Introduction to UMB

This depicts the structure of the leadership at UMB


The mission of the University of Maryland, Baltimore is to improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large through education, research, clinical care, and service.

Commitment to the Community

UMB maintains a deeply committed partnership with the greater Baltimore area as a prominent anchor institution. UMB students, faculty, and staff annually provide more than 2 million hours of volunteer service to external partners, constituencies, and stakeholders. In addition to its steadfast volunteer service, UMB’s $1.2 billion annual budget generates more than 18,000 jobs each year and produces more than $2.8 billion in annual economic activity. 

Strategic Plan

UMB recently adopted its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, which is integrated with the University’s core values. The planning process has shifted to each school and administrative unit, with each having developed, within the context of its own strategic plan, “SMART Goals” that map to the outcomes in the UMB Strategic Plan. The plan, available at, was created from the work of a multitude of faculty, staff, students, partners, and friends who dedicated tremendous time and energy to its completion. Hundreds more participated in virtual town halls, interactive feedback sessions, focus groups, surveys, and online feedback. The participation was exceptional, but perhaps more impressive is the genuine enthusiasm at all levels for moving the University forward.

Six themes were identified as major areas of focus for the Strategic Plan. Work groups consisting of faculty, staff, and students from across the University, with input from town halls, online surveys, and community focus groups, developed the outcomes for each theme. The themes are as follows:

  • Accountability and Integration of Core Values
  • Student Growth and Success
  • University Culture, Engagement, and Belonging
  • Innovation and Reimagination
  • Community Partnership and Collaboration
  • Global Engagement and Education

Core Values

According to President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, at “the University of Maryland, Baltimore, our core values demonstrate what we stand for and serve as a guide to how we behave. By acting on our core values, using them to guide our everyday interactions, we make UMB a place where everyone feels welcome, has a sense of belonging, and is supported to success.” The implementation of the Strategic Plan is guided by our core values, as defined during the planning process. They are:

  • INNOVATION AND DISCOVERY: We imagine and explore new and improved ways to accomplish our mission through education, research, clinical care, and service.
  • EQUITY AND JUSTICE: We embrace and are committed to diversity, and we value inclusive and just communities. We oppose racism and oppression in all their forms.
  • RESPECT AND INTEGRITY: We value each other and hold ourselves accountable for acting ethically and transparently using compassion and empathy.
  • WELL-BEING AND SUSTAINABILITY: We care about the welfare of our people, planet, communities, and University.

Key Programs 

UMB enrolls over 6,900 students in six nationally ranked professional schools — dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work — and an interdisciplinary Graduate School which is home to UMB’s Physician Assistant Program as well as Master’s and PhD programs. The University offers 90 doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and certificate programs, and confers most of the professional practice doctoral degrees awarded in Maryland. Adjacent to the campus are the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the University of Maryland BioPark. At one of the preeminent public research universities in the country, UMB investigators are driving medical, human health, life-science, societal, and legal advancements.

Carnegie Classification

UMB is the state’s premier graduate and professional school and is now classified in the Special Focus Four Year: Research Institution category. UMB was previously classified as a Special Focus Four Year: Medical Schools and Centers institution.