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University of Maryland University College Recognized as an Online College Leader

TBS has recognized UMUC as a leader of online education in the areas of computers & technology and criminal justice & legal for having several ranking online programs in these areas, offered through The Undergraduate School and The Graduate School.

The Undergraduate School

The Undergraduate School at University of Maryland–University College is dedicated to meeting the needs of busy, nontraditional students, offering undergraduate degree and certificate programs in a wide range of fields. Students may pursue topics of such as accounting, criminal justice, computer science, digital media, cybersecurity, homeland security, information systems management, marketing, and public safety administration. With many accelerated and online degree options, professional opportunities and career resources, and curricula geared toward career readiness, the school provides flexible education options for students seeking professional advancement on their own terms.

The Undergraduate School offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

The Graduate School

The Graduate School at the University of Maryland–University College offers graduate, doctoral, and professional degree and certificate programs in a wide range of fields. Busy, working students seeking to advance their careers enjoy flexible, professionally–focused programs in topics including business administration, cybersecurity, data analytics, healthcare administration, information technology, management, accounting, and cloud computing architecture. Students benefit from accelerated and online degree programs, professional experience opportunities, and career development resources.

The Graduate School offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:


The University of Maryland University College has been dedicated to educating veterans, service members, and working professionals for more than 70 years. In 1949, UMUC became the first institution to send faculty to Europe with the aim of serving active-duty military members stationed abroad. Now the nation's largest online public university, UMUC offers more than 90 online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

University of Maryland University College Online Statistics

Public/Private Public
Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Date Founded 1947
Colors Yellow, black, and red

University of Maryland University College Accreditation, Tuition, & Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

The University of Maryland University College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). UMUC holds additional programmatic accreditations from the Commission for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Program Level Cost
In–state undergraduate $300 per credit hour
Out–of–state undergraduate $499 per credit hour
In–state graduate $480 per credit hour
Out–of–state graduate $659 per credit hour

*Specialized graduate programs, such as cybersecurity or business administration, require higher tuition rates. Military servicemembers and their families qualify for reduced tuition. Hybrid courses may cost less per credit.


UMUC does not require ACT or SAT scores for undergraduate admission. Students who hold a high school diploma or the equivalent are eligible for admission. Transfer students with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.0 may be admitted conditionally.

UMUC does not require GRE or GMAT scores for graduate admission. Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Some programs carry additional admission requirements.

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UMUC Online Degrees Offered

UMUC offers five online undergraduate certificates, 32 online bachelor’s degrees, 18 online master’s degrees, 13 online graduate certificates, and two online doctoral degrees.

  • UMUC’s school of Business and Management offers three online undergraduate certificates, eight online bachelor’s degrees, 17 online master’s degrees including 14 management concentrations, four online graduate certificates, and two doctoral degrees.
  • Cybersecurity programs include one online undergraduate certificate, three online bachelor’s degrees, five online master’s degrees, and three online graduate certificates.
  • Data analytics programs include one online graduate certificate and two online master’s degrees.
  • Education and teaching programs include two online graduate certificates, four online master’s degrees, and one online doctoral degree.
  • Healthcare and science programs include nine online bachelor’s degrees, two online graduate certificates, and seven online master’s degrees.
  • IT and computer science programs include two online undergraduate certificates, six online bachelor’s degrees, five online graduate certificates, and 14 online master’s degrees including eight concentrations in information technology.
  • Liberal arts and communication programs include one online undergraduate certificate and nine online bachelor’s degrees.
  • Public safety programs include five online bachelor’s degrees, one online graduate certificate, and seven online master’s degrees.

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