TOP-RANKED MILITARY- AND VETERAN-FRIENDLY COLLEGE
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 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.
U.S. Veterans Magazine named UMUC among the "Best of the Best: Top Veteran-Friendly Schools" for 2015.
Victory Media, Inc., publisher of the magazines G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur, named UMUC to the 2015 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."
Military Advanced Education named UMUC to MAE's 2015 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By the Numbers
In 2015, UMUC was ranked No. 1 Best for Vets by Military Times in the online and non-traditional university category.
"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."
Check Out the Veterans Lounge
The UMUC Veterans Lounge is a great resource for our student veterans. There, you can talk with military and veteran staff or just relax and study.