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NDMU Rises in U.S. News and World Report Rankings and Tops in Maryland

Notre Dame of Maryland University

October 15, 2019


U.S. News and World Report ranked Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) as tied for No. 59 in its Regional Universities North classification. NDMU was also ranked as tied for No. 22 in its Top Performers on Social Mobility classification, the highest of any Maryland institution in this regional category.

“We are proud to be ranked among the region’s top universities,” says NDMU President Marylou Yam. “These rankings are a testament to the great work that happens with our students inside and outside of the classroom at NDMU.”

The Top Performers on Social Mobility category is new to the publication’s annual rankings. It evaluates which schools best serve underrepresented students. Using Pell Grants as a proxy measure, the ranking looks at enrollment and graduation rates of low-income students. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.

“This category, in particular, is very important to our University and is a proof point to how we uphold our mission and lead with making higher education accessible,” says President Yam.