USM Schools Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

“Our 12 universities offer students and families—especially those in Maryland—the opportunity to earn a highly respected degree, from a nationally ranked institution, at an extremely affordable price,” said USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret. “We take special pride that publications such as U.S. News, Kiplinger’s, and Washington Monthly are taking into account not only the value the USM brings to our students, but also to the economy and quality of life in the state of Maryland.”

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Introducing our New Visual Identity

The USM Foundation has a new visual identity! The new logo has elements of our former visual identity, the Maryland state flag, and the University System of Maryland's visual identity.

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Read Summer LeaderNotes

Many exciting things have been happening this spring and summer at the Foundation. Read our LeaderNotes newsletter to learn more!

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Read our new Strategic Plan

We are excited to present the University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation’s five-year strategic plan, Pioneers and Optimists, mapping our path forward in a world of uncertainty – and opportunity.

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View our Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report is available for download!

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