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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.

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University of Maryland Global Campus Rankings

UMGC landed the #175 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,125 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
#15 Best Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 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 Most Popular Online Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Computer Information Systems 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
#14 Best Associate Degree Schools Course Advisor
#21 Best Computer & IS Security Schools College Factual
#22 Best Information Science Schools College Factual
#27 Best Information Technology Schools College Factual
#91 Best Computer Information Systems Schools College Factual
#100 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Maryland Global Campus?

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Contact details for UMGC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, MD 20783-8010
Phone: 301-985-7000
Website: www.umuc.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

As long as you submit the requested materials to University of Maryland Global Campus 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 Global Campus?

27% 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 27% of students took out student loans averaging $6,996 a year. That adds up to $27,984 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

10,425 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 47,080 undergraduate students at UMGC, with 10,425 being full-time and 36,655 being part-time.

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There are also 11,446 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,425 full-time undergraduates at UMGC, 51% are male and 49% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 568
Black or African American 2,680
Hispanic or Latino 1,417
White 4,089
International Students 136
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,535

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

49,026 Took All Classes Online
53,917 Took At Least One Class Online
2.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 32 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at UMGC. In 2019-2020, 53,917 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UMGC Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland Global Campus was $7,056 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $12,336. The following table shows how UMGC is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Information Science #1 #1
General Information Science #1 #1
Information Technology #10 #13
Computer & IS Security #10 #13
General Computer & Information Sciences #16 #22
Computer Information Systems #28 #54

Online Growth Rankings of UMGC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland Global Campus was 2.6%. This is the #627 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UMGC regardless of major.

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 #14
Information Science #123
General Information Science #123
General Computer & Information Sciences #129
Computer & IS Security #209
Information Technology #315
Computer Information Systems #342

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 TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 0
Informatics 0
General Information Science 0
Computer & IS Security 0
TOTAL 0

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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