Quick Facts and Rankings

Two Locations
exterior of UMSON Baltimore at night

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

USG Building 1

Universities at Shady Grove

Rockville, Maryland

Clinical Experiences
students in a simulation lab

28 clinical simulation laboratories

400+ clinical learning sites


U.S. News & World Report nationwide rankings (among public schools of nursing)

Best CNL US News 2023-2024

#1 (tied) MSN Clinical Nurse Leader

Online Programs
Best Online Programs Administration and Leadership 2023

#2 MSN Health Services Leadership and Management - Administration/Leadership, among public schools

Best Online Programs Nursing Education 2023

#3 (tied) MSN Health Services Leadership and Management - Nursing Education, among public schools

Best Online Programs Veterans 2023

#18 MSN Online Programs for Veterans, among all ranked institutions


61% of students received financial aid 
(in fall 2022):

  • 2,723 awards (scholarships, Pell grants, loans, etc.)
  • $23,225 average aid awarded

$36.2M in support from Bill and Joanne Conway
(as of spring 2023):


*as of fall 2022

Entry-Into-Practice Students (as of Fall 2022): 

200 BSN students and 56 CNL students admitted each semester.

810 required clinical hours for entry BSN and MSN Clinical Nurse Leader students.

Faculty (as of fall 2022)

166 faculty members: 152 full time and 14 part time

148 faculty members hold doctoral degrees: 89% of the total faculty


23 clinical instructors

800+ faculty associates and clinical preceptors overseeing student clinical experiences

Alumni (as of spring 2023)

24,221 alumni in:

  • 50 states
  • Washington, DC
  • 1 U.S. territory
  • 32 countries


Alumni who have earned multiple degrees from UMSON: 

  • 2,210 have earned two
  • 83 have earned three

Expanded Spaces

The School's expanded footprint in Baltimore provides new spaces for learning, working, and reflecting.


First in the state to offer:


ONLY university in the state to offer:


First in the nation to offer:

Research and Funding
(in 2021 - 22)

  • $9.9M total extramural funding
  • $5.7M extramural research funding

5 organized research centers


17th in receipt of funding from the National Institutes of Health (among public schools of nursing)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In UniSON: Together we commit, together we act

UMSON proudly embraces its anti-oppression statement In UniSON: Together We Commit, Together We Act, to create an environment where all are welcomed and supported to be successful.

For the 5th consecutive year, UMSON received a Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2022 from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.


44% of UMSON's employees including adjunct faculty, identify as BILPOC (as of spring 2023).