University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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Location:   Princess Anne
President: Thelma B. Thompson
Founded: 1886
Undergraduate Students: 3,448
Graduate Students: 422
Full-Time Faculty: 174
Operating Budget: $89.2 million
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A historically black university on the rural Eastern Shore, UMES emphasizes the arts and sciences, agriculture, business and technology, and teacher education.True to its land-grant mission, the campus offers a number of unique programs geared to the needs of the region, including construction management, airway science, criminal justice, the health professions, and hotel and restaurant management. Pre-professional training is offered in eight fields.The university's 16 graduate offerings include doctoral programs in food science and technology, physical therapy, toxicology, marine-estuarine-environmental sciences, organizational leadership, and educational leadership.