University of Maryland-College Park

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,481

2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,241

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

44.5%

33,922 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

40,521

88.4% 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 (513 degrees awarded), General Economics (440 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (381 degrees).

In 2017, 11,424 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Maryland-College Park. 50.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,643 degrees), 3.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1512 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $8,481, which is $-18,019 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $8,481, which is $-18,019 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,241.

In 2017, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,481

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Maryland-College Park was $8,481. The cost of tuition at University of Maryland-College Park is $-18,019 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,241

2017 Value

9.42%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Maryland-College Park had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,241. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Maryland-College Park grew by 9.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,022

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Maryland-College Park was of $13,022 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 8.29% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.19% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Maryland-College Park received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.92% with respect to 2016, 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.

2.3%

2016 Default Rate

113

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Maryland-College Park was 2.3%, which represents 113 out of the 4903 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 33,922 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12% annual growth. Out of those 33,922 applicants, 15,096 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.5% acceptance rate.

There were 40,521 students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park in 2017, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Maryland-College Park has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

15,096

Accepted Out of 33,922

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Maryland-College Park was 44.5% (15,096 admissions from 33,922 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 48.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 12%, while admissions grew by 3.7%.

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SAT Scores

62%

Submission Percentage

2,563

Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at University of Maryland-College Park in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Maryland-College Park has a total enrollment of 40,521 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park is 35,815 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,706. This means that 88.4% 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 46.8% White, 14% Asian, 11.4% Black or African American, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 0.0938% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0666% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (27.8%), followed by White Female (22.5%) and Asian Male (9.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (17.3%), followed by White Female (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (3.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40,521 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Maryland-College Park is 35,815 and the part-time enrollment is 4,706. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

2017 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 96%. 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

    18,980

  2. Asian

    5,687

  3. Black or African American

    4,605

The enrolled student population at University of Maryland-College Park is 46.8% White, 14% Asian, 11.4% Black or African American, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 0.0938% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0666% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,236 students (3.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 62 more women than men received degrees from University of Maryland-College Park. The majority of degree recipients at University of Maryland-College Park are white (5,643 degrees awarded). There were 3.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1512 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Maryland-College Park is General Biological Sciences (513 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (440 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (381 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 (81 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,722 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,502 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 (493,923 people), Software developers (375,195 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (327,963 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (305,317 people), and Civil engineers (231,996 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (81 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,722 degrees), Social Sciences (1,502 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (102 degrees), and Agriculture (251 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (81 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,722 degrees), Social Sciences (1,502 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (102 degrees), and Agriculture (251 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 (503,741 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (417,838 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (384,856 people), Elementary & secondary schools (344,445 people), and Construction (315,093 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Maryland-College Park are Library Science (81 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,722 degrees), Social Sciences (1,502 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (102 degrees), and Agriculture (251 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. 513 degrees awarded

  2. 440 degrees awarded

  3. 381 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Maryland-College Park was General Biological Sciences with 513 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 5,681

  2. 5,743

In 2017, 5,681 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maryland-College Park, which is 0.989 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,743).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 367 degrees were awarded to men at University of Maryland-College Park in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.89 times more than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 312 degrees were awarded to women at University of Maryland-College Park in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.34 times more than the 233 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%

100% Completion Time

86%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 69% 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, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% 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

    5,643 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,512 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,144 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Maryland-College Park is white (5,643 degrees awarded). There were 3.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1512 degrees).

3.03% of degree recipients (346 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    2,960 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    2,683 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    766 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Maryland-College Park is white male (2,960 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,683 degrees).

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Operations

University of Maryland-College Park has an endowment valued at nearly $549M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.4M (4.26%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Maryland-College Park had a total expenditure of $1.9B. Of that $1.9B, they spent $925M on salaries and $1.9B on benefits.

University of Maryland-College Park employs 735 Professors, 426 Associate professors, and 335 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Maryland-College Park are Male Professors (555), Male Associate professors(261), and Female Professors (180).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1671 employees, Research, with 1555 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 748 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$549M

2017 Endowment

11.2%

growth from 2016

University of Maryland-College Park has an endowment valued at about $549M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Maryland-College Park grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $262M 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. $359M - Federal

  2. $46.2M - State

  3. $12.9M - Local

As of 2017, University of Maryland-College Park received $359M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $46.2M from state grants and contracts, and $12.9M 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.

$925M

Salary Expenditure

$1.9B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Maryland-College Park had a total expenditure of $1.9B. Of that $1.9B, they spent $925M on salaries and $1.9B 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

$925M

2017 Salaries

3.99%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Maryland-College Park paid a median of $925M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($1.9B) and a 3.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.25% decline from 2015 and a 7.46% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$235M

Instructional Salaries

1,830

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Maryland-College Park paid a total of $235M to 1,830 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

735 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1671 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park were Professor with 735 employees; Associate professor with 426 employees; and Associate professor with 335 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park were Business and Financial Operations with 1,671 employees; Research with 1,555 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 748 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Maryland-College Park was Male Professor with 555 employees, Male Associate professor with 261 employees, and Female Professor with 180 employees.

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

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