News on UMBC

Universities that spend far more money than their Maryland rival are dominating collegiate chess.

By Michael S. Rosenwald

  • Dec 30, 2015

Some want to merge Morgan State University, University of Baltimore to fix decades of segregation.

By Scott Dance

  • Nov 28, 2015

New data offer clearest picture yet on degree completion for students who receive federal Pell grants.

By Nick Anderson

  • Sep 24, 2015

Researchers found African Americans are over-represented in four of the six lowest-paying fields; the same is true for Hispanic students in three of the six majors at the bottom of the income ladder.

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

  • Sep 16, 2015

Researchers found African Americans are over-represented in four of the six lowest-paying fields; the same is true for Hispanic students in three of the six majors at the bottom of the income ladder.

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

  • Sep 15, 2015

The education secretary says access to college is important, but it’s time to focus on outcomes.

By Nick Anderson

  • Jul 28, 2015

Education secretary says there is urgent need for more high-quality degrees at reasonable cost.

By Nick Anderson

  • Jul 27, 2015

The first word from some highly selective schools.

By Nick Anderson

  • Dec 18, 2014

Robert L. Caret will take over in July as chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

By Nick Anderson

  • Dec 17, 2014

Despite report that most STEM graduates don’t go into related jobs, many think it is a solid foundation.

By Wesley Robinson

  • Sep 2, 2014

A Suitland High and UMBC graduate talks about what helped him do well in school.

By Courtland Milloy

  • Jul 1, 2014

Schools still seeking students include big state universities and small private colleges.

By Nick Anderson

  • May 21, 2014

Retiring head of university in Blacksburg earned more than $830,000 in 2013, 12th in the nation.

By Nick Anderson

  • May 18, 2014

William E. “Brit” Kirwan has been chancellor of Maryland’s public university system since 2002.

By Nick Anderson

  • May 13, 2014

Before leaving Texas Tech for Webster, a chess coach demanded a $250,000 salary, plus bonuses.

By Michael S. Rosenwald

  • Apr 28, 2014

Webster University, the new powerhouse of college chess, won its second straight Final Four. The University of Maryland Baltimore County finished second.

By Michael S. Rosenwald

  • Apr 7, 2014

The University of Maryland Baltimore County joins the nation’s other top chess teams at this weekend’s Final Four.

By Michael S. Rosenwald

  • Apr 4, 2014

Here is what colleges report for number of applicants and offers. But the ratio is an imperfect measure.

By Nick Anderson

  • Apr 3, 2014

The public flagship is known for generous aid, but has a small share of students in economic need.

By Nick Anderson

  • Feb 10, 2014

Dozens of leaders gather at the White House for a summit on higher education access.

By Nick Anderson

  • Jan 16, 2014
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About UMBC

  • Opened in 1966
  • Public
  • Campus: Catonsville, Md.
  • Nickname: Retrievers
  • Fall 2013 enrollment: 13,908
  • Tuition & fees instate (2013-14): $10,068 
  • Tuition & fees out of state: $21,642

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