The University of Maryland, Baltimore County[6] (UMBC) is a public research university in Baltimore County, Maryland. It has a fall 2020 enrollment of 13,497 students,[7] 61 undergraduate majors, over 92 graduate programs (38 master, 25 doctoral, and 29 graduate certificate programs) and the first university research park in Maryland.[3] It is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity”.[8]

Established as a part of the University System of Maryland in 1966, the university became the first public college or university in Maryland to be inclusive of all races.[9] UMBC has the fourth highest enrollment of the University System of Maryland, specializing in natural sciences and engineering, as well as programs in the liberal arts and social sciences.[10] Athletically, the UMBC Retrievers have 17 NCAA Division I teams that participate in the America East Conference.[4]