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About the University

Welcome to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) founded in 1807 along a ridge in what was then called Baltimore Town. Today, this 71-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor. UMB is Maryland's only public health, law, and human services university. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, graduate nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.Under the leadership of President Jay A. Perman, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s Westside. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.Sponsored research totaled $529.1 million in Fiscal Year 2012. With 6,368 students and 6,875 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $15 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the state’s public health, law, and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work, and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning, and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the city, state, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.


The University will excel as a pre-eminent institution in its missions to educate professionals, conduct research that addresses real-world issues affecting the human condition, provide excellent clinical care and practice, and serve the public with dedication to improve health, justice, and the public good. The University will become a dominant economic leader of the region through innovation, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and interdisciplinary and interprofessional teamwork. The University will extend its reach with hallmark local and global initiatives that positively transform lives and our economy. The University will be a beacon to the world as an environment for learning and discovery that is rich in diversity and inclusion. The University’s pillars of professionalism are civility, accountability, transparency, and efficiency. The University will be a vibrant community where students, faculty, staff, visitors, and neighbors are engaged intellectually, culturally, and socially.

Core Values

The University is committed to being responsible and transparent.

The university expects interactions to be professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous.

The University promotes teamwork that fosters insightful and excellent solutions and advancement.

The University is committed to a culture that is enriched by diversity, in the broadest sense, in its thoughts, actions, and leadership.

The University is guided by a constant pursuit of excellence.

The University's industry is to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge.

The University continuously strives to be a leader and to develop leaders.

Campus Data

University Facts at a Glance

Go to the Office of Institutional Research and Accountability for complete campus facts.

Equal Opportunity

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train, and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

To see Dr. Perman’s complete statement on equal opportunity and affirmative action, click here.


Facts about the University of Maryland, Baltimore, including its history, leadership, degree programs, school rankings, and the economic impact the campus has on the state of Maryland.

Degrees at UMB

  • Degree programs: 46
  • Degrees awarded: 2,134 (FY 2012)

The University offers the following degrees:

  • Six professional practice doctorate degrees
  • Fourteen research and scholarship doctorate degrees
  • Fourteen Master's degrees
  • Three Bachelor's degrees
  • Nine Certificates

Economic Impact (FY 2012)
UMB yields more than $15 in economic activity for each $1 of state general fund appropriation.

Employment (Fall 2012)

  • Faculty 2,728
  • Executive/Professional 2,377
  • Support Personnel 1,770

Total Regular Employees 6,875

  • Student Employees 873

Total Employees 7.748

See the Office of Institutional Research and Accountability for more data.

Sources of University funding and how it is spent.

Sources and Uses of Funds
FY 2012 Actual

Sources of Funds Amount % of Total
State Appropriations $185,039,951 18.8%
Tuition and Fees $112,339,806 11.4%
Hospital Contract $104,428,364 10.6%
Grants and Contracts $434,781,642 44.2%
Physician and Dental Service Plans $112,609,955 11.5%
Auxiliary Services and Other $34,284,115 3.5%
Total $983,259,466 100%


Uses of Funds Amount % of Total
Instruction and Academic Support $262,012,075 26.6%
Research/Service Grants and Contracts $540,843,906 55.0%
Administration/Plant Operations $132,060,640 13.4%
Student Services $28,808,426 2.0%
Auxiliary Enterprises $28,808,426 2.9%
Total $983,259,466 100%

See the Office of Institutional Research and Planning for more data.

Read about our students, faculty members, and staff making news on and off campus.

See our campus leadership from the president, vice presidents, and deans and the Board of Trustees.

Research is one of the cornerstones of the University's mission. All seven schools conduct research that helps shape patient care and policy on a national, state, and local level. From medical imaging and drug purity to environmental law and schizophrenia, UMB faculty members are respected leaders in their research communities.

Student Enrollment (Fall 2012)

  • Total 6,368
  • Full-time 5,103 (80%)
  • Part-time 1,265 (20%)
  • Male 1,896 (30%)
  • Female 4,472 (70%)

See also Student Enrollment at the Office of Institutional Research and Accountability

School Rankings

  • The School of Dentistry ranks 5th nationally in NIH research funding (FY 2012 publics). There is no national organization that ranks dental schools.
  • The Francis King Carey School of Law is ranked 19th among publics nationally by U.S.News & World Report (2013), and three of its specialty programs (health law, environmental law, and clinical training) are in the top six. The part-time law program is ranked 3rd among publics by U.S.News.
  • The School of Medicine ranks sixth in sponsored research among publics (Association of American Medical Colleges, FY 2011).
  • The School of Nursing has four of its specialty areas ranked in the top 10  (health services leadership and management, psychiatric and mental health nursing, adult and gerontological nurse practitioner, and family nurse practitioner) in U.S.News & World Report (2013).
  • The School of Pharmacy is ranked 17th nationally by U.S.News (2013).
  • The School of Social Work is ranked 16th nationally by U.S.News (2013). For the last 10 years, the School's faculty publishing rate places it in the top 10 schools in the country in terms of the number of articles published in scholarly journals.