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University of Maryland Global Campus Overview

Located in Adelphi, Maryland, University of Maryland Global Campus is a public institution. Adelphi is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is University of Maryland Global Campus Known For?

8,544 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at UMGC is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 5% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UMGC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $51,200 a year. That's about 25% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Maryland Global Campus Rankings

UMGC landed the #374 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UMGC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#101 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#138 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#194 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMGC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Legal Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMGC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Legal Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Information Science Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Non-Professional General Legal Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#7 Best Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Computer Science Degree
#29 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Maryland Global Campus?

Location of University of Maryland Global Campus

Contact details for UMGC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, MD 20783-8010
Phone: 301-985-7000
Website: www.umgc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMUC
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umuc

How Do I Get Into UMGC?

You can apply to UMGC online at: www.umgc.edu/admissions/steps-to-apply.cfm

Since University of Maryland Global Campus has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford University of Maryland Global Campus?

30% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMGC, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $5,749 a year. That adds up to $22,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMGC is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Maryland Global Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,472 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 46,162 undergraduate students at UMGC, with 9,472 being full-time and 36,690 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMGC

There are also 12,119 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,472 full-time undergraduates at UMGC, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMGC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maryland Global Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMGC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 496
Black or African American 2,453
Hispanic or Latino 1,218
White 3,706
International Students 116
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,483

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at University of Maryland Global Campus. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at University of Maryland Global Campus

48,432 Took All Classes Online
54,428 Took At Least One Class Online
5.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 31 bachelor’s degree and 17 master’s degree programs available online at UMGC. In 2017-2018, 54,428 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMGC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMGC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland Global Campus was 5.2%. This is the #137 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UMGC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMGC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 3%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 11%
Biotechnology 18%
Communication & Journalism 10%
Communication & Media Studies 10%
Communications Technologies & Support 11%
Computer & Information Sciences 1%
Education 2%
Educational Assessment 79%
English Language & Literature 1%
General English Literature 1%
Gerontology 31%
Graphic Communications 11%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10%
Health Professions 10%
History 6%
History 6%
Information Science 13%
Marketing 22%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 5%
Natural Resources & Conservation 20%
Natural Resources Conservation 20%
Nursing 33%
Political Science & Government 6%
Public Administration 11%
Public Administration & Social Service 4%
Systems Engineering 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMGC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMGC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biotechnology #1
Area Studies #1
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) #1
Gerontology #2
Other Public Administration #2
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #2
Systems Engineering #3
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) #3
Communications Technologies & Support #4
Computer Engineering #4
Romance Languages #4
Graphic Communications #4
Engineering #5
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #6
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #6
Political Science & Government #7
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #7
General English Literature #8
General Social Sciences #8
English Language & Literature #10
History #10
History #10
Fire Protection #11
Natural Resources Conservation #13
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #13
Management Information Systems #14
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #16
Natural Resources & Conservation #16
Information Science #18
Public Health #21
Communication & Media Studies #21
Finance & Financial Management #22
International Business #23
Instructional Media Design #23
Legal Professions #25
Communication & Journalism #27
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #28
Liberal Arts General Studies #29
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #29
Public Administration #31
General Psychology #35
Teacher Education Grade Specific #35
Marketing #38
Nursing #38
General Business/Commerce #38
Psychology #40
Social Sciences #42
Computer Information Systems #42
Information Technology #46
Public Administration & Social Service #48
Educational Administration #48
Human Resource Management #51
Computer & Information Sciences #54
Accounting #56
Criminal Justice & Corrections #59
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #60
Education #62
Health & Medical Administrative Services #66
Business Administration & Management #81
Business, Management & Marketing #89
Health Professions #90

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Maryland Global Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 101 1,067 68 2,259 0 3,495
Information Science 0 102 1,315 20 492 0 1,929
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,719 0 44 0 0 0 1,763
Information Technology 0 1 367 167 874 0 1,409
Computer Information Systems 0 12 562 1 0 0 575
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 414 2 125 0 541
Human Resource Management 0 92 389 55 0 0 536
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 229 8 212 0 449
General Psychology 0 0 437 0 0 0 437
Accounting 0 33 239 1 84 0 357
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 37 0 113 115 0 265
Nursing 0 0 187 0 0 0 187
General Social Sciences 0 0 155 0 0 0 155
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 154 0 0 0 154
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 124 0 0 0 124
Biotechnology 0 0 0 5 113 0 118
History 0 0 107 0 0 0 107
General English Literature 0 0 89 0 0 0 89
Political Science & Government 0 0 85 0 0 0 85
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 79 0 0 0 79
Marketing 0 0 73 0 0 0 73
Public Administration 0 0 70 0 0 0 70
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 65 0 0 0 65
Graphic Communications 0 0 57 0 0 0 57
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 9 44 0 53
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 48 0 0 0 0 48
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 46 46
Public Health 0 0 0 1 43 0 44
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 36 0 36
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 8 26 0 34
Educational Administration 0 0 0 7 23 0 30
Area Studies 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Gerontology 0 1 15 0 0 0 16
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Romance Languages 0 8 0 0 0 0 8
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Other Public Administration 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
International Business 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
Computer Programming 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Fire Protection 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,719 437 6,388 481 4,456 46 13,527

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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