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University of Maryland - Baltimore County Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Maryland - Baltimore County ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Maryland - Baltimore County Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Maryland - Baltimore County was awarded 80 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is information science.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, UMBC is ranked #302 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UMBC is also ranked #6 out of 27 schools in Maryland.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMBC?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Maryland - Baltimore County you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to UMBC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 670. Math scores were between 590 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Maryland - Baltimore County  ( 550 to 670 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Maryland - Baltimore County  ( 590 to 690 )
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UMBC received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Maryland - Baltimore County  ( 24 to 29 )
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University of Maryland - Baltimore County Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, University of Maryland - Baltimore County is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Maryland - Baltimore County is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Maryland - Baltimore County has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UMBC have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100
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100

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Good Overall Diversity at UMBC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,234 undergraduates at UMBC with 9,543 being full-time and 1,691 being part-time.

UMBC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for UMBC is 77.46 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  77.46 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Maryland - Baltimore County Cost?

The overall average net price of UMBC is $20,539. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMBC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,217 $16,042 $20,721 $23,932 $24,173

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMBC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMBC, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $7,348 a year. That adds up to $29,392 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMBC is 4.0%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UMBC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UMBC make about $55,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UMBC students since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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Location of University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, University of Maryland - Baltimore County is a public institution. Baltimore is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Contact details for UMBC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-1000
Website: umbc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umbcpage
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umbc

University of Maryland - Baltimore County Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Of these students, 2,651 received undergraduate degrees and 759 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 330 $26,300
General Psychology 317 $28,200
Information Science 218 $59,800
Computer Science 182 $64,400
Economics 137 $45,900
Mechanical Engineering 115 $58,100
Social Work 106 $32,700
Other Health Professions 94 $35,300
Mathematics 92 $45,100
Information Technology 87 $39,200

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Maryland - Baltimore County along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMBC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,234 students took at least one online class at University of Maryland - Baltimore County. This is an increase from the 1,128 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,234 412
2016-2017 1,128 406
2015-2016 1,132 400
2014-2015 1,087 413
2013-2014 872 384

Learn more about online learning at University of Maryland - Baltimore County.

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