UMBC Research Fast Facts
UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (High Research Activity).
UMBC is ranked among the Top 20 US universities in NASA funding. The university’s NASA-funded centers are the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, the Goddard Planetary Heliophysics Institute (GPHI) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST).
UMBC is among the fastest-growing research universities in research funding. UMBC's annual research expenditures in fiscal year 2013 were $71.2 million, up from $36 million in 1996. UMBC consistently ranks in the top 200 in research and development expenditures.
UMBC is one of the nation's top 100 public universities, according to Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.
UMBC is one of eight US Universities listed among “100 International Universities under 50,” as compiled by Times Higher Education in the UK.