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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.

General Information


School Type Public
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 17:1
Graduation Rate 71%
Year Founded 1966

Student Enrollment


Total Students13,602

Undergraduate
11,060
Graduate
2,542

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Admissions


APPLICATIONS11,842

Male 5,567
Female 6,275

ACCEPTANCE7,224

Male 3,563
Female 3,640

Acceptance Rate61%

Male 64%
Female 58%

Enrollment 1,734

Male 984
Female 750
Admissions
Application Fee $75
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered But Not Required
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT 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
Net Price $17,094
Average Total Aid $8,901
Students Receiving Financial Aid 90%
Room & Board $12,350

Sticker Price


  • Tuition In-State - $12,028
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $27,662
  • Books and Supplies - $1,600
  • Room & Board - $12,350
  • Other - $3,052

Academics


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


Student Population 13,602

Undergraduate
11,060
Graduate
2,542
Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

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
Bioinformatics 9 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
Sociology 34 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 $37,960, their 10-year projected income is $379,600, and their 20-year projected income is $759,200.

Graduates Salary
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 Colleage Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $37,960
10 Year Projected Income $379,600
20 Year Projected Income $759,200