Military Veterans Military Dedication, Awards & Affiliations
Military Dedication, Awards & Affiliations

Serving the Armed Forces for 65+ Years

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

Experience counts. As a student, you'll benefit from our unmatched level of military know-how. University of Maryland University College began helping military personnel advance their careers in 1947, and we established our first classrooms for deployed troops in Germany in 1949.

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North Africa UMUC Economics Class

Major Nathan Pollack's economics class fought the North African heat by meeting outdoors at Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli, Libya. Photo by Al Danneger.

Today, more than 55,000 military-affiliated students attend UMUC, and we're on the ground in 25 countries at more than 150 locations.

Whether you're active duty, a veteran, a spouse, or a family member, you can rely on UMUC to stand by your side as you pursue your degree. We understand the work you'll put in and the sacrifices you'll make. We also know the steps you need to take to achieve your educational goals.

UMUC's Military Awards and Affiliations

Best For Vets Colleges 2014 LogoMilitary Times: Best for Vets College

Military Times magazine named UMUC to Best for Vets: Colleges 2014, a ranking that results from the magazine's annual survey of colleges and universities.

Military Friendly Schools 2014 LogoGI Jobs: Military Friendly School

Victory Media, Inc., publisher of the magazines G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur, named UMUC to the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools. Victory Media's list comprises the "top 20 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students."

Miitary Friendly Colleges Universities 2014 LogoMilitary Advanced Education:
Military-Friendly College

Military Advanced Education named UMUC to MAE's 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.

Post 9-11 GI Bill Logo Yellow Ribbon Participant

UMUC proudly participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill 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.

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Our Proud History of Serving the Armed Forces

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

Gregory Barber Veteran Alumnus"I was looking for something that if I was deployed, I would have access to it online wherever I go. At the time, I was looking at a couple of colleges, but UMUC caught my eye."

Gregory Barber

U.S. Air Force Veteran
Information Systems Security Engineer, Department of Defense Contractor
Master of Business Administration