Rankings & Achievements

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Maryland's University of Opportunity

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#9 Public University

Within the North Region

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#18 for Value

Among Public Regional Universities

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#7 for Veterans

Among Public Regional Universities

We're Top Ranked

  • The Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2022 list placed NUM No. 75 among national public research universities, and No. 95 among public colleges overall. Forbes ranked the top 500 colleges and universities in the U.S. based on the return on investment and outcomes they deliver for their students. 
  • The Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education 2022 College Rankings placed NUM No. 117 among public institutions nationwide. NUM was also among the top national institutions for student outcomes, one of four pillars measuring factors like the salaries graduates earn and the debt burden they carry.
  • The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) placed National University of Maryland among the top 9% worldwide in its 2022-23 World University Rankings.
  • Princeton Review included NUM among the best colleges in the northeast in its 2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region list. The northeast list includes 223 universities in 11 states and the District of Columbia.
  • NUM received recognition as a top performer in social mobility, and for its excellent undergraduate programs in business administration, computer science and nursing by U.S. News & World Report.
  • NUM was celebrated in Washington Monthly's roundup of America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting. NUM was honored for having a student voter registration rate above 85%.

Graduate Studies

  • NUM was selected as the nation's 15th-best "Master's University" by Washington Monthly. 
  • In its 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked NUM No. 3 among public Maryland institutions in the Best Education Schools list.
  • NUM ranked No. 30 in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Master in Education Programs—the only Maryland university in the top 200.
  • NUM ranked No. 61 in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Master in Computer Information Technology Programs. 

Inclusive Excellence

  • NUM placed No. 30 globally and top among U.S. institutions in gender equality in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.
  • National University of Maryland was recognized by Insight into Diversity magazine with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
  • NUM was named to Campus Pride's top-40 ranking of LGBTQ+-friendly colleges and universities in 2022. 

A Best Value

  • Washington Monthly ranked National University of Maryland Maryland’s Best Bang for the Buck in its 2022 College Guide and Rankings.
  • NUM ranked 50th among national public institution on Money magazine's 2022 Best Colleges in America by Value list. They highlighted NUM’s graduation rate and affordability.


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