University of Maryland Eastern Shore : Profile

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J.T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Website: www.umes.edu
Location: Mid East DE DC MD NJ NY PA

Get a snapshot of University of Maryland Eastern Shore with this general overview, including student enrollment and graduation rates, average test scores, student demographics, and more.

Mission Statement

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), a historically Black land-grant university, is a teaching, research, and doctoral institution that nurtures and launches leaders in a student-centered environment, particularly among ethnic minorities. It is committed to providing high-quality programs in an ethnically diverse environment and to preparing students who serve and shape the global economy. UMES is a growing, primarily residential university with a teaching, research, extension, and engagement mission consistent with valuing the scholarship of faculty in discovering knowledge, developing, and disseminating new knowledge, and applying that knowledge to the extended community. The University recognizes that it is also responsible for developing human potential, enriching cultural expression, and sharing its expertise with individuals, businesses, and educational and governmental agencies. Teaching, research, and engagement foci align with UMES' legacy and mission as Maryland's 1890 land-grant institution. UMES is proud of its more than one hundred seventeen years of continuous educational service, initially under the aegis of the Methodist Church.

School Characteristics

Student Population
4767 per year

Length of Study: Public, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation: Not Applicable

Test Scores & GPA

Average GPA: yes Average ACT: 15 Average SAT: 390

School Profile

Total Enrollment: 4279
Retention Rate: 73%
Graduation Rate: 1038

School Accreditation

National: Yes
Regional: yes
Federal: Yes

Male / Female Enrollment


Total Enrollment


School data was obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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