9 Universities

The power of 9 means access to more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from 9 Maryland public universities, all on 1 innovative campus in Montgomery County.


The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) helps prepare students for rewarding careers in the region’s most high-demand fields. Students who successfully complete their program on the USG campus graduate with a degree from one of its nine partner universities. Through innovative collaboration, business and education leaders in Montgomery County are setting a new standard in quality higher education that will power tomorrow's workforce needs.

For Businesses

We know businesses want strong, local talent to fill their open positions. More than 1,300 of the region’s employers have looked to USG for hiring needs to develop a steady pipeline of career-ready graduates, accessing the growing pool of talent right in your backyard. We offer opportunities for businesses to become involved with students at various stages of their education and professional careers: through mentorships, internships, participating in career fairs, speaking engagements, or creating a college to career program. Email us at usg-advancement@umd.edu to learn more about how your business can become involved with USG, or fill out the form below.


For Students

Students enrolled in programs offered at USG have the benefit of learning alongside students in different programs from different universities. Students develop real-world work experience needed for career success: 75% of the student population participates in experiential and career readiness, such as internships or clinical rotations.




Featured Alumni

Meet some alumni who have graduated from programs offered at USG and find out what they are doing now. In the coming weeks we will be featuring several new alumnus/alumna.

Armen Ghazarian

University of Maryland, College Park
Biological Sciences

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Yancy Padilla

UMBC (undergraduate)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (graduate)

Social Work

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Muhammad Ahmed
Muhammad Ahmad

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Construction Management Technology

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Brian Doyle
Brian Doyle

University of Baltimore
Simulation and Game Design

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Cindy Rivas
Cindy Rivas

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Hospitality and Tourism Management

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