UMES aspires to be a Doctoral University and a national model for producing globally competent citizenry in the 21st century by:

  • Providing access to high quality, values-based educational experiences, especially to individuals who are first generation college students of all races, while emphasizing multicultural diversity and international perspectives;
  • Recruiting and retaining outstanding students, faculty, and staff who will learn, work and conduct world class research and development engagements that address the challenges of the future; and
  • Creating a culture to develop a systematic approach to successfully close the achievement gap.

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