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Awards & Accolades

We love lists! And when we make the list, it's because of our student and faculty successes. Being included on these lists helps us brag about our community!

U.S. News and World Report (2023) 

  • Best Regional Universities 
  • Best Value School 
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • Best Undergraduate Computer Science Program
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching Program
  • Campus Ethnic Diversity List

Colleges of Distinction (2022-23)

  • National College of Distinction
  • Maryland College of Distinction
  • Program of Distinction: Nursing, BSN
  • Program of Distinction: Business, B.A.
  • Program of Distinction: Education, B.A.

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • Best National Institution (2022)

Money Magazine

  • Best Colleges in America (2022-23)
  • Best Value College (2020-21)

Intelligent (2022)

LendEdU

  • Best Colleges for Financial Aid (2021)

University HQ

  • Best Master's Degrees in Maryland (2022)

EDsmart

  • Best Colleges and Universities in Maryland (2022)
  • Best Colleges and Universities in Maryland (2020)

Nursing Schools Almanac

  • Best Nursing Schools in Maryland (2021, 2020)

Plexuss Global Rankings

  • #1 Best in Maryland Offering Criminal Justice Programs (2021)
  • #3 Best in Maryland Offering Nursing Programs (2021)
  • #4 Best in Maryland Offering Business Management Programs (2021)

Best Value Schools

  • Best MBA Programs in Maryland (2021)

Washington Monthly College Guide

  • Best Bang for Your Buck College (2019)
  • Best Master's University (2019)

College Consensus

  • Best Regional Universities (2019)

The Student Loan Report

Frederick News-Post

  • Winner in the Frederick News-Post’s “Best of the Best” college and university category (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021)

Frederick County Office of Economic Development

President Andrea Chapdelaine

  • Top 50 CEO's, Frederick County of Economic Development (2019)
  • The Daily Record's Top 100 Women in Maryland (2019)