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Comparative and Peer Data

The following universities,  (along with  links to the equivalent IR office and CDS), are the Current and Aspirational Comparison Peers for UMBC. These peer groups are identified from a list of Financial Peers agreed upon in conjunction with the University System of Maryland (USM) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

Current Peers:

Aspirational Peers:

Peer Data At-A-Glance

Peer Data Sources:

IPEDS Data Center
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

WebCASPAR
“National Science Foundation’s Integrated Science and Engineering Resources Data System, the WebCASPAR database provides easy access to a large body of statistical data resources for science and engineering (S&E) at U.S. academic institutions. WebCASPAR emphasizes S&E, but its data resources also provide information on non-S&E fields and higher education in general.”

Carnegie Classification | UMBC’s Carnegie Classification
“In 1970, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education developed a classification of colleges and universities to support its program of research and policy analysis. Derived from empirical data on colleges and universities, the Carnegie Classification was published for use by other researchers in 1973, and subsequently updated in 1976, 1987, 1994, 2000, and 2005. For over three decades, the Carnegie Classification has been the leading framework for describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education.”

Student Achievement Measure (SAM) | UMBC’s SAM
The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) provides a comprehensive picture of student progress on their path to earning a college degree or certificate. This project, The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) tracks student movement across postsecondary institutions to provide a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system. SAM is an alternative to the federal graduation rate, which is limited to tracking the completion of first-time, full-time students at one institution.

For more information contact Dr. Connie Pierson, Director, Institutional Research: krach@umbc.edu