UMBC is featured in Business First’s new 2017 list of top public colleges and universities in the United States, jumping up 10 spots from 2016.
The university now ranks 56th of 499 four-year public institutions included, based on 22 metrics that assess academic excellence, affordability, diversity, and economic strength, using data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
This year’s rankings announcement notes:
Business First’s formula was designed to identify the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students.
Business First ranks three Maryland colleges and universities among the top 75 in the nation. The others, in addition to UMBC, include the University of Maryland, College Park and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.