Yellow Ribbon Program School
Servicemembers Opportunity College
University of Maryland Eastern Shore


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University of Maryland Eastern Shore
J.T. Williams Hall, Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299
General Information410-651-2200
TypePublic, 4-year or above
Awards OfferedOne but less than two years certificate, Bachelor's degree, Doctor's degree - research/scholarship, Master's degree, Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus SettingTown, Distant
Campus HousingYes
Student Population 4,540 (3,967 undergraduate)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio18 to 1

Mission Statement

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)- a historically Black land-grant university- is a teaching- research- and doctoral institution that nurtures and launches leaders in a student-centered environment- particularly among ethnic minorities. It is committed to providing high-quality programs in an ethnically diverse environment and to preparing students who serve and shape the global economy. UMES is a growing- primarily residential university with a teaching- research- extension- and engagement mission consistent with valuing the scholarship of faculty in discovering knowledge- developing- and disseminating new knowledge- and applying that knowledge to the extended community. The University recognizes that it is also responsible for developing human potential- enriching cultural expression- and sharing its expertise with individuals- businesses- and educational and governmental agencies. Teaching- research- and engagement foci align with UMES’ legacy and mission as Maryland’s 1890 land-grant institution. UMES is proud of its more than one hundred seventeen years of continuous educational service- initially under the aegis of the Methodist Church.
Special Learning Opportunities Religious Affiliation
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Not applicable
Student Services Undergraduates registered as students with disabilities
Remedial service
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
3 percent or less
Credit Accepted Historically Black College or University
Dual credit
Advanced placement credits
Faculty and Graduate Assistants Full-timePart-time
Total Faculty 189121
Instructional 178121
Research and Public Service 110
Total Graduate Assistants -0
Instructional -0
Research and Public Service -0