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University of Maryland Eastern Shore Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Maryland Eastern Shore Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore was awarded 81 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is civil engineering technology/technician.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UMES is ranked #1,821 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 39 colleges in Maryland, UMES is ranked at #32.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMES?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a competitive 62%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to UMES submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 510. Math scores were between 410 and 500.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore  ( 430 to 510 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore  ( 410 to 500 )
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800
UMES received ACT scores from 6% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 19.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Maryland Eastern Shore  ( 16 to 19 )
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University of Maryland Eastern Shore Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At UMES, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Maryland Eastern Shore is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Maryland Eastern Shore enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UMES is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100
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100

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,069 undergraduates at UMES with 1,860 being full-time and 209 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Maryland Eastern Shore Cost?

The overall average net price of UMES is $16,980. 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 UMES

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,973 $15,035 $19,076 $21,481 $21,399

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 UMES, 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 UMES, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,246 a year. That adds up to $24,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMES is 14.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UMES Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UMES make about $36,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 8% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public institution situated in Princess Anne, Maryland. Princess Anne is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for UMES are given below.

Contact Details
Address: J.T. Williams Hall, Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299
Phone: 410-651-2200
Website: www.umes.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/umesnews
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umesnews

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Of these students, 516 received undergraduate degrees and 153 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
Criminal Justice & Corrections 68 $29,685
Sociology 47 $27,618
General Biology 46 $31,305
General Family & Consumer Sciences 36 $28,816
Health & Physical Education 35 $26,519
Hospitality Management 32 $38,829
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 24 $29,902
Computer Information Systems 22 $45,529
Business Administration & Management 21 $39,369
General Engineering 19 NA

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

Online Learning at UMES

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 2019-2020, 1,097 students took at least one online class at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. This is a decrease from the 1,114 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,097 77
2018-2019 1,114 86
2017-2018 1,220 93
2016-2017 1,334 73
2015-2016 1,303 56

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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