UMBC Again Named a “Great College to Work For”

From President Freeman Hrabowski and Interim Provost Philip Rous

For the second consecutive year, a Chronicle of Higher Education survey has rated UMBC as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to results released today.

UMBC is among only 42 campuses included in the Chronicle’s Honor Roll, and is the only four-year institution in Maryland to receive this designation.

The Chronicle surveyed more than 43,000 faculty and staff at 310 colleges and universities nationwide, including UMBC. This year, UMBC received high ratings in eight categories:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Professional/Career Development Programs
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Tenure Clarity & Process
  • Diversity

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

Thank you for all you do for UMBC. We are a “Great College to Work For” because of you.

For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit


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