University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is the 1890 Land-Grant institution for the State. As such, it maintains a legacy of a historically black institution that offers equal education opportunity to all students. Degree programs are offered in liberal arts and sciences, agriculture, business, aviation technology, education, environmental and marine science, allied health, and hospitality. The University offers programs leading to the BA and BS degrees in 31 disciplines in the arts and sciences, professional studies, and agricultural sciences. In addition, UMES offers 16 teaching degree programs, 8 pre-professional programs, and an honors program designed in cooperation with the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park, College of Veterinary Medicine to prepare students for professional studies. UMES also offers graduate degrees in agricultural and extension education, education, applied computer science, food and agricultural sciences, guidance and counseling, rehabilitation counseling, career and technology education, criminology and criminal justice, special education, marine-estuarine and environmental sciences, and toxicology. Marine-estuarine and environmental sciences, toxicology, food science and technology, organizational leadership and educational leadership are offered at MS, EdD and PhD levels; and physical therapy offers DPT.

1 College Backbone Road, Princess Anne, MD 21853

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Type of Institution: Public 4-year

Fall 2008 Total Enrollment: 4,290
Male: 1,708    Female: 2,582
Full-time: 3,701    Part-time: 589

2009-2010 Tuition and Mandatory Fees for Maryland Residents:
Full-time Tuition per year: $4,112
Part-time Tuition cost per credit hour: $171
Mandatory fees (FT): $1,970
Mandatory fees (PT): $86

Campus Housing:
Room: $3,930 - $4,600 per year
Board: $1,260 - $3,300

Degrees or Awards: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Calendar: 2 semesters, winter, and 3 summer terms

Entry Requirements: Admission is based upon a studentís high school records and SAT/ACT scores. Percentage of on-campus enrollment: 98.3%. Average SAT scores for enrollment: 850 (two-component score) 1250 (three-component score)

Application Deadlines: Fall: July 15; Spring: December 15

Title IV Code: 002106