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IPEDS ID: 163268
OPE ID: 00210500
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University of Maryland-Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250
General information:  (410) 455-1000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  13,908 (11,136 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (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
Weekend/evening college
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 faculty641294
Research and public service13624
Total graduate assistants-601
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$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,960$10,287$10,866$10,716-1.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,290$11,290$11,290$12,54611.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$22,651$23,274$24,150$24,7622.5%
Off Campus$25,881$26,177$26,474$27,3503.3%
Off Campus with Family$14,591$14,887$15,184$14,804-2.5%
On Campus$32,588$33,677$35,211$36,3363.2%
Off Campus$35,818$36,580$37,535$38,9243.7%
Off Campus with Family$24,528$25,290$26,245$26,3780.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,540
In-state fees$2,142
Out-of-state tuition$15,804
Out-of-state fees$2,142
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
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 aid11,18577%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,01065%$8,148,362$8,068
Federal grants32421%$1,467,593$4,530
Pell grants32321%$1,411,481$4,370
Other federal grants1017%$56,112$556
State/local government grant or scholarships31020%$907,000$2,926
Institutional grants or scholarships77150%$5,773,769$7,489
Student loan aid60539%$4,253,542$7,031
Federal student loans59038%$3,194,548$5,414
Other student loans795%$1,058,994$13,405
  • 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 aid15,40949%$41,984,393$7,762
Pell grants2,95227%$12,214,177$4,138
Federal student loans4,65643%$32,986,605$7,085
  • 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$13,639$13,937$14,321
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$11,793$12,543$13,285
$30,001 – $48,000$13,709$15,144$14,727
$48,001 – $75,000$18,054$19,674$19,011
$75,001 – $110,000$20,336$21,061$21,043
$110,001 and more$20,716$21,068$21,654
  • 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 enrollment13,908
Undergraduate enrollment11,136
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,262
Graduate enrollment2,772
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 85%
Part-time: 15%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 20%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 85%
25 and over: 15%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%
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: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants9,7554,7345,021
Percent admitted63%66%60%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%30%23%
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 Reading540640
SAT Math570670
SAT Writing530640
ACT Composite2429
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: 87%
Part-time students: 69%
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, 56 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: 65%
Transfer-out rate: 22%
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:
4-year: 33%
6-year: 57%
8-year: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 60%
Female: 70%
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: 0%
Asian: 63%
Black or African American: 65%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 67%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 60%
Non-resident alien: 52%
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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2----
American/United States Studies/Civilization16--0-
Asian Studies/Civilization5--1-
Women's Studies8--00
Category total31--10
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology62----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General25567--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-0---
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology--5--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-01--
Molecular Biology-5---
Category total3211114-8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other636--10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other----0
Business/Managerial Economics---1-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce----0
Finance, General---0-
Information Resources Management----0
Labor and Industrial Relations---10-
Real Estate----0
Category total636-3810
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies53--7-
Category total53--7-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science1142712--
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other48--0-
Information Science/Studies147104d473-
Category total309131d1673-
Chemistry Teacher Education2----
Curriculum and Instruction-29d--74d
Education, General-51--0d
Educational/Instructional Technology----0
Mathematics Teacher Education----2
Physics Teacher Education0----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-25d---
Category total2105d--76d
Chemical Engineering33111--
Civil Engineering, General-13--
Computer Engineering, General2551--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-66--
Engineering, General0----
Mechanical Engineering81165-0
Systems Engineering-11--6
Category total1395016-6
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General74----
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-0---
Category total740---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General29--4-
Category total29--4-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)358d--3d
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other63----
Category total988d--3d
History, General819---
Category total819---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-91--
Mathematics, General48----
Statistics, General5126--
Category total53217--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization10----
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies-10---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other20646021
Category total30749021
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science30----
Environmental Studies24----
Category total54----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total140---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1636--
Physics, General1692--
Physics, Other-51--
Category total32179--
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other-198--
Developmental and Child Psychology-17--
Psychology, General280----
Category total2802015--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration---4-
Public Policy Analysis, General-118--
Social Work108----
Category total1081184-
Social Sciences
Economics, General1463---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---10-
Political Science and Government, General106----
Social Sciences, Other----7
Category total345301107
Visual and Performing Arts
Dance, General11----
Design and Applied Arts, Other-5---
Design and Visual Communications, General6----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General12----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other85----
Fine/Studio Arts, General31----
Music, General21----
Music, Other----0
Visual and Performing Arts, General0----
Category total1715--0
Grand total2,23052895137131
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined10286
Swimming and Diving3126
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1966 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/9/1990 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/2012 -  Accredited
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 schools3/20/1999 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession022
Drug law violations15155
Liquor law violations401
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations13144
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible164
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault012
Motor vehicle theft012
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible034
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault012
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 Year20102009
Default rate5.3%6.2%
Number in default99104
Number in repayment1,8581,654
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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