Education data provider College Factual has ranked University of Maryland University College No. 6 in the nation in its Best Colleges for Returning Adults for 2017. 

Recognizing the unique higher education needs of nontraditional students, College Factual ranked schools according to how well they address the needs of nontraditional students who might be resuming their education for any variety of reasons and who fall outside the profile of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students under the age of 24. College Factual's ranking is based on a range of factors that includes regional accreditation, salary outcomes, flexibility of degree options, and percentage of students over the age of 24, among other criteria.

College Factual is an online education data resource created to help students make more informed choices in finding and selecting the best schools for them.