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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:  14,505

  • Nobel Laureates: 2
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners: 4
  • Members of the National Academies: 58

Graduate Student Enrollment: 9,834

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 30,875

  • 75.7% Maryland residents
  • 24.3% Non-Maryland residents
  • 45.8% Minority
  • 116 countries represented

Total Number of Students: 40,709

Number of Academic Programs: 301

Number of Alumni: 405,000

Warm bright day at the end of ODK fountain looking up towards McKeldin Library, Students sit and benches and on the grass studying and enjoying the day

#10
Among Public Institutions for Research & Development Spending
$1.1B
Combined Research Expenditures in FY20
#16
Overall in NSF Higher Education R&D Survey
#19
among public universities by the U.S. News & World Report
#11
among public universities by Forbes' Top Public Colleges
#10
"Best Value" for in-state students by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
#16
for out-of-state students by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
#7
overall among schools in The Princeton Review's “Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs”
#3
among public schools in The Princeton Review's “Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs”
#1
for Criminology and for Counseling and Personnel Services in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate program rankings
#2
for African American history in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate program rankings

Research Awards

Total Research Awards: $1+ billion annually in combined research funding with the University of Maryland, Baltimore

Annual Startup Impact

$11,477,416
Revenues Generated
270
Full Time Jobs
(Average: 9 per Startup)
62
Newly Created Jobs
39%
Minorities in Senior Management
(2x the National Average)
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