Forbes
Ranked No. 14 among public universities

National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates
Ranked No. 16 among public and private U.S. universities in granting the most research doctorates. 

Institute of Higher Education
Based on research, UMD is ranked:

  • No. 38 globally
  • No. 29 nationally
  • No. 13 among US public research institutions

Glassdoor.com
Ranked one of the top 10 highest-rated employers in the Washington, DC, area in 2013.

The Business Journal 2016 
Ranked No. 11 among top public colleges in the US, based on a wide range of criteria, including academic excellence, affordability, and diversity.

Association of American Universities
Ranked No. 1 in 2013 among AAU member institutions in the number of doctoral degrees conferred to African-American students.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 (Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University) 
Ranked No. 52 globally, No. 32 internationally, and No. 15 among public U.S. institutions based on several criteria, including the number of alumni and staff who are Nobel Prize and Fields Medal recipients, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance. More than 1200 universities are ranked every year. The best 500 are published.

US News and World Report

University overall:

  • Ranked No. 20 among public universities
  • Ranked No. 25 for Most Innovative School
  • Ranked No. 60 globally by US News & World Report

Colleges and School Ranked in Top 25:

  • School of Public Health – No. 22
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering – No. 24

Graduate Programs Ranked in Top 25:

TOP 25 GRADUATE PROGRAMS RANKING
Criminology 1
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 1
History: African-American History 2
Physics: Plasma 3
Education Psychology 5
Youth, Learning and Technology 5
School Library Media 5
Services for Children and Youth 5
Information Science: Information Systems 5
Archives & Preservation 5
Sociology: Sex and Gender 6
Physics: Atomic/Molecular/Optical 6
Earth Science: Geo-chemistry 7
English: African-American Literature 8
English: American Literature before 1865 8
Library and Information Science 8
Physics: Quantum 8
Digital Librarianship 8
Business: Information Systems 9
Math: Applied Math 10
Physics: Condensed Matter 10
Higher Education Administration 10
Sociology: Population 10
Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical 10
Public Financing and Budget 11
Special Education 11
CS: Programming Language 13
CS: Systems 13
Physics: Cosmology / Relativity / Gravity 13
Engineering (online) 13
Curriculum & Instruction 14
Physics 14
Secondary Education 14
Computer Science 15
Electrical / Electronic / Communications 16
CS: Artificial Intelligence 16
Computer 16
Audiology 17
Mathematics 17
Social Policy 18
Veterinary Medicine 19
Speech-Language Pathology 20
Mechanical 21
Economics 21
Public Health 22
Sociology 24
School of Engineering 24
Public Management/Administration 24