UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


The University of Baltimore was founded in 1925 as a private coeducational institution. To serve working adults, the University initially offered evening programs and in 1927 added day courses as well.

By 1970, Eastern College and the Mt. Vernon School of Law merged with the University of Baltimore, and in 1973 the former Baltimore College of Commerce affiliated with it. The University joined the Maryland State system of higher education in 1975. At that time, it was designated an upper-division (junior-senior level) and graduate university. In 1988, the University of Baltimore became part of the University of Maryland System (Chapter 246, Acts of 1988). The System was renamed University System of Maryland in 1997 (Chapter 114, Acts of 1997).

Career-oriented students are drawn to the University of Baltimore. Half are undergraduates and half are graduate students. More than 80 percent work full- or part-time. University services and programs are designed to support working students with a strong cooperative education program for undergraduates, convenient student service hours, and flexible scheduling of classes and programs.

University of Baltimore programs are administered through the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, the Robert G. Merrick School of Business, and the School of Law. The University houses the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy, the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, the International and Comparative Law Center, and the Jacob France Center. The University is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the American Bar Association, among others. It holds membership in the Association of American Law Schools.

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