University of Maryland University College is a Maryland-based public institution of higher education with open admission, global reach and a specific mission: to offer quality academic programs to students whose responsibilities may include jobs, family and military service. A pioneer in adult and distance education since 1947, UMUC strives to harness the power of learning science and technology to educate its students. Today, the University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as support services to about 97,000 students in Maryland and around the world.
UMUC is unique in having served the educational needs of the U.S. military across the span of eight decades. A member institution of the University System of Maryland, UMUC is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.