UMES is a public historically black institution located in Princess Anne, MD. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is among larger public institutions in the state of Maryland. UMES has a yearly student enrollment of approximately four thousand.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Security And Protective Services
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Social Sciences
- English Language And Literature
The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1160 to 1410 on the SAT and in a range of 16 to 19 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to this school. University of Maryland Eastern Shore admits approximately 50% of applicants. Of those admitted, around 36% registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
Tuition & fees at University of Maryland Eastern Shore vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $7,100 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $16,000 per year. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs around $4,600 each year. Some students at UMES may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.
Athletic programs are available at University of Maryland Eastern Shore through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs that are available include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
Students can visit the University of Maryland Eastern Shore website to see a complete list of programs offered, student services, and more that is available at this school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates University of Maryland Eastern Shore accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at University of Maryland Eastern Shore is about 4,500, with undergraduate students making up about 84% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $5,000-$6,000
- Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,880
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $210-$250 per unit
- Out-of-State: $520-$620 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||66%||$10,197|
|Receiving Student Loans||57%||$5,525|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, University of Maryland Eastern Shore may provide services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
The overall graduation rate of University of Maryland Eastern Shore is around 32%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||13%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||15%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by University of Maryland Eastern Shore by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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