UMD’s Impact

The University of Maryland plays a critical role in every part of the state’s economy. Each year, our flagship institution graduates thousands of students who strengthen the workforce as scientists, scholars, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators. We attract investment, launch successful startups and stimulate job creation. We share our expertise with businesses and communities on important issues such as health care, education and the environment.

We are proud to serve our state.

Economic Impact

$3.7 billion

In annual economic impact on the state’s economy

$1.14 billion

In combined research expenditures in FY21

50% reduction

Of UMD carbon footprint since 2005

11,516 degrees

Awarded in FY22, including nearly the most STEM degrees in Maryland

$2 billion

In public-private investment in Greater College Park in the past 10 years

The Small Business Development Center has served 6,621 start-ups and existing businesses, assisted in the formation of 293 businesses, and helped clients obtain $141 Million in loans and equity financing.

Read about our Statewide Initiatives