UMD Named a Top 20 Public University by U.S. News & World Report

UMD Named a Top 20 Public University by U.S. News & World Report

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The University of Maryland has ranked No. 20 among national public universities in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. This is the 14th year that the university has been ranked in the top 20. Additionally, UMD ranked No. 60 in the national rankings list. 

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on several key measures of quality, including assessment of excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving. UMD excelled in several factors that led to the No. 20 ranking. UMD continues to have one of the highest 6-year graduation rates among public universities in the country, which led to high graduation and retention rankings. In addition, UMD’s rank in student selectivity rose, with 70 percent of incoming freshman graduating in the top 10 percent of their high school class. 

"The excellence and achievement of our faculty, staff, and students are unsurpassed in our history, and a source of deep pride," said University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh. "That is what counts the most."

UMD also ranked No. 25 overall for Most Innovative Schools, a ranking which highlights universities that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. The rankings were based on a survey of college presidents, admissions deans and provosts.

Furthermore, the Robert H. Smith School of Business improved to No. 19 nationally, with two programs ranked in the top 20, including management information systems at No. 10 and supply chain management at No. 11. The A. James Clark School of Engineering ranked No. 24 nationally, withaerospace engineering ranking No. 8 and mechanical engineering ranking No. 16

UMD was also named a Best Learning Community for its living-learning programs and improved to No. 36 nationally among Best Colleges for Veterans

The full U.S. News & World Report rankings are available here.

September 13, 2016


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