University System of Maryland logoYour degree from University of Maryland University College carries respect and recognition across the nation and around the world, thanks in part to our membership in the University System of Maryland and our status as a public state school.

As Maryland's public higher education system, the University System of Maryland, or USM, benefits students and the public in the following ways:

  • Offering expansive access to affordable, high-quality educational opportunities
  • Instilling a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Promoting economic growth and workforce development
  • Performing groundbreaking research

Most public universities in the state belong to USM, which was formed in 1988 and supports, guides, and advances university efforts to provide high-quality higher education in the state of Maryland.

Degree-Granting Member Institutions of the University System of Maryland

  • Bowie State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Salisbury University
  • Towson University
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Maryland University College (that's us!)
  • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science