Established in 2000, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a unique partnership of nine University System of Maryland universities on one convenient campus in Montgomery County.

Each university provides its most in-demand academic programs and awards its own degrees. USG, in turn, provides centralized on-site student, academic and administrative services in the areas of admissions, financial aid, technology, student support and campus life.

This integrated approach allows USG to offer accessible pathways to more than 80 upper-level undergraduate, graduate and professional degree and certificate programs. With programs available on a flexible full-time, part-time, daytime, evening and weekend basis, students are able to complete their education in a cost-effective and timely manner while staying close to home.

USG’s innovative and pioneering partnership approach to higher education is designed to connect college students to outstanding career opportunities, while providing regional employers with a highly educated, skilled workforce. 

Everything You Need to Succeed on One Campus

In Demand Degrees

The 80+ programs at USG are offered through nine renowned Maryland public universities.

Convenient Location

USG’s location in Rockville enables local students to balance work and family life with academics.

Support Services

Student and academic services including internships, career advising, counseling, writing and study skills are all available on campus.


Students enrolled in programs at USG are eligible to receive scholarships from both their university AND from USG.

Small Classes

USG is the perfect option for students seeking a smaller, individualized classroom feel. The average class size is 30-35.

Fun Student Life

Students at USG are sure to find their niche with 50+ student organizations and fun events on campus.