Active-Duty Military Our Students & Alumni
Our Students & Alumni

Our Students Are Our Story

Your learning experience will be enriched by the diverse group of highly motivated military and civilian students who choose UMUC.

Most University of Maryland University College students are busy professionals looking to improve their opportunities for career advancement or make a career change. 

They include our active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve students who want to use their military education benefits, financial aid, scholarships, and other payment options and position themselves for successful military careers or prepare to separate from the armed forces.

Many of our military-affiliated students and attend school part-time to help balance their educational goals with their other commitments, including their careers and families.

Our students come to us from every branch of the military, and many transfer in credits from military experience or college coursework.

Student Perspectives on the Military and UMUC

Here's what our students and alumni are saying about why UMUC was the right choice for them.

Major General James Freeze Alumnus "The education was tremendous. It provided fantastic opportunities for those of us that were prepared to take advantage of it. UMUC provided the opportunity. We had to move out and do something about it."

James E. Freeze

Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Bachelor's Degree in Military Science

Kirk Clear Veteran And Alumnus

"UMUC was willing to take all of my previous credits, and with the flexibility that UMUC offered, I was able to knock out my undergrad degree and went on and finished my master’s … and had all that lined up before I went and retired from the military."

Kirk Clear

U.S. Air Force Veteran
Senior Management Analyst
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Monica Graves Veteran And Student"UMUC provides the opportunity a lot of times for students to apply their knowledge to a real-life scenario. … I think that's very effective."

Monica Graves

U.S. Army Veteran
Legal Secretary, National Labor Relations Board
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

USAF Veteran and UMUC Student Terry Bowie"The hybrid format and the online options give adult students some flexibility … great options for an active lifestyle."

Terry Bowie

U.S. Air Force Veteran
Vice President, VeteransSuccess Club
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Fast Facts


of active-duty students pursue an  undergraduate degree or certificate


active-duty students study at UMUC each year


of active-duty students enroll part-time

VeteransSuccess Club

The VeteransSuccess Club is the UMUC chapter of Student Veterans of America. The student-run club is another way the university supports our veterans as they pursue higher education and transition into civilian life. We've hosted a wide range of events, from résumé workshops to presentations on internships to talks on mental health issues.

Academic Programs
for Military Personnel

UMUC's Learning Community

Find out how our student body of busy adult students elevates the classroom experience.