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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!

Rankings Sept 2019U.S. News and World Report

  • Best Value
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Best Colleges for Veterans
  • Best Regional Universities

Money Magazine

  • Best Value College

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • Best National Institution

Washington Monthly College Guide

  • Best Bang for Your Buck College
  • Best Master's University

College Consensus

  • Best Regional Universities


  • Best Colleges and Universities in Maryland


  • Best Colleges for Financial Aid

Plexuss Global Rankings

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

Nursing Schools Almanac

  • Best Nursing Schools in Maryland

Best Value Schools

  • Best MBA Programs in Maryland 

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)