University Of Maryland Eastern Shore

University Of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, also referred to as UMES, is located in Princess Anne, Maryland, United States. The university was established in the year 1886 and is under the University System of Maryland. Originally, UMES was known as the Delaware Conference Academy. It gained university status in the year 1970. UMES offers degrees to students through its four academic divisions. These are:

  • Agriculture and Natural Sciences
  • Arts and Professions
  • Business and Technology
  • Graduate Studies

Notable alumni of UMES are Billy Thompson, former NFL player; Art Shell, former NFL player and coach; and James Duncan, former NFL player. The university's athletic teams are known as the Hawks. Male students participate in sports such as cross country, outdoor track, baseball, basketball, and tennis. Female student participate in sports such as bowling, softball, tennis, basketball, and volleyball.

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Contacting UM Eastern Shore

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
J.T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne , MD 21853-1299
General Phone: (410) 651-2200

UM Eastern Shore Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement87criminal justice and police, criminology
Liberal Arts63African-American studies, English, interdisciplinary studies, sociology
Business and Management63business management, accounting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy58exercise science, rehabilitation
Science50biology, ecology, marine biology, chemistry
Education and Teaching42special ed, school counseling, secondary teaching, business teaching, English teaching, industrial arts teaching, math teaching, music teaching
Family and Social Work39family and consumer science
Hospitality38hotel management
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science
Engineering Technician17civil engineering tech, engineering technician
Medical Support and Technology13physician assistant
Agricultural Science and Management11agriculture, agricultural management, food science
Therapy and Counseling5physical therapy
Transportation5aviation tech
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for UM Eastern Shore in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree44828
Master's degree749
Doctor's degree134

UM Eastern Shore Student Body

UM Eastern Shore is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, UM Eastern Shore had a total enrollment of 4,086 students (3,623 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 13%
Black 75%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 39%
20-21 26%
22-24 17%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 1%

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

New Jersey6%
Washington, DC5%
New York4%
(International Students)2%

UM Eastern Shore Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 53 %

UM Eastern Shore Room and Board (2007)

UM Eastern Shore offers campus housing for 2,100 of its 3,623 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

UM Eastern Shore Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370460
SAT Math360450
SAT Writing380460
ACT Verbal1118
ACT Math1517
ACT Composite1417

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UM Eastern Shore Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,042
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,830
Room and board $ 6,800
Room charge $ 3,780
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,100
Books and supplies $ 1,800
Other expenses $ 3,800

Financial Aid:
UM Eastern Shore participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 210600)

UM Eastern Shore Faculty

UM Eastern Shore has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2317
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3937

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$99,2026$95,114
Associate professorcalendar year6$97,3944$89,759
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
Lecturercalendar year3$68,2636$68,105
All faculty totalcalendar year21$90,72517$82,113

*: 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 year16$82,3852*
Associate professoracademic year20$68,67318$65,859
Assistant professoracademic year18$66,60510$56,727
Instructoracademic year2*0*
Lectureracademic year22$53,59727$42,960
All faculty totalacademic year78$66,58157$53,505

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

UM Eastern Shore Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Baseball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Track Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports066

UM Eastern Shore Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
English Language and Literature, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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What Sets UM Eastern Shore Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%UM Eastern Shore % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%UM Eastern Shore % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%UM Eastern Shore Dorm rooms per full-time student
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%UM Eastern Shore Minority % of student body
% of degrees in hospitality
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%UM Eastern Shore % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%UM Eastern Shore % of degrees in science
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%UM Eastern Shore Number of students
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%UM Eastern Shore % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 20%UM Eastern Shore Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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