Quick Facts and Rankings

2 locations:
students chatting outside the Universities at Shady Grove

Universities at Shady Grove
Rockville, Maryland

Clinical experiences:
students in a simulation lab

28 
clinical simulation laboratories

a student nurse examining a patient

350+ 
clinical learning sites


Rankings

‌‌per U.S. News & World Report's 2022 "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings:

*Ranked 2nd among public institutions

‌‌per U.S. News & World Report's 2021 "Best Online Program" rankings:


Scholarships

55%

of students received financial aid in fall 2020

  • 2,546 awards (scholarships, Pell grants, loans, etc.)
  • $10,840 average aid awarded

$29.2M

in support from Bill and Joanne Conway

as of spring 2021


Our Students

2,003 students from 22 states (and Washington, D.C.) and 22 (out of 24) Maryland counties; 816: BSN and RN-to-BSN); 513: MSN; 603: DNP; 42: PhD; 16% male students  53% minority students  31: average age

Entry-Into-Practice* Students (in 2018 - 19)

91% 
completed their programs 

84% 
were employed full time in nursing within one year of graduating

a student smiles in graduation garb

727

degrees awarded in the 2019 - 20 academic year


Our Faculty

160

faculty members

  • 144 full time
  • 17 part time

23

clinical instructors

700+

faculty associates and clinical preceptors (overseeing student clinical experiences)


Our Alumni

‌23,119

alumni in:

  • 50 states; Washington, D.C.; and 4 U.S. territories
  • 39 countries

2,234

have earned 2 degrees from UMSON

  • 209 have earned 3 degrees
  • 10 have earned 4 degrees

as of spring 2021


Firsts

‌‌1st in the nation to offer:

1st in the state to offer:

ONLY in the state to offer:‌


Research and Funding

11th

in receipt of funding (for public schools of nursing) from the National Institutes of Health

$10M

total extramural funding

$4.5M

extramural research funding

in 2019 - 20


Trusted Profession

257

entry-into-practice students took early exits in spring and fall 2020 to bolster the nursing workforce in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • 200 BSN students
  • 57 CNL students

77

entry-into-practice students scheduled to graduate in spring 2021 voluntarily began participating in clinical experiences and community/public health rotations early, before the start of the semester

Nurses top the Gallup honesty/ethics poll.

Nurses received their highest rating to date, marking the 19th year nurses have been in the No. 1 spot.