The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2014 global list recognizes UMBC as one of the top higher education institutions in the world. CWUR places UMBC in the top 2.3% of 22,000 colleges and universities worldwide, at #505.
The CWUR global ranking assesses quality of education (alumni who have won major international awards); alumni employment (as CEOs in companies worldwide); quality of faculty (faculty who have won major international awards); research publications, influence and citations; broad impact; and international patent filings.
In addition to excelling in these areas, UMBC is home to a diverse global community of scholars — both students and faculty — and recently launched a unique Global Studies program. This major gives students the robust cross-cultural foundation they need to act on issues of global significance. UMBC also offers compelling interdisciplinary programs in Asian Studies and Africana Studies.
A remarkable number of UMBC students study and research abroad each year, including several with prestigious Fulbright awards. Numerous courses, research programs, and co-curricular programs also focus on international collaboration, including UMBC’s Engineers Without Borders initiative to help residents of Insongo, Kenya reliably access clean drinking water.
UMBC is one of three University System of Maryland institutions on the list, which also includes the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. U.S. institutions with a CWUR ranking similar to UMBC include George Mason University and Syracuse University. Clemson University, whose president is UMBC alumnus James P. Clements ’85, MS ’91, Ph.D. ’93, is also included in the list.
Click here to see the full rankings for the top 1000 institutions on the global list. The institutions include 229 U.S. universities, along with universities from dozens of other nations, such as China, Japan, the United Kingdom, France and Canada.