategic Plan

The mission of the University System of Maryland (USM) is to improve the quality of life for the people of Maryland by providing a comprehensive range of high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities; engaging in research and creative scholarship that expands the boundaries of current knowledge; and providing knowledge-based programs and services that are responsive to the needs of the citizens of the state and the nation.

The USM fulfills its mission through the effective and efficient management of its resources and the focused missions and activities of each of its component institutions.