With their outstanding credentials and proximity to Washington and the embassies of the world, Fazko Education was pleased to start our university partnerships with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity. The 2016 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges Guide” ranks UMBC high for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, tied with Yale at #6 on the list and ranked ahead of Stanford and Duke. In a new ranking of “Most Innovative Schools,” UMBC is #4 in the nation, joining MIT and Stanford in the top five. The rankings reflect results of a poll of presidents, provosts, and admissions officers at other national research universities.