In fall 2000, The University System of Maryland (USM) introduced a new concept in advanced higher education. This was the beginning of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).
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Established in 1865, Bowie State University is the oldest historically black institution of higher learning in Maryland and one of the oldest in the nation. Bowie State University (BSU) offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and serves a diverse student population. Learn More
Towson University is the second-largest institution in the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1866, Towson University enrolls more than 17,000 students and is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer and information sciences. Learn more
The University of Baltimore was founded in 1925 as a private institution. Its founders were a group of Baltimore civic leaders who wanted to provide low-cost, part-time evening study in business and law for working adults. Learn More
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is the state's public academic health and law university devoted to professional and graduate education, patient care and public service. UMB educates leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, social services and law. Learn More
UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland is a medium-sized, selective, public research university that attracts high-achieving students to its undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences and engineering. Learn More
The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university, the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland and one of only 61 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The University advances knowledge, provides outstanding and innovative instruction, and nourishes a climate of intellectual growth in a broad range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Learn More
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) offers major programs leading to the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in 26 disciplines in the arts and sciences, professional studies and agricultural sciences. UMES has long been known for providing professional training in the key regional industries of hospitality management and the management of commercial poultry and swine operations. Learn More
Founded in 1947, UMUC is one of 11 accredited, degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM). Headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, UMUC has classroom locations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Europe, and Asia, and provides award-winning online classes to students worldwide.