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.
In terms of funding, UMBC is among the fastest-growing research universities. The University's total research funding has grown to over $91 million (FY11 NSF HERD), up from $36 million in 1996.UMBC Department & Faculty Listing