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 and Staff:  14,000
 - Nobel Laureates: 2
 - Pulitzer Prize Winners: 3
 - Members of the National Academies: 60
Graduate Student Enrollment: 11,000
Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 30,000
 - 75.7% Maryland residents
 - 24.3% Non-Maryland residents
 - 43.3% Minority
 - 116 countries represented
Total Number of Students: 41,000
Number of Academic Programs: 250
Number of Alumni: 352,000


  • No. 22 among public universities and No. 15 for most innovative schools by the U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 13 among public universities by Forbes
  • No. 10 and No. 16 "Best Value" for in-state students and out-of-state students, respectively, by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Undergraduate programs ranked 7th overall and 3rd among public schools by Princeton Review's Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs
  • A top 20 "Green College" by The Princeton Review
  • UMD is ranked #1 in the nation for its Criminology, Counseling and Personnel Services, and African American Studies in the U.S. News & World Report Graduate Rankings

Research Awards FY 2019

  • Total Research Awards: $570,000,000 

See Historical Data on Sponsored Research Awards and Expenditures



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Rob Briskman, co-founder of Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, is an alumnus of UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering.