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|Headquarters||Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, Eastern Shore of Maryland, Western Maryland|
|11 universities, 2 regional higher education centers, and 1 research center|
|Robert L. Caret|
|Government of Maryland|
|$5.8 billion (2019)|
|Endowment||$1.298 billion (2018)|
The University System of Maryland (USM) is a public higher education system in Maryland, United States. It comprises eleven universities, three regional higher education centers, and an environmental research center, located throughout the state of Maryland.
Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary, who was the wife of King Charles I.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
Bowie State University is a public historically black university in Prince George's County, Maryland, north of Bowie. It is part of the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1865, Bowie State is Maryland's oldest historically black university and one of the ten oldest in the country. Bowie State is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
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Frostburg State University (FSU) is a public university in Frostburg, Maryland. The university is the only four-year institution of the University System of Maryland west of the Baltimore-Washington passageway in the state's Appalachian highlands. Founded in 1898 by Maryland State Senator, John Leake, Frostburg was selected because the site offered the best suitable location without a cost to the state. Today, the institution is a largely residential university.
With more than 176,000 students at all levels, USM institutions award 75 percent of bachelor's degrees in Maryland. Nearly 50 percent of undergraduates graduate without debt and nearly 80 percent of USM graduates stay in and around Maryland. USM institutions attract more than $1.4 billion in research and development funding to the state annually and have helped foster the creation of more than 600 startup companies since 2011. The system's Aa1 bond rating enables its institutions to borrow at lower costs to students, families and taxpayers, and related effectiveness and efficiency initiatives have saved Marylanders $600 million in administrative costs since 2004.
In recent years, Maryland's public higher education system has become more affordable, improving in national rankings from 6th highest to 21st in tuition and fees and dramatically increasing financial assistance, particularly for families with the greatest need.
USM seeks to educate the next generation of Maryland's citizens and leaders.
USM actively promotes a greater awareness of and appreciation for diversity.
Faculty and staff at USM's William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation harness seek to increase educational access, affordability, and achievement.
The USM is governed by a board of regents and led by a chancellor, who serves as the CEO of the university system and leads the USM Office.
A 17-member volunteer Board of Regents, including one full-time student, governs the University System of Maryland.Appointed by the governor, the regents oversee the system's academic, administrative, and financial operations; formulate policy; and appoint the USM chancellor and the presidents of the system's 12 institutions. With the exception of the student member, each regent is appointed for a term of five years, and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. The student regent is appointed for a one-year term, and may be reappointed. Regents serve on the board without compensation.
John Sampson Toll was an American physicist and educational administrator.
The USM Office, led by the system chancellor, is the staff to the Board of Regents. Staff members advocate on behalf of the 12 USM institutions, facilitate collaboration and efficiencies among the institutions, and provide information about the system to the public.
With leadership from the USM Board of Regents and the chancellor, the system office coordinates academic programs, assists with long-range planning and resource management, facilitates private fund raising, and provides financial stewardship.
The system office is headquartered in Baltimore and has locations in Adelphi, Annapolis, and Columbia.
The University System of Maryland was created in 1988 from the merger of University of Maryland (UM) and Board of Trustees of State Universities and Colleges (BTSUC).
In 2010, USM launched a 10-year strategy to increase the state's economic competitiveness—and thereby improve Maryland residents’ quality of life—by increasing college completion rates, fueling the state's innovation economy, adopting new ways of teaching, reducing costs and achieving efficiencies, and elevating USM's national and international eminence.
After taking office as USM chancellor in 2015, Robert L. Caret led a mid-term update of the plan. "The USM through 2020: A Renewed Vision for Powering Maryland Forward" revises several original goals and creates a new initiative to support campus equity, diversity, inclusion and civic engagement. This update precedes the development of a new strategic framework, which is expected to be unveiled in 2020.
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