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University of Maryland - University College Overview

University of Maryland - University College is a public institution situated in Adelphi, Maryland. Adelphi is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is University of Maryland - University College Known For?

9,714 Full-Time Undergraduates
$13,672 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at University of Maryland - University College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 5% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from University of Maryland - University College with a bachelor's degree make about $51,200 a year. That's 25% more than those who graduate from other schools.

University of Maryland - University College Rankings

College Factual ranked University of Maryland - University College as #1,616 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. University of Maryland - University College also holds the #26 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that University of Maryland - University College has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for University of Maryland - University College

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 48
Best Colleges for Veterans 100
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 215
Best Colleges 1,616

Where Is University of Maryland - University College?

Location of University of Maryland - University College

Contact details for University of Maryland - University College 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 University of Maryland - University College?

You can apply to University of Maryland - University College online at: www.umgc.edu/admissions/steps-to-apply.cfm

As long as you submit the requested materials to University of Maryland - University College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford University of Maryland - University College?

30% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Maryland - University College is $13,672. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 University of Maryland - University College, 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 University of Maryland - University College 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 - University College Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,714 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 45,604 undergraduate students at University of Maryland - University College, with 9,714 being full-time and 35,890 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Maryland - University College

There are also 13,775 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,714 full-time undergraduates at University of Maryland - University College, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Maryland - University College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Maryland - University College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 485
Black or African American 2,505
Hispanic or Latino 1,099
White 4,129
International Students 115
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,381

Geographic Diversity

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

Online Learning at University of Maryland - University College

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 University of Maryland - University College. 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 University of Maryland - University College 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 University of Maryland - University College

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

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Maryland - University College 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 University of Maryland - University College 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 University of Maryland - University College.

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 - University College Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Maryland - University College awarded 16,214 undergraduate degrees and 9,004 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 239 84 0
Area Studies 0 30 0 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 22 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 113 0
Business Administration & Management 0 1,067 2,259 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 154 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 562 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 414 125 0
Educational Administration 0 0 23 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 26 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 124 0 0
Fire Protection 0 1 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 46
General English Literature 0 89 0 0
General Psychology 0 437 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 155 0 0
Gerontology 0 15 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 57 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 229 212 0
History 0 107 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 389 0 0
Information Science 0 1,315 492 0
Information Technology 0 367 874 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 44 0
International Business 0 1 2 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,719 44 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 115 0
Marketing 0 73 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 65 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 79 0 0
Nursing 0 187 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 6 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 5 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 85 0 0
Public Administration 0 70 0 0
Public Health 0 0 43 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 8 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 36 0
Total 3,438 12,776 8,912 92

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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