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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 (2022) 

  • Best Regional Universities 
  • Best Colleges for Veterans 
  • Best Values School 
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • Best Undergraduate Computer Science Program

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • Best National Institution (2022)

Money Magazine

  • Best Value College (2020-21)

Intelligent

  • The Best Colleges in Maryland: Lowest Student Debt (2022)

LendEdU

  • Best Colleges for Financial Aid (2021)

EDsmart

  • 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)

President Andrea Chapdelaine

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