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UMBC maintains Best Value College ranking

UMBC was once again named by Kiplinger as a “Best Value College” for 2017— its eighth consecutive year to receive the award—putting UMBC on both Kiplinger’s Best Value Public University and Top 300 National Best Value University lists. The rankings are based on an institution’s affordability and academic quality.
Meanwhile, UMBC’s Online Master’s Degree in Information Systems was recognised by US News & World Report in its “2018 Best Online Information Technology Programs” list. The rankings were based on faculty credentials, student services and technology, student engagement, admissions selectivity, and peer reputation.
These recent recognitions underscore another strength of UMBC that its programs or services do not necessarily reflect—its strong research culture.
According to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), UMBC is the leader in producing African-American undergraduates who pursue MD-PhD degrees. More than 10% of the 413 African-American recipients of MD-PHDs from the years 2000 through 2017 are UMBC alumni. The university bested other institutions across the US such as Harvard University, Yale University, and Johns Hopkins University.
“Our students are able to have sustained research experiences at UMBC, making them extremely competitive and attractive applicants,” says Keith Harmon, Director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC. The university’s commitment to academic and institutional excellence proves it is a rich learning ground for students.