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UMBC ascends to the nation's highest level of research!

UMBC has officially reached the nation’s highest level of research performance. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recently announced that UMBC has been placed into the category of doctoral universities with very high research activity, popularly known as Research 1 (or R1).

UMBC is now ranked as one of only 146 R1 institutions nationally (out of roughly 3,935 total colleges/universities in the US). Other R1 universities in the state of Maryland include Johns Hopkins and the Univ. of MD College Park.

More info on UMBC's new R1 status can be found here.

Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

Posted: February 10, 2022, 11:13 AM