Who Are UMBC Students?

UMBC is proud to be a top-ranked national public research one university with an inclusive culture. We attract students from all 50 U.S. states and over 100 countries. As a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), we are one of the top 50 most ethnically diverse colleges, according to Best College Reviews. Our students bring to UMBC a diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, which serve as the foundation of our culture of inclusive excellence. The diversity of our student body makes us stronger, providing for a robust exchange of ideas that prepares our students to be visionary leaders in the globalized 21st century economy. To learn more about UMBC’s Student Body, please visit the About UMBC or Institutional Research, Analysis & Decision Support (IRADS) webpages.

We highly recommend accessing detailed information about students in your program, so your efforts to cultivate a welcoming classroom climate begin with awareness of who will be working and studying with you. In addition to gaining insights about first-time, first year students, you’ll find information about transfer and nontraditional students. Contact IRADS for additional information about questions specific to your programs and courses.

2023 Student Population

  • Fall 2022 Enrollment 14,148
  • Minority Enrollment: 52.6%
  • Undergraduate 10,490 / Graduate 3,658
  • Full-time 11,523 / Part-time 2,625
  • Men 7,604 / Women 6,544

2023 Student Body

  • White: 28.2%
  • African American: 20.2%
  • Asian American: 19.4%
  • International: 17.8%
  • Hispanic: 7.7%
  • Other: 6.8 %

First Generation Students

In Fall 2023, 30% of UMBC undergraduate students (3,128) were first generation. The First-Gen Student Advocate Training explores how to support First-Gen Students from intersectional and assets-based lenses.

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