At University of Maryland University College, you can achieve your true potential—one class, one semester, one accomplishment at a time. Get ready for your best, most confident self to emerge.

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A Recognized and Respected University

A degree earned at UMUC carries respect across the nation and around the world. UMUC is accredited and adheres to standards set by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. And UMUC is one of the 12 member institutions of the renowned University System of Maryland.

Career-Relevant Academics

From soft skills to industry-specific expertise, UMUC can help you become more valuable in your current role and in the job market. We offer 90+ degrees, specializations, and certificates, including programs in high-growth fields like cyber security, data analytics, and healthcare.

Classes are taught by knowledgeable faculty, many of whom bring industry experience and real-world perspectives. Our curriculum is designed so what you're learning can be applied right away on the job, helping you to build your professional value from your very first class. The skills, knowledge, and confidence you develop throughout your studies can help you to stand out in the competitive job market, expand your career options, and achieve more financial security.

Convenient and Flexible Learning Options

At UMUC, you can design a class schedule to fit your busy life schedule. With multiple start dates each semester, we make it easier to balance classes with work and family responsibilities. 

Take classes online, or choose from 28 locations in the United States offering hybrid classes in the D.C. region and around the country. UMUC has 140+ worldwide locations with student services, including military bases in Europe and Asia

In addition to choosing when and how you learn, you can choose from a wide range of minors, specializations, certificates, and dual degrees to customize your academic program with a specialized skill set.

Affordable Tuition and Financing Options

Beyond our state university tuition rates, UMUC offers a wide range of options to make your education more affordable. We'll work with you to explore all financing options—from scholarships to lower tuition rates for federal government employees and members of the military community—to find a path that works for your budget.

In addition, we accept transfer credits and offer fast paths to credit for college-level learning you acquired on the job, in the military, or through other experiences. These options help many students graduate faster and save money.

Military- and Veteran-Trusted

Since our founding in 1947, UMUC has been dedicated to the education of military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. Today, our student body includes more than 50,000 military servicemembers, veterans, and military family members. 

To best meet the needs of military and veteran students, we have specially trained and dedicated staff who can help you navigate benefits, relocations, and other challenges unique to military-affiliated students, and we created a Veterans Resource Center to help make the transition to civilian life easier. Learn more about our many military- and veteran-trusted awards.

Top Questions About UMUC Answered

What does regional accreditation mean, and why does accreditation matter? +

UMUC is accredited and adheres to standards set by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. UMUC is one of the 12 member institutions of the renowned University System of Maryland.

Taking courses from a regionally accredited school makes transferring credits easier. More importantly, regional accreditation adds credibility and respect to your degree. To earn accreditation, a university must pass a peer review by faculty and administrators from similar institutions.

Will a UMUC degree help further my career? +

UMUC's academic programs are designed to be practical, applicable, and career-relevant. Our classes are taught by faculty who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Our curriculum is aligned with the skills and knowledge most sought after in today's competitive job market.

Can I afford to attend UMUC? +

With state university tuition rates, flexible transfer credit programs, scholarships, and financial aid, UMUC can help you bring a degree within reach. We'll help you develop a plan that's affordable for you.

Can a UMUC education fit my lifestyle? +

With online and hybrid classes as well as rolling admission and multiple start dates each term, we make it easy to fit education into your life. Plus, we offer flexible transfer credit options and fast paths to credit, including credit for military experience, prior learning, and learning on the job.

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