The Business Journals released their 2015 list of top U.S. public colleges today, ranking UMBC at No. 78. The list identifies public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students.
Universities were ranked according to selectivity, retention and graduation rates, reputation, tuition and housing cost, and diversity. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the 2012 American Community Survey helped inform the rankings.
UMBC scored especially high marks in selectivity, advancement, diversity and community. Communications director Dinah Winnick shared, “UMBC’s distinctive combination of innovative teaching, leading-edge research, and supportive community empowers and inspires students. We are honored to be recognized for the strength of our programs, and we are proud of the accomplishments of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners who work together to make UMBC a community with such tremendous impact.”
Click here to see the complete list of The Business Journals‘ 2015 rankings of U.s. public colleges and here to read “These Maryland public colleges are among the top 100 in the U.S.” in the Baltimore Business Journal.