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

2,360 Undergraduate Degrees
1,555 Graduate Degrees

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University of Maryland - University College Rankings

We have ranked University of Maryland - University College as #78 out of 408 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list.

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.

University of Maryland - University College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Maryland - University College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Computer Programming Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Maryland - University College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Information Science Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Information Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#3 Best Information Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#6 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#101 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Course Advisor

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

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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

9,607 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 47,253 undergraduate students at University of Maryland - University College, with 9,607 being full-time and 37,646 being part-time.

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

There are also 13,350 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,607 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 499
Black or African American 2,513
Hispanic or Latino 1,193
White 3,826
International Students 116
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,460

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 #81 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
General Information Science 13%
Information Science 13%

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
Informatics #2
Information Science #18
General Information Science #18
General Computer & Information Sciences #20
Computer & IS Security #36
Computer Information Systems #42
Information Technology #46

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 Computer Science Concentrations

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

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Information Science 102 1,315 20 492 1,929
Computer & IS Security 1 367 167 874 1,409
General Computer & Information Sciences 12 562 0 0 574
Informatics 0 0 1 0 1
General Computer Programming 1 0 0 0 1
Internet Technology 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 116 2,244 189 1,366 3,915

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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