University System of Maryland (USM)
The University System of Maryland (USM) is the state’s public higher education system. USM’s 12 institutions, two regional higher education centers, and system office work closely together to leverage their collective expertise and resources, share best practices, increase the system’s effectiveness and efficiency, and advance USM’s mission to improve the quality of life in Maryland.
Benefiting students, as well as Maryland and its citizens, USM:
Offers expansive access to affordable, high-quality educational opportunities.
Performs groundbreaking research.
Instills a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Promotes economic growth and workforce development.
Provides vital services to communities and individuals.
Partners with business, governmental, nonprofits, and organizations to improve quality of life.