September 13, 2021

U.S. News Ranks Maryland Smith Among Top Business Schools

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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business continues to rank among the top business school programs in the country, according to the latest ratings from U.S. News & World Report.

Maryland Smith ranked No. 23 nationally and No. 13 among public university business programs.

Overall, the University of Maryland came in at No. 20 on that list, tied with the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Washington, and placed No. 59 among national universities in the 2022 Best Colleges edition of the influential rankings.

The lists, which many prospective students rely on to narrow their college searches, are based on factors including graduation and retention rates, social mobility, faculty and financial resources, and alumni giving rate.

U.S. News also examines several academic fields and undergraduate programs in its rankings, with UMD receiving high marks in the following categories:

Business

  • The Robert H. Smith School of Business ranked No. 23 nationally and No. 13 among publics, with five specialties in the top 25:
    • Entrepreneurship: No. 21 overall, No. 7 among publics
    • Management: No. 22 overall, No. 13 among publics
    • Management information systems: No. 9 overall, No. 7 among publics
    • Marketing: No. 25 overall, No. 14 among publics
    • Supply chain management/logistics: No. 18 overall, No. 14 among publics

Engineering

  • The A. James Clark School of Engineering ranked No. 21 nationally, jumping up one place since last year, and No. 12 among public universities, with four specialties in the top 25:
    • Aerospace engineering: No. 12 overall, No. 8 among publics
    • Mechanical engineering: No. 20 overall, No. 12 among publics
    • Computer engineering: No. 22 overall, No. 14 among publics
    • Electrical engineering: No. 24 overall, No. 15 among publics

Computer Science

  • UMD came in at No. 18 nationally in this category and No. 9 among publics, with five specialties in the top 25:
    • Artificial intelligence: No. 10 overall, No. 6 among publics
    • Cybersecurity: No. 8 overall, No. 4 among publics
    • Data analytics/science: No. 21 overall, No. 10 among publics
    • Bio computing: No. 10 overall, No. 4 among publics
    • Software engineering: No. 16 overall, No. 12 among publics

UMD also earned recognition for its robust living-learning communities, tying for No. 13 nationally, and ranked No. 29 among the best colleges for veterans.

–An earlier version of this article was published in Maryland Today. It is published here with permission.

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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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