The entire University of Maryland campus in Baltimore County is built around a green field and a community garden. The campus is big, requiring lots of fast walking to allow you to get to each class on time. You’ll be able to live on campus as a freshman student. There’ll be plenty of time to live off-campus later in your college career.
Overview of University of Maryland–Baltimore County
The total student enrollment is a little over 13,600, making it a small to medium size campus. The student-to-faculty ratio is a bit high at 17 to 1, which is relatively comfortable, but you might need to make an appointment to meet with your professors rather than catching up with them after class.
Depending on what you want to achieve during your college years, you can keep your options open. ROTC (Air Force, Army, and Navy) are present on-campus and, if you want to study abroad, that’s also an option once you are well-established in your classes.
Living in Baltimore County, you are in the middle of a large suburb. You’ll be able to find plenty of activities and eateries to enjoy throughout your college years.
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||17:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Considered But Not Required|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||February 1|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Some colleges and universities are more expensive than others. The University of Maryland - Baltimore County isn’t particularly expensive. Still, the total price in a recent academic year was $29,030. Once your financial aid has paid for a big chunk of this bill, you’re left with the average net price, which, during the same year, this was $17,094. Still, you may still not have to pay this full amount, depending on your parents’ annual income (since that’s how your eligibility for financial aid is determined). Families earning less than $30,000 only pay around $10,820, families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $20,614, and families that earn more than $110,001 pay around $24,529.
Roughly 90% of a recent freshman class qualified for financial aid. About 81% received an average of $8,901 in federal aid and about 75% received $6,891 in institutional grants and scholarships.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$8,901|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||90%|
|Room & Board||$12,350|
- Tuition In-State - $12,028
- Tuition Out-of-State - $27,662
- Books and Supplies - $1,600
- Room & Board - $12,350
- Other - $3,052
You may or may not already have a chosen major. You’ll have time to decide, but you might be interested to know that the most popular degree programs available at the University of Maryland are computer and information sciences and support services, biological and biomedical sciences, psychology, social sciences, and engineering.
You may wonder at some point if you’ve made a mistake going to college. You haven’t—you were accepted on the strength of your academic history and who you are. If you do decide to return for your second year, you’ll be one of the 87% of students who also return; this is the retention rate.
The 4-year graduation rate is 42% and the 6-year graduation rate is 70%. Students and families use these ratings to choose a university or keep looking. Though the 4-year rate is somewhat below the average national rate, the 6-year rate is actually above it and it’s becoming more and more the norm for students to take six years to finish a college degree rather than four years.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Computer Information Science Majors||559 Total Graduates / 21%|
|Information Science/Studies||265 Graduates|
|Computer Science||201 Graduates|
|Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other||93 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||398 Total Graduates / 15%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||344 Graduates|
|Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||45 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||302 Total Graduates / 11%|
|Psychology, General||302 Graduates|
|All Social Sciences Majors||271 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Economics, General||144 Graduates|
|Political Science and Government, General||79 Graduates|
|All Engineering Majors||263 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Mechanical Engineering||143 Graduates|
|Chemical Engineering||64 Graduates|
|Computer Engineering, General||56 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||33%|
Outcome & Salary
Once you graduate and get ready to start a job, you should be able to feel comfortable that you’re going to earn a pretty good salary. Graduate’s early-career salaries average $59,500 and their mid-career salaries are around $110,100.
Your cost of education for all four years will average around $68,376 and this number is important to help determine your projected return on investment (ROI). A graduate’s 10-year salary earnings potential is $725,760 and their 20-year earnings potential is $1,826,760. Once you deduct the cost of education, their 10-year projected ROI is $657,384 and their 20-year projected ROI is $1,758,384.
You can look at the salary of a high school graduate and compare; their national average salary is $38,792, their 10-year projected income is $387,920, and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$59,500|
|College Grads Average Salary||$72,576|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$110,100|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$725,760|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,826,760|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$68,376|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$657,384|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,758,384|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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