University of Maryland Recognized as a Top Public Institution in 2017 College Scorecard

University of Maryland Recognized as a Top Public Institution in 2017 College Scorecard

The University of Maryland was recognized as a top university for producing graduates and high incomes after attending in the new College Scorecard from the U.S. Department of Education. UMD students graduate at a rate of 86 percent, and earn over 80 percent more than the national average in salary.

The updated College Scorecard allows students, families, and their advisers to compare colleges and universities using accessible, and reliable national data on cost, graduation rate, debt, and post-college earnings.

Among institutions with more than 15,000 students, UMD received high marks for its overall value, with emphasis on a below average annual cost. The University of Maryland's College Scorecard profile also notes that:

  • UMD's graduation rate is 40 percent higher and retention rate is nearly 30 percent higher than the national average
  • 79% of UMD students earned, on average, more than those with only a high school diploma, and;
  • The percent of students who have repaid at least $1 of the principal balance on their federal loans within 3 years of leaving school is 34 percent higher than the national average

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the College Scorecard is designed to increase transparency, and allow students and families to compare how well individual postsecondary institutions are preparing their students to be successful.

October 13, 2017


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

UMD Leads New $25M NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

New Discovery Offers a Glimpse of Our Solar System’s Potential Fate when the Sun Dies

Pratyush Tiwary Receives $1.9M Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Precisely Targeted Medications

Research Team Taps AI for Better Cardio Care

Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science Receives Renewed Federal Funding from NIST

Scott Juntti Receives $1.9M Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award to Understand How Biology Influences Behavior

Increasing LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals

UMD Forensic Expert, Team Might Have Identified the ‘Zodiac’ Serial Killer

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts

Connect

social iconstwitterlinkedinrssYouTube
Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541
© Copyright 2021 University of Maryland

Did You Know

UMD is the largest university in the national capital region, with the most highly ranked programs, awarding the largest number of degrees.