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IPEDS ID: 163286
OPE ID: 00210300
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University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, Maryland 20742
General information:  (301) 405-1000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  37,272 (26,658 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3,1961,021
Research and public service1,502306
Total graduate assistants-3,949
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,025$1,076$1,130$1,1300.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,798$9,877$10,146$10,2801.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,798$9,877$12,444$12,5961.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$22,263$22,632$23,346$23,7341.7%
Off Campus$22,263$23,432$26,306$26,7121.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,465$13,555$13,862$14,1161.8%
On Campus$38,678$40,003$41,725$42,9202.9%
Off Campus$38,678$40,803$44,685$45,8982.7%
Off Campus with Family$28,880$30,926$32,241$33,3023.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$10,314
In-state fees$1,446
Out-of-state tuition$22,248
Out-of-state fees$1,446
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,84873%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,47263%$17,596,620$7,118
Federal grants56815%$2,472,663$4,353
Pell grants56815%$2,359,706$4,154
Other federal grants892%$112,957$1,269
State/local government grant or scholarships64317%$2,120,948$3,299
Institutional grants or scholarships2,04453%$13,003,009$6,362
Student loan aid1,37035%$9,934,855$7,252
Federal student loans1,37035%$7,709,208$5,627
Other student loans1374%$2,225,647$16,246
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid113,31050%$108,497,736$8,152
Pell grants5,06219%$20,958,270$4,140
Federal student loans9,50336%$64,365,153$6,773
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$13,625$14,402$14,941
  • Estimate your financial aid with the University of Maryland's net price calculator at
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$6,283$7,605$7,901
$30,001 – $48,000$9,607$11,730$11,394
$48,001 – $75,000$13,731$16,182$15,134
$75,001 – $110,000$18,377$19,498$19,364
$110,001 and more$20,280$20,892$21,252
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment37,272
Undergraduate enrollment26,658
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,022
Graduate enrollment10,614
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 15%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 53%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 69%
Out-of-state: 29%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants26,24712,87813,369
Percent admitted47%48%46%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%34%31%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading580690
SAT Math620730
  • Our 75th percentile for the SAT Math score has been consistently at or above 700 for more than 10 years. We do not consider the SAT Writing test in our admissions decisions.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 95%
Part-time students: 80%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 84%
Transfer-out rate: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 66%
6-year: 82%
8-year: 83%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 66%
6-year: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 81%
Female: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 87%
Black or African American: 78%
Hispanic/Latino: 78%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 86%
Two or more races: 93%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 77%
Non-resident alien: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics3966--
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other---14-
Agriculture, General21230-
Animal Sciences, General6745--
Food Science6545--
Category total192161914-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning--4--
Landscape Architecture178---
Category total65404-2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies4--11-
American/United States Studies/Civilization3613--
Asian-American Studies---0-
East Asian Studies---13-
Gay/Lesbian Studies---8-
Latin American Studies---14-
Russian Studies5----
Women's Studies1215106
Category total5728566
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General54226d13--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-211--
Conservation Biology-16---
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other-04--
Microbiology, General0----
Molecular Biology--3--
Category total68847d52-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General54472---
Business/Commerce, General034426--
Finance, General296----
International Business/Trade/Commerce63----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management70----
Management Science35----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General191----
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management----0
Category total98581626-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric296013--
Category total4313318--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2023629--
Information Science/Studies7729---
Category total2796529--
Art Teacher Education4----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-1425-7
Curriculum and Instruction-20425-0
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other----0
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement-62-16
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1028-1
Elementary Education and Teaching112----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0----
Foreign Language Teacher Education0----
Health Teacher Education151-4--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0----
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching26----
Mathematics Teacher Education0----
Music Teacher Education7----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----0
Secondary Education and Teaching23--0-
Social Studies Teacher Education0----
Special Education and Teaching, General31497-2
Category total35528391026
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering954413--
Agricultural Engineering741---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-07--
Chemical Engineering6137--
Civil Engineering, General1244319--
Computer Engineering, General43----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1285433--
Engineering, General-164d--39
Engineering, Other352010--
Materials Engineering2437--
Mechanical Engineering2504537--
Nuclear Engineering-02--
Systems Engineering-6---
Telecommunications Engineering-134---
Category total834517d135-39
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-21---
English Language and Literature, General260614--
Category total2602714--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Community Services16602--
Category total16602--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature16----
Chinese Language and Literature16----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General83---
Comparative Literature--0--
French Language and Literature1522--
German Language and Literature1001--
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics7----
Italian Language and Literature0----
Japanese Language and Literature20----
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other-04-0
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General10----
Russian Language and Literature16----
Spanish Language and Literature4515--
Category total185614-0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General61-0--
Health Services Administration-62--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-8---
Maternal and Child Health--1--
Pre-Dentistry Studies0----
Pre-Veterinary Studies2----
Public Health, General-24--1
Public Health, Other25----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-19---
Veterinary Medicine--25--
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-43--
Category total886136-1
History, General1951615--
Category total1951615--
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies0----
Category total0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1----
Category total1----
Library Science
Library and Information Science-1452--
Library Science, Other-0---
Category total-1452--
Mathematics and Statistics
Analysis and Functional Analysis----0
Applied Mathematics, General-101300
Computational Mathematics----2
Mathematics, General12099--
Statistics, General-1010-9
Category total1202932011
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-1111--
Human Computer Interaction-6---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other13107-041
Museology/Museum Studies----2
Science, Technology and Society-11---
Category total1313511043
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science4974--
Land Use Planning and Management/Development-20---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General0----
Category total49274--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science25545--
Category total25545--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies102--0
Category total4949-0
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General059--
Chemical Physics-36--
Chemistry, General37319--
Geology/Earth Science, General834--
Physical Sciences22----
Physics, General581230--
Category total1383371--
Educational Psychology-1018-0
Psychology, General3301717--
Psychology, Other---0-
Category total330273500
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-1979-25
Category total-1979-25
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies----2
Economics, General344314--
Political Science and Government, General3172213--
Social Sciences, General----13
Urban Studies/Affairs-29---
Category total1,2549052-15
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2947--
Dance, General155---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General50----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-7---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0----
Fine/Studio Arts, General952---
Music Performance, General29----
Music, General74120--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-10--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-5---
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism-16--
Category total2256633--
Grand total7,2142,68672670168
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined108
Field Hockey26
Track and Field, Outdoor20
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/1/1977 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship12/1/2000 -  Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2000 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/16/1953 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/1/1963 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/28/1984 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs11/1/1984 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs4/10/1972 - 8/1/2002Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs4/10/1972 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology8/1/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/6/2009 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/2/2001 - 6/19/2010Resigned
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health6/19/2010 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1966 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs3/1/2003 - 1/26/2009Resigned
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession222
Drug law violations14617082
Liquor law violations1184723
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations766950
Liquor law violations2857
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible949
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault940
Motor vehicle theft463722
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible538
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault220
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate2.8%4.2%3.5%
Number in default144202155
Number in repayment5,0044,7214,380
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