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University of Maryland - Baltimore Overview

University of Maryland - Baltimore is a public institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Maryland - Baltimore Known For?

438 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at UMB may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 7 to 1.
  • Students at UMB have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UMB is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UMB makes roughly $89,700 a year. This is 120% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore Rankings

UMB is ranked #92 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 30 schools in Maryland.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UMB has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#19 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#256 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMB.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Mental & Social Health Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Health Sciences & Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Public Administration & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMB has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Highest Paid Dental Support Services Graduates College Factual
#47 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is University of Maryland - Baltimore?

Location of University of Maryland - Baltimore

Contact details for UMB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 620 West Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201-1627
Phone: 410-706-3100
Website: www.umaryland.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Maryland-Baltimore/53789299214
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMBnews

How Do I Get Into UMB?

You can apply to UMB online at: www.umaryland.edu/admissions/admissions-by-school/

Can I Afford University of Maryland - Baltimore?

1.0% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at UMB is 1.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Maryland - Baltimore Undergraduate Student Diversity

695 Full-Time Undergraduates
85% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 878 undergraduate students at UMB, with 695 being full-time and 183 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMB

There are also 5,949 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 695 full-time undergraduates at UMB, 15% are male and 85% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMB

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maryland - Baltimore students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMB Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 133
Black or African American 123
Hispanic or Latino 66
White 312
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

Over 48 countries are represented at UMB. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Maryland - Baltimore

1,070 Took All Classes Online
2,131 Took At Least One Class Online
14.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,131 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMB has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMB

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland - Baltimore was 14.6%. This is the #1,092 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMB regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMB majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 17%
Health Professions 7%
Mental & Social Health Services 62%
Nursing 4%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11%
Philosophy 25%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 25%
Public Health 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMB ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMB.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Philosophy #6
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #7
Health Sciences & Services #20
Mental & Social Health Services #22
Writing Studies #26
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #33
Allied Health Professions #34
Public Health #36
Philosophy & Religious Studies #36
English Language & Literature #42
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #72
Health & Medical Administrative Services #125
Business Administration & Management #333
Health Professions #362
Business, Management & Marketing #414

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Maryland - Baltimore Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 411 12 189 135 747
Social Work 0 0 468 5 473
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 3 38 165 206
Law 0 0 0 192 192
Medicine 0 0 0 163 163
Dentistry 0 0 0 130 130
Legal Research 0 0 68 0 68
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 64 64
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 55 0 0 55
Allied Health Professions 0 0 48 0 48
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 22 14 1 37
Public Health 0 3 23 0 26
Molecular Medicine 0 0 12 11 23
Dental Support Services 17 0 0 0 17
Mental & Social Health Services 0 7 9 0 16
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 1 7 7 15
Business Administration & Management 0 14 0 0 14
Health Sciences & Services 0 12 0 0 12
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 10 0 1 0 11
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 10 10
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 10 0 10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 9 0 0 9
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 2 6 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 5 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 5 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 4 4
Philosophy 0 4 0 0 4
Writing Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 438 145 894 898 2,375

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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