The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was founded in 1947. It is one of 11 accredited, degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM).
UMUC is the second-largest 4-year public university in Maryland and one of the largest distance learning universities. It serves over 90,000 students worldwide. Offering a broad range of cutting-edge classes, UMUC has earned a global reputation for excellence as a comprehensive virtual university and for focusing on the unique educational and professional development needs of adult students. The University offers 120 academic programs in-class and online, including bachelors, masters, and doctoral as well as certificate degrees.
The Universityís variety of learning formats affords maximum convenience to busy adult students who must balance the demands of full-time jobs, family, and community responsibilities.
Working adults, military personnel, and other students around the globe are achieving their academic goals through UMUCís innovative educational options, including online instruction, accelerated academic programs, and classroom-based courses taught during the daytime, evenings, and weekends.
Online Learning at University of Maryland University College is a joint project of the School of Undergraduate Studies and the Graduate School. UMUC offered its first distance education courses in 1972. Today, more than 30 percent of our students are enrolled in courses that do not require on-site class attendance. The Internet serves as their link to the university.
The Graduate Schoolís online courses are governed by the same academic standards as its on-site courses. Course content, texts, requirements, assignments, and class participation are comparable for online and on-site courses.
University of Maryland University College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
At University of Maryland University College offers an array of financial programs, including grants, loans, and scholarships. UMUCís highly trained and helpful financial aid specialists can help you find the option that's right for you.