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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
Website:  www.umbc.edu
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:  13,839 (11,243 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Admissionswww.umbc.edu/undergraduate/
Apply Onlinewww.umbc.edu/undergraduate/apply_now/
Financial Aidwww.umbc.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorofas.umbc.edu/netprice/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.veterans.umbc.edu/
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.umbcretrievers.com/information/academiccenter/NCAA_Academic_Reports
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
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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, Navy, 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty667334
Instructional529298
Research and public service13836
Total graduate assistants-632
Instructional-543
Research-89
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$9,764$10,068$10,384$11,0066.0%
Out-of-state$20,825$21,642$22,682$23,7704.8%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,866$10,716$10,920$11,4544.9%
Other$2,320$2,778$2,816$2,8461.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,290$12,546$13,018$13,3102.2%
Other$4,220$3,536$3,588$3,6180.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,220$3,536$3,588$3,6180.8%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$24,150$24,762$25,320$26,5064.7%
Off Campus$26,474$27,350$28,190$29,1343.3%
Off Campus with Family$15,184$14,804$15,172$15,8244.3%
Out-of-state
On Campus$35,211$36,336$37,618$39,2704.4%
Off Campus$37,535$38,924$40,488$41,8983.5%
Off Campus with Family$26,245$26,378$27,470$28,5884.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$10,530
In-state fees$2,268
Out-of-state tuition$17,424
Out-of-state fees$2,268
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid11,19374%————
Grant or scholarship aid93558%$8,316,693$8,895
Federal grants34321%$1,619,731$4,722
Pell grants34321%$1,550,137$4,519
Other federal grants1449%$69,594$483
State/local government grant or scholarships33020%$1,181,313$3,580
Institutional grants or scholarships75947%$5,515,649$7,267
Student loan aid65040%$4,500,511$6,924
Federal student loans63940%$3,407,977$5,333
Other student loans825%$1,092,534$13,324
  • 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 aid15,76551%$46,537,257$8,072
Pell grants3,14828%$13,345,367$4,239
Federal student loans4,75042%$33,428,719$7,038
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$14,321$14,137$14,741
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$13,285$11,501$11,645
$30,001 – $48,000$14,727$13,971$14,545
$48,001 – $75,000$19,011$17,424$18,895
$75,001 – $110,000$21,043$20,352$21,910
$110,001 and more$21,654$21,603$22,611
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment13,839
Undergraduate enrollment11,243
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,228
Graduate enrollment2,596
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: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
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: 7%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,6295,0995,530
Percent admitted59%62%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%29%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,39690%
ACT39125%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Writing530630
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: 86%
Part-time students: 31%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 63%
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:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 65%
8-year: 68%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 57%
Female: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 65%
Black or African American: 68%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 58%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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 Studies20---
American/United States Studies/Civilization9--0-
Asian Studies/Civilization11--1-
Women's Studies11--01
Category total330-11
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-11--
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology73----
Bioinformatics4----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General32197--
Biotechnology----2
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology--2--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-01--
Molecular Biology-12---
Neuroscience-01--
Category total3982212-2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting---38-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other1439--3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other----0
Business/Managerial Economics---1-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce----0
Finance, General---3-
Labor and Industrial Relations---10-
Category total1439-523
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies71--2-
Category total71--2-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science135508--
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other64d--0-
Information Science/Studies170d159d6d40d-
Category total369d209d14d40d-
Education
Biology Teacher Education0----
Chemistry Teacher Education3----
Curriculum and Instruction-32d--81d
Education, General-84d--0d
Educational/Instructional Technology----0d
Mathematics Teacher Education----0
Physics Teacher Education0----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-26d---
Category total3142d--81d
Engineering
Chemical Engineering4424--
Civil Engineering, General-21--
Computer Engineering, General4281--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-35--
Mechanical Engineering94146-1
Systems Engineering-15--3
Category total1804417-4
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General54----
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-1---
Category total541---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General42--4-
Category total42--4-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)12d4d--1d
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other100----
Category total112d4d--1d
History
History, General607---
Category total607---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-53--
Mathematics, General76----
Statistics, General395--
Category total79148--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization7----
Gerontology-02-0
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies-12---
International/Global Studies8----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2011512144
Category total3512714144
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science32----
Environmental Studies21----
Category total53----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Ethics-0---
Philosophy6----
Category total60---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1244--
Physics, General1283--
Physics, Other-23--
Category total241410--
Psychology
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other-2110--
Developmental and Child Psychology-13--
Psychology, General309----
Category total3092213--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration---0-
Public Policy Analysis, General-149--
Social Work118----
Category total1181490-
Social Sciences
Anthropology17----
Economics, General1514---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---16-
Geography1663--
Political Science and Government, General88----
Social Sciences, Other----11
Sociology5118---
Category total3232831611
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting6----
Dance, General14----
Design and Applied Arts, Other-7---
Design and Visual Communications, General24----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General12----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other45----
Fine/Studio Arts, General26----
Music, General22----
Music, Other----0
Visual and Performing Arts, General0----
Category total1497--0
Grand total2,432694100116147
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 193
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 64
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 20
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 8
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,898
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,418
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,792
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,406
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 71%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined118118
Baseball33
Basketball1715
Lacrosse4630
Soccer2727
Softball23
Swimming and Diving4435
Tennis1311
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1966 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission 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
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
University of Maryland - Baltimore County Counseling Center
6/6/2014 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession220
Drug law violations5404
Liquor law violations128
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations4283
Liquor law violations028
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible44
Rape3
Fondling6
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery100
Aggravated assault210
Burglary5105
Motor vehicle theft201
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible43
Rape3
Fondling4
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault210
Burglary345
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.9%5.6%5.3%
Number in default10411099
Number in repayment2,0911,9321,858
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)