University of Maryland-College Park

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,824
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,723
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.45%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
44.2%
33,012 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
40,743
89% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
86.3%
3,356 Graduates

About

University of Maryland-College Park is a higher education institution located in Prince George's County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Maryland-College Park were Computer Science (670 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (502 degrees), and General Economics (491 degrees).

In 2019, 12,093 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Maryland-College Park. 48% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,559 degrees), 3.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1720 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $8,824, which is $-19,676 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $8,824, which is $-19,676 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,723.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,824
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Maryland-College Park was $8,824. The cost of tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $-19,676 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,723
2019 Value
5.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Maryland-College Park had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,723. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Maryland-College Park grew by 5.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,562
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Maryland-College Park was of $13,562 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 2.54% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Maryland-College Park received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.92% with respect to 2018, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.45%
2017 Default Rate
119
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Maryland-College Park was 2.45%, which represents 119 out of the 4857 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Maryland-College Park received 33,012 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.45% annual decline. Out of those 33,012 applicants, 14,585 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.2% acceptance rate.

There were 40,743 students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park in 2019, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Maryland-College Park has an overall enrollment yield of 29.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
14,585
Accepted Out of 33,012

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Maryland-College Park was 44.2% (14,585 admissions from 33,012 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 47.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -1.45%, while admissions declined by -7.67%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
3,264
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at University of Maryland-College Park in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Maryland-College Park has a total enrollment of 40,743 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park is 36,267 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,476. This means that 89% of students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Maryland-College Park, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.5% White, 15.3% Asian, 10.6% Black or African American, 8.06% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.101% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0663% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.1%), followed by White Female (22.8%) and Asian Male (9.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.1%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40,743 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park is 36,267 and the part-time enrollment is 4,476. This means that 89% of students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Maryland-College Park was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Maryland-College Park had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,548
  2. Asian
    6,230
  3. Black or African American
    4,325

The enrolled student population at University of Maryland-College Park is 45.5% White, 15.3% Asian, 10.6% Black or African American, 8.06% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.101% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0663% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,664 students (4.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 481 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Maryland-College Park. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Maryland-College Park is white (5,559 degrees awarded). There were 3.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1720 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Maryland-College Park is Computer Science (670 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (502 degrees) and General Economics (491 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Maryland-College Park, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (61 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,828 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,453 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Other managers (508,523 people), Software developers (499,297 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (338,894 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (325,497 people), and Civil engineers (276,729 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (61 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,828 degrees), Social Sciences (1,453 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (125 degrees), and Math & Statistics (331 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (61 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,828 degrees), Social Sciences (1,453 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (125 degrees), and Math & Statistics (331 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Computer Systems Design (603,598 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (570,578 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (419,668 people), Elementary & secondary schools (395,882 people), and Construction (380,852 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (61 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,828 degrees), Social Sciences (1,453 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (125 degrees), and Math & Statistics (331 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Maryland-College Park.
Most Common
  1. 670 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 502 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 491 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Maryland-College Park was Computer Science with 670 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

6,287
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
5,806
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 6,287 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maryland-College Park, which is 1.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,806).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 601 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maryland-College Park in Computer Science, which is 4.42 times more than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 344 degrees were awarded to women at University of Maryland-College Park in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.74 times more than the 198 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 67% of students graduating from University of Maryland-College Park completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Maryland-College Park is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.49% of graduates (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,559 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,720 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,260 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Maryland-College Park is white (5,559 degrees awarded). There were 3.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1720 degrees).

3.16% of degree recipients (382 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    2,909 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    2,650 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    943 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Maryland-College Park is white male (2,909 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,650 degrees).

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Operations

University of Maryland-College Park has an endowment valued at nearly $691M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $28.5M (4.12%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Maryland-College Park had a total salary expenditure of $2.04B. University of Maryland-College Park employs 719 Professors, 455 Associate professors, and 373 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Maryland-College Park are Male Professors (538), Male Associate professors(258), and Female Associate professors (197).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park are: Business and Financial Operations, with 2267 employees, Research, with 1593 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 770 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$691M
2019 Endowment
11.5%
growth from 2018

University of Maryland-College Park has an endowment valued at about $691M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Maryland-College Park grew 11.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $380M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $363M - Federal
  2. $50.2M - State
  3. $4.54M - Local

As of 2019, University of Maryland-College Park received $363M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $50.2M from state grants and contracts, and $4.54M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$978M
2019 Salaries
4.14%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Maryland-College Park paid a median of $978M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($2.04B) and a 4.14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.54% growth from 2017 and a 3.99% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$252M
Instructional Salaries
1,870
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Maryland-College Park paid a total of $252M to 1,870 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
719 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2267 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park were Professor with 719 employees; Associate professor with 455 employees; and Associate professor with 373 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park were Business and Financial Operations with 2,267 employees; Research with 1,593 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 770 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park was Male Professor with 538 employees, Male Associate professor with 258 employees, and Female Associate professor with 197 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Maryland-College Park.

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