University Of Maryland Baltimore County

University Of Maryland Baltimore County

The University of Maryland Baltimore County, also referred to as UMBC, is a public coeducational research university. It is located in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, within the community of Cantonsville. The school was established in the year 1966. It grants admission to over 8,000 students every year. The school offers degree courses in mathematics, science, fine arts, computer science and engineering, and liberal arts.

University of Maryland Baltimore County's sports teams are known as the UMBC Retrievers. The school's official mascot goes by the name of 'True Grit'. It is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever which is the state dog of Maryland. The students are offered sports programs in track and field, basketball, and baseball. Various club sports such as ice hockey, sky diving, sailing, tennis, rowing, and martial arts are also sponsored by the university.

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University of Maryland-Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore , MD 21250
General Phone: (410) 455-1000

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UM Baltimore County Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts656American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, English, ancient civilizations, diversity studies, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, ...
Computer Science and Engineering533information science, computer science, computer services management, computer engineering
Science318biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, marine biology, chemistry, ...
Therapy and Counseling263psychology, child psychology, psychology courses
Education and Teaching209education, curriculum and instruction, instructional media design, science teaching
Engineering166chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering
Family and Social Work109public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Fine Arts83fine arts studies
Mathematics50mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Medicine48gerontology, neuroscience, health professions
Business and Management40electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, finance, labor relations, CIO training, business and related services
Conservation and Resource Management28environmental studies, environmental science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28EMT paramedic
Drama and Performing Arts24dance, drama, acting
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy
Music11music, various music studies
Media10mass communication
Design4design and applied arts
Art Studies2visual and performing arts
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Number of programs and degrees for UM Baltimore County in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,84440
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years12113
Postbaccalaureate certificate9218
Master's degree44927
Doctor's degree9322

UM Baltimore County Student Body

In 2007-2008, UM Baltimore County had a total enrollment of 12,041 students (10,146 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 15%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 18%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 25%
22-24 22%
25-29 14%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New York1%
New Jersey1%
State unknown1%

UM Baltimore County Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 50 %

UM Baltimore County Room and Board (2007)

UM Baltimore County offers campus housing for 3,858 of its 10,146 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Baltimore, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UM Baltimore County Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520630
SAT Math560670
SAT Writing520630
ACT Verbal2126
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UM Baltimore County Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,780
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,512
Room and board $ 8,960
Room charge $ 5,500
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,460
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,320

Financial Aid:
UM Baltimore County participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 210500)

UM Baltimore County Faculty

UM Baltimore County has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3456
Non-tenured and not on tenure track213128

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year28$180,36410$147,890
Associate professorcalendar year12$92,49518$99,071
Assistant professorcalendar year7$81,4841*
Instructorcalendar year1*4$72,360
Lecturercalendar year4$64,1721*
All faculty totalcalendar year52$135,46134$108,374

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year86$107,02114$103,451
Associate professoracademic year78$81,38146$76,565
Assistant professoracademic year33$68,85866$65,738
Instructoracademic year2*5$48,710
Lectureracademic year26$56,65941$51,209
All faculty totalacademic year225$86,210172$67,745

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UM Baltimore County Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball America East
Baseball America East
Track America East

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6697163

UM Baltimore County Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Finance, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
Labor and Industrial Relations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Developmental and Child Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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UM Baltimore County Highlights

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What Sets UM Baltimore County Apart:

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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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% of degrees in science
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% of degrees in mathematics
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% of degrees in fine arts
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 15%UM Baltimore County Student SAT scores
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Top 16%UM Baltimore County Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 17%UM Baltimore County Male % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 19%UM Baltimore County % of degrees in liberal arts

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