University of Maryland-Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

School Details

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, UMBC was founded in 1966 as a division of The University of Maryland, UMBC, a public research institution is situated on a 500 acre campus in Baltimore County, MD, three miles from the city limits of Baltimore.  The UMBC houses the UMBC Research and Technology Park, Maryland’s first established research park which focuses on turning ideas into businesses.  Several technology, research and bioscience organizations including the US Forestry Service and U Geological Survey are tenants of the UMBC Research and Technology Park.

Through combining research opportunities and a liberal arts education, UMBC strives to become a superior research institution.  UMBC has achieved the status of being an Honors University by providing its students with an undergraduate education that has a strong liberal arts base and prepares students for workforce entry, opportunities for leadership and community service, and graduate and professional study.  Through efforts including workforce training, community partnerships and entrepreneurial actions, UMBC contributes to local and state economic development.

UMBC has an enrollment of over 13,000 students, and offers 54 majors and 20 certificates at the undergraduate level, 33 masters programs, 20 graduate certificate programs and 23 doctoral programs.  Three colleges, two schools and UMBC’s graduate school comprise the university’s academic unit.  UMBC’s colleges and schools include:

  • The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • The College of Engineering and Information Technology
  • The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The Erickson School of Aging
  • The School of Social Work
The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences provides a challenging education to its students and prepares them for graduate school admission and for professional careers.  The College of Engineering and Information Technology has 2400 undergraduate and 850 graduate students enrolled in its 6 bachelor, 9 master and 8 PhD programs.  The programs offered by The College of Engineering and Technology prepare students for careers in information systems, computer science and engineering.  The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers an estimated 30 bachelors, 16 masters and 6 PhD programs as well as teacher certification programs.  The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate education, research and community outreach.   Students enrolled in The Erickson School of Aging study the aspects of aging and management and policy issues related to the aging process.   Students gain experience from participating in research projects and internships.  Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered. 

The School of Social Work is a master’s program that is located in downtown Baltimore.  Students enrolled in the School of Social Work choose between a management and community organization concentration and a clinical concentration or they can choose to combine the two.  Students are required to choose a specialization within their concentration.  Dual degree programs including MSW/MBA, MSW/JD, MSW/MA and MSW/MPH as well as a PhD program are also offered.  The Graduate School offers 37 masters and 24 doctoral degrees and 21 certificate programs.  In addition to the programs offered on campus, master’s degrees and certificates in some program areas are available through an online program.  A complete list of programs and degrees available through each of UMBC’s colleges and schools can be found on the UMBC website.
The average GPA of an incoming UMBC freshman student is 3.71 and the average combined SAT score is 1223.  The annual cost of attendance as an undergraduate student is $19,488 for Maryland residents and $29,891 for non-residents.  75% of UMBC freshmen live on campus.  In state tuition for graduate students ranges from $510-$688 per credit hour and $844-$1,193 per credit hour for non-residents.  Over 55% of UMBC students receive financial aid.  For more information on applying for scholarships and financial aid to assist with the cost of attending UMBC, please visit the schools website.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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  • Calendar System:
    Four-one-four plan



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