In recent decades, the University of Maryland has become one of the nation's leading public research and innovation universities. Today, the university stands as a preeminent institution dedicated to serving its state, the nation and the world. We've been recognized by The Wall Street Journal for the quality of our graduates, Kiplinger's Personal Finance for our overall value, The Princeton Review for our undergraduate entrepreneurship, and U.S. News & World Report for our overall excellence.

The State of Maryland's success depends upon a world-class public research and innovation university. Maryland functions in a knowledge-driven, global economic environment in which change is lightning-fast and innovation constant. Other regions and peer institutions are not standing still, and in the growing competitive environment, Maryland's continued success must be a priority. The state will depend increasingly on the talent, knowledge and creativity generated by its flagship university.