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University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Associate Member

Location: Princess Anne, Maryland

Founded: 1890

ORAU Member since: 2012

Member Councilor: Ali B. Ishaque

Enrollment: 3,906 (fall 2016)

Mission Statement:

University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the State’s Historically Black 1890 Land-Grant institution, emphasizes baccalaureate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, health professions, sciences, and teacher education. In keeping with its land-grant mandate, the University’s purpose and uniqueness are grounded in distinctive learning, discovery, and engagement opportunities in agriculture, marine and environmental sciences, technology, engineering and aviation sciences, health professions, and hospitality management. Degrees are offered at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels.

UMES is committed to providing access to high quality values-based educational experience, especially to individuals who are first-generation college students of all races, while emphasizing multicultural diversity and international perspectives. The University serves the education and research needs of businesses, industries, government and non-government organizations. The University is committed to meeting the economic development needs on the Eastern Shore; workforce development needs of the State; international development priorities of the nation; and commercialization and entrepreneurial ventures of the University, through engagement activities, and partnerships.

UMES is a teaching/research institution that nurtures and launches globally competent citizens. It will continue to embrace its interdisciplinary curriculum, sponsored research initiatives, rural and economic development priorities, and community engagement. UMES will continue to expand its partnerships and collaborative arrangements with the University System of Maryland Institutions, other universities, community colleges, public schools, government, and other external agencies and constituencies.

Website: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore