Kiplinger has honored UMBC as a Best Value College for eight consecutive years. This ranking recognizes four-year schools with the essential combination of outstanding academics and affordability. It is based on a range of factors, including admission rates, student-faculty ratio, four-year graduation rates, and financial aid.
In addition to this university honor, U.S. News and World Report has just specifically recognized UMBC’s online master’s degree in information systems as one of the top 25 in such programs the nation. The degree program, through UMBC’s department of information systems, appears on the publication’s 2018 Best Online Information Technology Programs list, released January 9, 2018.
“UMBC’s online master’s offers a convenient way to learn from exceptional faculty working in the bold and innovative context that is UMBC. Our programs and faculty are consistently successful in delivering an education to our students that enable them to be just as successful in jobs with major companies and government, as with startup companies and non-profits,” said Keith Bowman, dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology.
The online master’s program is designed for students who are advancing their education while balancing commitments to careers, family, and military service. Students and faculty in this field often complete research in areas such as health information technology, human-centered computing, data mining, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.
Photos by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.