The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a member of the University System of Maryland and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

UMBC is known for its programs that allow students to focus their education on intense study in the arts, information technology, engineering, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

The National Science Foundation awarded UMBC a $2.9 million grant in 2006 to establish an innovative interdisciplinary doctoral training program in “Water in the Urban Environment”.

UMBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the Accrediting Board for Engineering Technology, Inc.; the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Ratings and Rankings:

- University of Maryland, Baltimore County is ranked 157th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2012).

- In the U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges Guide 2010, it is rated 1st among up-and-coming national universities—“schools everyone should be watching”; 4th in undergraduate teaching at national universities (the highest-ranked public university in the category). It also joined Cal Tech, Duke University, Williams College, MIT and others in an unranked list of schools that give students outstanding opportunities for undergraduate research and creative projects.

- It was included in Kiplinger's Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges 2009-10”, a ranking based on academic quality and affordable education.

- The Princeton Review included UMBC in its “Best Value Colleges for 2009” list.

-  According to the National Science Foundation, it is among the top three Ph.D-granting universities in the United States in the production of IT degrees at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. It ranks 2nd nationally in degrees awarded by colleges that grant bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in the computing sciences.

- The 2003 Kaplan/Newsweek How to Get Into College guide featured UMBC as one of “America's Hot Schools”.

- Placed among the top 100 national public universities ranked in the 2001 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges.

* Next: University of Maryland College Park

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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