About the University

Welcome to the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, founded in 1807 along a ridge in what was then called Baltimore Town. Today, this 61-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

The University is Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.

Under the leadership of President Jay A. Perman, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of the west side of Baltimore. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.

Sponsored research totaled $567.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010. With 6,349 students and 6,717 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $15 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.

Mission
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State¹s public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.

Campus Data

University Facts at a Glance

Go to the Office of Institutional Research and Accountability for complete campus facts. 

Equal Opportunity

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

Facts

Facts about the University of Maryland, including its history, leadership, degree programs, school rankings, and the economic impact the campus has on the state of Maryland.

Degrees at UMB

  • Degree programs: 44
  • Degrees awarded: 1,848 (FY 2009)

 The University offers the following degrees:

  • Six professional practice doctorate degrees
  • Fourteen research and scholarship doctorate degrees
  • Thirteen Master's degrees
  • Three Bachelor's degrees
  • Eight Certificates

Economic Impact (FY 2008)
UMB generates $15.11 in economic activity for every $1 in state funds appropriated.

 Employment (Fall 2009)

  • Full-Time Faculty: 1,675
  • Part-Time Faculty: 789
  • Staff: 4,955

See the Office of Institutional Research and Planning for more data.

Finances
Sources of University funding and how it is spent.

FY 2009 Actual

Sources of Funds

Amount

% of Total

State Appropriations

$180,965,336

19.9%

Tuition and Fees

$92,882,352

10.2%

Hospital Contract

$79,180,616

8.7%

Grants and Contracts

$402,625,593

44.3%

Physician and Dental Service Plans

$118,810,198

13.1%

Auxiliary Enterprises and Other

$34,284,115

3.8%

Total

$908,748,210

100%

 

Uses of Funds

Amount

% of Total

Instruction and Academic Support

$246,886,557

27.1%

Research/Service Grants and Contracts

$480,539,374

52.9%

Administration/Plant Operations

$135,504,215

14.9%

Student Services

$20,789,939

2.3%

Auxiliary Enterprises

$25,028,125

2.8%

Total

$908,748,210

100%

See the Office of Institutional Research and Planning for more data.

News
Read about our students, faculty members, and staff making news on and off campus.

Leadership
See our campus leadership from the president, vice presidents, and deans and the Board of Trustees.

Research
Research is one of the cornerstones of the University's mission. All seven schools conduct research that helps shape patient care and policy on a national, state, and local level. From medical imaging and drug purity to environmental law and schizophrenia, UMB faculty members are respected leaders in their research communities.

Student Enrollment (Fall 2009)

  • Total 6,382
  • Full-time 4,888 (77%)
  • Part-time 1,494 (23%)
  • Male 1,817 (28%)
  • Female 4,565 (73%)

 See also Student Enrollment at the Office of Institutional Research

School Rankings

  • The Dental School ranks 4th nationally in NIH research funding (FY 2009 publics). There is no national organization that ranks dental schools.
  • The School of Law is ranked 25th among publics nationally by the U.S. News & World Report (2010), and three of its specialty programs (health law, environmental law, and clinical training) are in the top ten. The part-time law program is ranked 1st among publics by U.S. News.
  • The School of Medicine ranks 14th in NIH research funding (FY 2009 publics) and the Physical Therapy program is ranked 15th by U.S. News (2008).
  • The School of Nursing master’s program is ranked 7th by U.S. News (2007), and three of its specialty areas are ranked in the top ten (adult nurse practitioner, nursing service administration, and family nurse practitioner).
  • The School of Pharmacy is ranked 9th nationally by U.S. News (2008).
  • The School of Social Work is ranked 18th nationally by U.S. News (2008). Social work faculty members ranked 7th in journal article publication and productivity among the 61 doctorate-conferring social work programs in the United States.

MISSION STATEMENT
The University of Maryland is the state's public academic health and law university devoted to professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. Using state-of-the-art technological support, UMB educates leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, social services, and law. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning, and just treatment of the people we serve, the campus fosters economic development in the state. UMB is committed to ensuring that the knowledge it generates provides maximum benefit to society, directly enhancing the community.

VISION
The University of Maryland is the state's public academic health and law university devoted to professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. We educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, social services, and the law. We carry out internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning, and just treatment of the people we serve. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society.