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IPEDS ID: 163204
OPE ID: 01164400
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University of Maryland-University College
3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, Maryland 20783-8010
General information:  (301) 985-7000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  39,557 (26,740 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
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
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2142,393
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-211
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$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$17,820$17,820$17,820$17,8200.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$28,210$28,598$28,814$28,737-0.3%
Off Campus with Family$10,390$10,778$10,994$10,917-0.7%
Off Campus$34,498$34,718$34,766$34,521-0.7%
Off Campus with Family$16,678$16,898$16,946$16,701-1.4%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$8,244
In-state fees$270
Out-of-state tuition$11,862
Out-of-state fees$270
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 aid112877%————
Grant or scholarship aid11167%$417,089$3,758
Federal grants10161%$322,875$3,197
Pell grants10060%$317,875$3,179
Other federal grants74%$5,000$714
State/local government grant or scholarships2414%$74,289$3,095
Institutional grants or scholarships1911%$19,925$1,049
Student loan aid10362%$739,386$7,179
Federal student loans10362%$737,000$7,155
Other student loans(*)1%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,97446%$108,516,052$8,364
Pell grants6,75924%$18,942,319$2,803
Federal student loans8,56130%$73,738,676$8,613
  • 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$12,699$10,913$9,489
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$12,064$10,489$9,358
$30,001 – $48,000
$48,001 – $75,000
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more
  • 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 enrollment39,557
Undergraduate enrollment26,740
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,738
Graduate enrollment12,817
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 22%
Part-time: 78%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 42%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 17%
25 and over: 83%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 61%
Out-of-state: 37%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 2%
Part-time: 98%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 83%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 92%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 1%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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: 36%
Part-time students: 16%
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, 2 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: 3%
Transfer-out rate: 25%
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: 7%
6-year: 10%
8-year: 17%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 1%
6-year: 3%
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: 3%
Female: 3%
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: 0%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
White: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
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 byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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
Asian Studies/Civilization-16d----
Women's Studies----1d-
Category total-16d--1d-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-15d--0d-
Category total-15d122d-0d11d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Finance--110d---
Accounting and Related Services, Other--35d-13d3d
Business Administration and Management, General-1,043d2,214d-75d24d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-1d0d--0d
Business/Commerce, General---80d--
Business/Corporate Communications----5d-
Customer Service Management----0d-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce--2d--0d
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other----8d15d
Finance, General-74d----
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other-----7d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-175d--85d67d
Information Resources Management-----13d
International Business/Trade/Commerce-31d45d--6d
International Marketing-----4d
Management Information Systems, General--5d-11d9d
Management Science----6d65d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-58d---0d
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-----9d
Operations Management and Supervision--116d--53d
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management-----30d
Category total-1,690d2,527d80d261d316d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General-0d----
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design----2d-
Category total-0d--2d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-----1d
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-150d----
Category total-150d---1d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-----0d
Computer and Information Sciences, General-286d--6d0d
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-252d408d-31d274d
Computer Graphics----3d-
Computer Programming, Specific Applications----20d-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--3d-24d-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--9d--6d
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General----0d-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration----10d-
Information Science/Studies-428d512d-37d75d
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design----8d-
Category total-966d932d-139d355d
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other--22d--37d
Educational/Instructional Technology--53d--11d
Secondary Education and Teaching--38d---
Category total--113d--48d
Computer Software Engineering-----3d
Systems Engineering-----6d
Category total-----9d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-98d----
Category total-98d----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General----9d-
Category total----9d-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other----3d-
Spanish Language and Literature----5d-
Category total----8d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Environmental Health--94d-4d10d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-----13d
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management--130d---
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician----26d-
Category total--224d-30d23d
History, General-94d----
Category total-94d----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-----9d
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-236d--31d-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism--0d---
Fire Services Administration-23d--1d-
Forensic Science and Technology-54d----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other----1d-
Category total-313d0d-33d9d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal----43d-
Legal Studies, General-103d----
Category total-103d--43d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other472d43d----
Category total472d43d----
Library Science
Library Science, Other-----4d
Category total-----4d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies----8d-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-45d--1d-
Category total-59d--9d-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other-----0d
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-74d----
Category total-74d---0d
Psychology, General-330d----
Category total-330d----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-21d----
Category total-21d----
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-53d----
Political Science and Government, Other----3d-
Social Sciences, General-134d--22d-
Category total-187d--25d-
Grand total4724,1593,91880560776
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1946 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations011
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • 2012 Sex offense occurred within the hotel section of the Adelphi campus.
  • 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 rate9.0%10.6%5.8%
Number in default742741329
Number in repayment8,1976,9695,609
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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