UMES is the best

What a time to be a hawk! Not only is today the 131st anniversary of the founding of the University of Maryland of Eastern Shore, but they ranked number 20 in the nation’s Top Historically Black College Universities [by U.S News] .

“I am delighted at our recognition as one of the nation’s top HBCUs, as we celebrate the 131st anniversary of our founding on September 13th, 1886, we are proud of the rich history and legacy that we continue to build upon as we move From Excellence to Eminence.” said President Juliette B. Bell. In 2016, UMES earned its Doctoral University designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Spelman College ranked #1 in the list. The Top 20 consists of Howard, Hampton, Morehouse, Xavier, Tuskegee, NCA&T, Clafin, Fisk, Clark Atlanta, Tougaloo, Delaware State, North Carolina Central, Jackson State, Morgan State, Jackson C. Smith and Alcorn State.

“The ranking reflects the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and students. We are all committed to making UMES greater than ever.” President Bell said. UMES is one of the eight public institutions to make this year’s Top 20 HBCUs. Out of the 73 HBCUs ranked in the 2017 survey, 16 of them have received a higher “peer assessment” score than UMES, a leading factor in the publication’s ranking equation.

Undergraduates who have graduate in Spring 2017 who have earned degrees in STEM majors had job opportunities from Cisco, Raytheon, and Orbital ATK. Aside from that the past three classes of graduates students who have earned a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy have received a 100 percent passing rate on the license exam on the first try. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers 37 undergraduate majors, 15 master’s degrees and eight doctoral programs.

About Abu Sillah

Abu is a Journalist & Business Owner from Prince George's County, MD. He is the CEO of The DMV Daily and Marketing Manager of The Wig Café, LLC. In May 2018, Abu obtained his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is now attending Bowie State University for his M.A. in Organizational Communications.

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