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University of Maryland, College Park

Organizations across the country are supporting the 2020 Census. We'll regularly feature some of them here, looking at who they are and why an accurate census is so important to them.

University of Maryland, College Park

Organization Name: University of Maryland

Headquarters Location: College Park, Maryland

About: The mission of the University of Maryland, College Park, is to provide excellent teaching, research, and service. The university educates students and advances knowledge in areas of importance to the state, the nation, and the world, and is committed to being a preeminent national center for research and for graduate education.

Census Bureau Partner Since: 2018

"An accurate census count is essential to ensure communities receive the funding and resources they require. Inaccurate counts may lead to underserved communities, which may lead to inadequacies in schools, infrastructure, and potential redistricting."

— Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, director of the University of Maryland's Office of Community Engagement

Does the University Use Census Bureau Data? 

The administration uses analytics to evaluate student demographics. And there are many researchers on campus who use census data on a regular basis to conduct research projects with numerous applications to public policy. Areas of study range from social inequality, to public health, to labor economics and beyond.

Learn more about the University of Maryland's partnership with the Census Bureau, and read past spotlights.

Contact the U.S. Census Bureau's Public Information Office for media inquiries or interviews.