1 Backbone Road
Student Development Center, Suite 1140
Princess Anne, MD 21853
United States


The University of Maryland Eastern Shore was founded in 1886 as a historically black college. In 2020, we are one of the top 20 HBCUs, a doctoral research institution, and a top performer in social mobility.

It is the home to approximately 3,000 multicultural, multifaceted students who come from more than 30 states and 55 countries.

UMES is a student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, applied research, and highly valued graduates.

With a wealth of opportunities, a highly individualized approach, and academic resources, UMES is able to encourage and empower all students- whatever their passion, whatever their goals- to achieve their very best.