Research & Scholarship at UMBC

UMBC Research Fast Facts

UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (High Research Activity).

UMBC ranks eighth among U.S. universities in NASA funding, according to the NSF HERD Survey of FY11 (the most recent year for which data is available). 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.

UMBC is among the fastest-growing research universities in research funding. The University's total grown to over $91 million (FY11 NSF HERD), 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

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