“Chronicle” names UMBC one of the nation’s best colleges to work for, with honors

Published: Jul 16, 2018

Hundreds of professionals sit around tables in a room, talking, in groups of 8-10
Faculty and staff connect at the summer 2017 UMBC Retreat.

It’s official: UMBC is one of the best universities to work for in the nation, for the ninth year in a row.

The Chronicle Great Colleges to Work For 2018 Honor Roll iconUMBC is one of a select set of universities across the country to be named to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 “Great Colleges to Work For” list. The university is also distinguished as an exceptional “honor roll” university for the eighth year in a row, excelling in nearly every measured category.

This year, UMBC’s categories of top achievement include:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Professional/Career Development Programs
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Teaching Environment
  • Work/Life Balance
University professionals sit around table with computers, talking to one another.
Faculty and staff meet in the Chemistry Discovery Center at the summer 2017 UMBC Retreat.

“This honor is meaningful for us because it reflects how UMBC is truly a supportive and inclusive community,” says President Freeman Hrabowski. “This is a place where we believe in mutual respect and in achieving great things when we combine our strengths and work together toward our shared vision.”

The Chronicle describes the “Great Colleges to Work For” survey as the “most comprehensive workplace study in higher education.” All accredited U.S. institutions with enrollment of at least 500 students were invited to participate, and 253 colleges and universities did so this year. The 2018 findings are based on survey responses from more than 53,000 faculty, staff, and administrators.

UMBC is the only research university in Maryland to be recognized as a Chronicle of Higher Education “Great College to Work For” this year.

See more rankings coverage through UMBC News.

Banner image: UMBC in spring 2018. All photos by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

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