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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Founded in 1886, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the State’s Historically Black 1890 Land­ Grant Institution, offers naturally accredited programs in fields such as aviation science, agriculture, engineering, hospitality management, and allied health. UMES offers 38 disciplines in addition to 16 distinctive graduate programs.

UMES is located in Princess Anne, Somerset County, and brought nearly 4,000 students to the area in 2016. The University has the only Agricultural Education and Technology Education Programs in Maryland and its Aviation Sciences program is the only 4-year, bachelor’s degree program in aviation offered in the University of Maryland system and is among the least expensive 4-year institutions in the state.

1,968
UMES generates 1,968 jobs for its local and regional economies.
$211m
UMES generates $211 million in total economic impact for its local and regional economies.

HBCU Fact Sheet University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Regional Programs & Courses

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The new School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Complex

Construction of the newest academic building the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions is well underway on the UMES campus. Neighboring the Engineering and Aviation Science Complex, the 65,000 square-foot expansion will allow for the consolidation of the university’s pharmacy programs within one state-of-the-art facility. The new campus addition will include some shared spaces for the other departments such as health science, a kinesiology research lab, and rehabilitation services home-health laboratory. Plans also include a simulation center for pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant instruction.

Learn more about the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions HERE.

UMES Pharmacy and Health Professions Building Progress