Facts and Figures

Location: College Park, Maryland
Year Founded: 1856
Nearest Major City: Washington, D.C., 8 miles/13 kilometers from campus
Campus Size: 5 square kilometers
Colleges: 12
Number of Faculty: 4,646 (as of Fall 2017)
 - Tenured/Tenure-Track: 1,489 (as of Fall 2017)
 - Nobel Laureates: 3
 - Pulitzer Prize Winners: 6
 - Members of the National Academies: 60
Fall 2017 graduate student enrollment: 10,653
Fall 2017 undergraduate enrollment: 29,868
 - 75.7% Maryland residents
 - 24.3% Non-Maryland residents
 - 43.3% Minority
 - 116 countries represented
Degree Programs: 90+ Undergraduate and 190 Graduate

Research Awards in FY 2018: $545,314,107 


  • No. 22 among public universities and No. 15 for most innovative schools by the U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 2017)
  • No. 13 among public universities by Forbes (July 2017)
  • No. 8 and No. 10 "Best Value" for in-state students and out-of-state students, respectively, by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (Dec. 2016)
  • Undergraduate programs ranked 8th overall and 4th overall among public schools by Princeton Review's Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs 2018 (Nov. 2017)
  • A top 20 "Green College" by The Princeton Review (Aug. 2016)
  • UMD is ranked 4th in federal research expenditures among all U.S. universities without a medical school
    Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • UMD publishes over 4,700 academic articles a year, ranking No. 6 for most research articles among all U.S. public universities
    Sources: Web of Science and 2016 Nature Index

Research Awards FY 2018

  • Total Research Awards: $545,314,107  

Award Activity FY2007-2017

Awards by Sponsor FY2017

Awards by College FY2017



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Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541

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Did You Know

UMD's Discovery District was recently named the nation's top university research park by the Association of University Research Parks.