University System of Maryland

Adelphi, Maryland, United States
The University System of Maryland (USM) is the state’s public higher education system. USM’s 12 institutions, two regional higher education centers, and system office work closely together to leverage their collective expertise and resources, share best practices, increase the system’s effectiveness and efficiency, and advance USM’s mission to improve the quality of life in Maryland.

About

Education

Highly ranked universities and programs, outstanding faculty and staff­, and innovative academic models are all hallmarks of USM. Providing high quality and a­ffordable academic programs, and increasing student retention and completion rates are among the system’s top priorities. USM offers hundreds of undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs. Furthermore, USM’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation is researching, developing, and implementing strategies and practices to help increase students’ academic success.

Research

USM faculty and staff­ continue to fuel research and discovery, attracting nearly $1.3 billion in external grants and contracts annually. USM research is advancing understanding and practice in many areas, including bioinformatics, cybersecurity, environmental science, food science, photonics, the social sciences, and vaccine development.

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Adelphi, Maryland, United States