About Us

We’re an “up-and-coming” national university that offers an impressive mix of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs.

  • U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide recently ranked UMBC in the #1 “up-and-coming national universities.” 
  • UMBC has a residential campus and offers undergraduates over fifty majors in the physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, information technology, humanities and visual and performing arts.
  • UMBC's Graduate School offers master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs in education, engineering, imaging and digital arts, instructional systems development, information technology, gerontology, life sciences, psychology, public policy and other areas.

UMBC is certified as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency.