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
Three student nurses talk in the simulation lab

33 clinical simulation laboratories

450+ 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


45% of students received financial aid 
(in fall 2023):

  • $16,381 average aid awarded

$36.5M in support from Bill and Joanne Conway
(as of spring 2024):


2,017 students. 12 percent male. 60 percent bilpoc. average age 30.

Entry-Into-Practice Students (as of fall 2023): 

239 entry BSN students and 75 Entry-into-Nursing Master of Science in Nursing students admitted each semester

720 required clinical hours for BSN and 855 required clinical hours for entry MSN students

Faculty (as of fall 2023)

168 faculty members: 152 full time and 16 part time

157 faculty members hold doctoral degrees: 93% of the total faculty


20 clinical instructors

850+ faculty associates and clinical preceptors overseeing student clinical experiences

Alumni (as of spring 2024)

24,828 alumni in:

  • 50 states
  • Washington, DC
  • 4 U.S. territory
  • 31 countries


Alumni who have earned multiple degrees from UMSON: 

  • 2,598 have earned two
  • 184 have earned three
  • 9 have earned four

Leading in the Community

We’re not simply located in the West Baltimore and Shady Grove communities — or our global one. We are embedded in them and embrace them. We are a partner to the committed community-serving organizations here, and we are dedicated to improving health outcomes, addressing health disparities, and striving for health equity for our neighbors.

Students have posters of health issues at Lexington Market
Faculty help children water plants
A faculty member takes the blood pressure of a female patient at the library


First in the state to offer:


ONLY university in the state to offer:


First in the nation to offer:

Research and Funding
(in 2022 - 23)

  • $10.8M total extramural funding
  • $4.9M extramural research funding

5 organized research centers


21st 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 6th consecutive year, UMSON received a Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2023 from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.


57% of UMSON's full-time faculty and staff identify as a member of a historically underrepresented population (as of fall 2023).