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Facts at a Glance

View at-a-glance facts about UMGC, including number of students, locations, degree programs, and more.

Last updated January 2024.

University System of Maryland Institution with Global Reach

  • In FY 2022, UMGC enrolled more students worldwide than any other four-year, degree-granting public university in the United States. (Calculated by comparing UMGC FY 2022 worldwide unduplicated headcount number with headcounts of all other public four-year degree-granting institutions, as reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, known as IPEDS.)
  • In FY 2023, UMGC's overseas divisions offered on-site classes in more than 20 countries and territories throughout the world, enrolling more than 19,000 individual students in undergraduate and graduate programs in Asia and Europe.

Leader in Online Education

  • In FY 2023, UMGC had more than 311,000 worldwide online course enrollments.
  • Currently, UMGC offers more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, most of which can be completed entirely online.
  • In FY 2023, UMGC offered 941 distinct courses online.
  • In 2023, UMGC received the Gold Award for MARS (UMGC's virtual and AI applied learning environment) by EdTech.
  • In 2022, UMGC was ranked as one of the Best Online Learning Schools in the United States by Newsweek and as one of the Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in the United States by OnlineU.
  • UMGC's cybersecurity competition team placed 1st and 2nd at the CyberMaryland 2023: Maryland Cyber Challenge & Competition (MDC3).
  • UMGC's cybersecurity competition team placed 2nd at the 2023 DMV Collegiate Capture the Future CTF.

Maryland Institution Addressing Maryland's Needs

  • UMGC has alliance agreements with all 16 Maryland community colleges that include more than 220 program articulations.
  • UMGC is the largest recipient of Maryland community college transfer students among other USM institutions.
  • In FY 2023, UMGC served more than 30,000 Marylanders.
  • In FY 2023, UMGC offered on-site instruction at more than 20 locations in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.
  • Since 2017, UMGC has offered more than 15,000 Maryland Completion Scholarships.
  • In FY 2023, UMGC served 8,065 military students from Maryland.

Minority Student Access Provider

  • UMGC enrolls more African American students than any of the four Maryland historically black colleges and universities. In FY 2023, 28 percent of UMGC's students were African American; minority students constituted 55 percent of the total enrollment.
  • In FY 2023, 28 percent of UMGC students who took at least one online course were African American.
  • In FY 2023, 35 percent of the master's degrees UMGC conferred were awarded to African American students; 29 percent of all degrees and certificates at UMGC were awarded to African American students.

Working Adult Education Provider

  • 78 percent of students enrolled in UMGC's programs work full-time (40 hours per week).
  • About 35 percent of UMGC students are employed and have children.
  • In FY 2023, the average age for students enrolled in UMGC's undergraduate programs was 31.

History of Educating the Military

  • In 1949, UMGC answered the U.S. Department of Defense call to teach American troops stationed in post WWII Europe; in 1956, in Asia; in 2005, in the Middle East.
  • UMGC faculty have taught in war zones including Vietnam, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
  • UMGC operates on U.S. military installations in 20+ countries and territories under three contracts: Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
  • In FY 2023, UMGC enrolled more than 56,000 active-duty military, reservist, dependent, and veteran students.
  • Currently, UMGC offers courses and/or services at more than 175 worldwide locations..
  • In 2022, UMGC was ranked No. 1 "Best for Vets" in the Primarily Online Education category by Military Times.