Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 65%
- 20 to 49 students: 32%
- 50 or more students: 3%
Continuing Professional: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences
- School of Business and Technology
- School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
- School of the Arts and Professions
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
- Alternative Therapeutic Professions: 5%
- English Language Studies: 3%
- Police and Criminal Science: 6%
- Sociology: 3%
- Arts/fine arts
- English (including composition)
- Foreign languages
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social science
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Cooperative education program
- Double major
- Exchange student program (domestic)
- Honors program
- Independent study
There are many online courses available at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and nearly every major offers at least one online course. UMES Students are required to obtain 12 alternative credits before graduating, and alternative credits include online classes. Professors who teach online classes respond quickly to e-mails and help their students succeed as much as in-class teachers do. Students in online classes can communicate with one another through e-mail and discussions questions, which are usually posted by teachers in online classes. An advantage to taking an online class is that a student can finish the class early and focus on their other classes for the rest of the semester. A disadvantage would be if a student forgets about the online class and falls behind. In general, online classes are best for students who are focused and self-disciplined.
Best Places to Study
- Honors Library
- Library basement
- Your dorm
Tips to Succeed
- Do not skip class.
- Don't be afraid to ask questions. It's okay to say, "I don't know."
- Get involved.
- Get to know your professors.
- Manage your time and balance your social life with school work.
- Work closely with your adviser.
Did You Know?
If you need extra academic help, The Center for Access and Academic Success offers tutoring in every subject. There is also a writing center run by the English department if you'd like assistance writing a great paper.