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Awards & Recognition

UMGC has garnered awards for academic quality, online education, affordability, and more.

University of Maryland Global Campus has repeatedly been recognized for our innovative educational programs and commitment to excellence. Our most recent awards are listed below.

Online Education and Excellence Awards

Year Award Source
2022 No. 1 Most Transfer Students in 2022 U.S. News & World Report
2022 America's Best Online Learning Schools Newsweek
2021 No. 9 Most Innovative School (Regional Universities North) U.S. News & World Report
2021 Best Online Bachelor's Degrees for ROI OnlineU
2021 EC-Council Academia of the Year Award EC-Council
2020 EC-Council Academia Circle of Excellence Award EC-Council
2019 EC-Council Academia Circle of Excellence Award EC-Council
2019 Leader in Online Education The BestSchools.org
2019 Best Online Colleges in Maryland GuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)
2019 Top Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in the United States GuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)
2019 Top Online Colleges in the United States  GuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)

Military & Veteran Awards

Year Award Source
2021 No. 1 "Best for Vets Employer" in Education - Teaching - Administration Military Times
2019 No. 3 Best for Vets 2020, Online & Nontraditional Schools Military Times
2019 Best Military Friendly Online Colleges GuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)
2019 No. 1 Best Yellow Ribbon Online Schools 2019 GuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)

Specific Academic Program Awards

Year Award Source
2022 Among the premier global DBA providers CEO Magazine
2021 Best Online Accounting Bachelor's Degree Programs for ROI OnlineU.com
2020 No. 2 Best Online Master's in Information Technology Guide to Online Schools (now OnlineU)
2020 No. 14 Most Affordable Online Master's in Systems Engineering for 2020 OnlineSchoolsReport.com
2020 No. 2 Best Online Information Science Degrees for 2020, BS in Information Systems Management  OnlineSchoolsReport.com
2019 Best Online Colleges Offering Bachelor's in Human Resources SR Education Group
2019 Best Online Colleges Offering Master's in Human Resources SR Education Group
2019 Top Online Master's in Data Science Programs, UMGC's Master of Science in Data Analytics OnlineMasters.com
2019 Top Online Master's in Biotechnology Programs, UMGC's Master of Science in Biotechnology  OnlineMasters.com
2019 Top Online Master's in Public Relations, UMGC's Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Public Relations BestCollegeReviews.org
2019 Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program SC Magazine

Student Team Awards

Year Award Source
2021 1st Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team CyberMaryland
2020 1st Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team MAGIC, Inc. CTF-009
2020 3rd Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team MAGIC, Inc. CTF-009
2020 2nd Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team  MAGIC, Inc. CTF
2020 3rd Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team MAGIC, Inc. CTF
2020 3rd Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team VMware, Inc.
2020 1st Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team SecureSet Cybersecurity Academy
2019 2nd Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team  Silver Bracket National Cyber League
2019 3rd Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team CyberMaryland
2019 1st Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team Montgomery College CTF 4 Year Division
2019 2nd & 3rd Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team Zero Day Con CTF
2019 3rd Place, UMGC Cyber Competition Team  MAGIC, Inc. CTF

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