University of Maryland-College Park

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,315

2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,757

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.16%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

48.1%

30,291 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

39,083

88.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

86.6%

3,393 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 General Biological Sciences (511 degrees awarded), General Economics (403 degrees), and General Finance (376 degrees).

In 2016, 11,462 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Maryland-College Park. 48.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,806 degrees), 3.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1538 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $8,315, which is $-17,541 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $8,315, which is $-17,541 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,757.

In 2016, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,315

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Maryland-College Park was $8,315. The cost of tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $-17,541 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,757

2016 Value

7.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Maryland-College Park had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,757. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Maryland-College Park grew by 7.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,025

Room and Board

$1,130

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Maryland-College Park was of $12,025 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,130. The cost of room and board increased by 3.17% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at University of Maryland-College Park received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.92% with respect to 2015, when 52% 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.

2.16%

2015 Default Rate

109

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Maryland-College Park was 2.16%, which represents 109 out of the 5054 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 30,291 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.53% annual growth. Out of those 30,291 applicants, 14,557 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.1% acceptance rate.

There were 39,083 students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park in 2016, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Maryland-College Park has an overall enrollment yield of 31.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

14,557

Accepted Out of 30,291

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Maryland-College Park was 48.1% (14,557 admissions from 30,291 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 44.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.53%, while admissions grew by 14.1%.

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SAT Scores

66%

Submission Percentage

3,021

Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at University of Maryland-College Park in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Maryland-College Park has a total enrollment of 39,083 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park is 34,444 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,639. This means that 88.1% 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 47.3% White, 13.7% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 8.19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (28.2%), followed by White Female (22.5%) and Asian Male (9.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (17.8%), followed by White Female (17.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39,083 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park is 34,444 and the part-time enrollment is 4,639. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

2016 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

    18,481

  2. Asian

    5,336

  3. Black or African American

    4,514

The enrolled student population at University of Maryland-College Park is 47.3% White, 13.7% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 8.19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,201 students (3.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 404 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Maryland-College Park. The majority of degree recipients at University of Maryland-College Park are white (5,806 degrees awarded). There were 3.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1538 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Maryland-College Park is General Biological Sciences (511 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (403 degrees) and General Finance (376 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 (119 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,701 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (120 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 Miscellaneous managers (575,909 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (366,532 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (319,771 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (302,832 people), and Civil engineers (232,661 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (119 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,701 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (120 degrees), Social Sciences (1,454 degrees), and Agriculture (255 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (119 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,701 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (120 degrees), Social Sciences (1,454 degrees), and Agriculture (255 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 (473,037 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (427,764 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (373,493 people), Elementary & secondary schools (329,670 people), and Construction (296,397 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (119 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,701 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (120 degrees), Social Sciences (1,454 degrees), and Agriculture (255 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. 511 degrees awarded

  2. 403 degrees awarded

  3. 376 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Maryland-College Park was General Biological Sciences with 511 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 5,933

  2. 5,529

In 2016, 5,933 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maryland-College Park, which is 1.07 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,529).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 360 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maryland-College Park in General Finance, which is 1.73 times more than the 208 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 324 degrees were awarded to women at University of Maryland-College Park in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.38 times more than the 234 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%

100% Completion Time

85%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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 85% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Maryland-College Park is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.89% of graduates (166 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,806 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,538 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,095 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Maryland-College Park is white (5,806 degrees awarded). There were 3.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1538 degrees).

3.01% of degree recipients (345 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    3,147 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    2,659 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    828 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Maryland-College Park is white male (3,147 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,659 degrees).

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Operations

University of Maryland-College Park has an endowment valued at nearly $509M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.3M (2.43%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Maryland-College Park had a total expenditure of $1.76B. Of that $1.76B, they spent $919M on salaries and $1.76B on benefits.

University of Maryland-College Park employs 713 Professors, 430 Associate professors, and 331 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Maryland-College Park are Male Professors (543), Male Associate professors(262), and Female Lecturers (173).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1649 employees, Research, with 1568 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 734 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$509M

2015 Endowment

4.43%

growth from 2014

University of Maryland-College Park has an endowment valued at about $509M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Maryland-College Park grew 4.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $238M 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. $334M - Federal

  2. $51.2M - State

  3. $13M - Local

As of 2015, University of Maryland-College Park received $334M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $51.2M from state grants and contracts, and $13M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$919M

Salary Expenditure

$1.76B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Maryland-College Park had a total expenditure of $1.76B. Of that $1.76B, they spent $919M on salaries and $1.76B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Maryland-College Park as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$919M

2015 Salaries

7.46%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Maryland-College Park paid a median of $919M in salaries, which represents 52.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.76B) and a 7.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.96% growth from 2013 and a 2.18% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$222M

Instructional Salaries

1,813

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Maryland-College Park paid a total of $222M to 1,813 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

713 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1649 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park were Professor with 713 employees; Associate professor with 430 employees; and Associate professor with 331 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park were Business and Financial Operations with 1,649 employees; Research with 1,568 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 734 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park was Male Professor with 543 employees, Male Associate professor with 262 employees, and Female Lecturer with 173 employees.

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

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