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

2,360 Undergraduate Degrees
1,555 Graduate Degrees

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University of Maryland Global Campus Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UMGC is ranked #78 out of 408 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

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
#1 Most Popular Online Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#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 UMGC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Computer Systems Networking Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Computer Programming Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree 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 UMGC 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 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

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 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 #81 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
General Information Science 13%
Information Science 13%

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
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 Global Campus 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
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 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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