Military Spouses & Families Military Dedication, Awards & Affiliations
Military Dedication, Awards & Affiliations


With a unique history and unmatched expertise, UMUC is one of the top military- and veteran-friendly schools in the country.

UMUC's Military Awards and Affiliations

Military Times Best for Vets 2016MILITARY TIMES: #4 BEST FOR VETS IN 2016

Military Times ranked UMUC No. 4 in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 annual survey of online and non-traditional colleges and universities. UMUC has now placed in the top 5 of these rankings two years in a row.

US Vetern's Magazine: Best of the Best LogoU.S. VETERANS MAGAZINE: BEST OF THE BEST

U.S. Veterans Magazine named UMUC among the "Best of the Best: Top Veteran-Friendly Schools" for 2015.

Military Advanced Education: Military-Friendly CollegeMilitary Advanced Education & Transition:
Military-Friendly College

Military Advanced Education & Transition named UMUC to their 2016 Guide to Top Colleges & Universities.

Military Times Best For Vets 2015MILITARY TIMES: #1 BEST FOR VETS IN 2015

Military Times ranked UMUC No. 1 in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 annual survey of online and non-traditional colleges and universities.

Post 9-11 GI Bill Logo Yellow Ribbon Participant

UMUC proudly participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill®1 Yellow Ribbon Program. This means we've made a commitment to student veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help you avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed your Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.

VA LogoVetSuccess on Campus

UMUC takes part in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Principles of Excellence program. The VA has also selected UMUC to participate in VetSuccess on Campus. The program provides veteran students with a full-time VA counselor. The counselor will help ease your transition to civilian life by supporting you and giving you guidance on VA benefits and services.

Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges LogoServicemembers Opportunity
College Member

UMUC has long participated in Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, an association of schools that works together to reduce residency requirements for military personnel and their families. The group also makes it easier for you to enroll and transfer credits from one SOC college to another.

Got Your Six LogoGot Your Six Pledge

UMUC has signed the Got Your 6 pledge. Got Your 6 bridges the civilian-military divide by creating a new conversation in America so veterans and military families are recognized as leaders and civic assets.

Council of College and Military EducatorsCouncil of College and Military Educators

UMUC is proud to be a member of the Council of College and Military Educators, an organization that facilitates the exchange of information on educational programs, strategies, and innovation in the military education community through its programs and services.

1 GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

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By the Numbers


In 2015, UMUC was ranked No. 1 Best for Vets by Military Times in the online and non-traditional university category.

Our Proud History of Serving the Armed Forces

UMUC was the first American university to educate U.S. military personnel overseas.