UMBC was named a 2015-2016 College of Distinction this month, one of only four Maryland universities to receive the honor. Colleges of Distinction is a college guide for guidance counselors, parents, and students focusing on graduate success, teaching quality, campus atmosphere, innovate learning, and engaged students.
Colleges of Distinction describes UMBC as a “dynamic public university integrating teaching, research and service,” and notes that the university is “consistently cited as one of the best universities for undergraduate teaching and a leading innovator in higher education.” UMBC is also a member of the 2015-2016 Public Colleges of Distinction cohort, joining universities such as the College of William and Mary, University of North Carolina- Wilmington, and University of Texas- Dallas.
Universities are nominated for the distinction by high school counselors, college administrative members, and the Colleges of Distinction selection team. Once nominated, colleges are chosen through a mix of qualitative and quantitative information, including interviews with administration, faculty, alumni, and current students, as well as a college visit by the selection team.
Learn more about Colleges of Distinction.