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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

YearAwardSource
2023EC-Council Academic Partner of the Year AwardEC-Council
2023Cybersecurity Diversity Trailblazer AwardCybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.
2023Gold Award for MARS: UMGC's Virtual and AI Applied Learning Environment1EdTech
2022No. 1 Most Transfer Students in 2022U.S. News & World Report
2022EC-Council Academic Circle of Excellence AwardEC-Council
2022No. 5 Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in the U.S.OnlineU
2022America's Best Online Learning SchoolsNewsweek
2021No. 9 Most Innovative School (Regional Universities North)U.S. News & World Report
2021Best Online Bachelor's Degrees for ROIOnlineU
2021EC-Council Academia of the Year AwardEC-Council
2020EC-Council Academia Circle of Excellence AwardEC-Council
2019EC-Council Academia Circle of Excellence AwardEC-Council
2019Leader in Online EducationThe BestSchools.org
2019Best Online Colleges in MarylandGuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)
2019Top Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in the United StatesGuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)
2019Top Online Colleges in the United States GuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)

Military & Veteran Awards

YearAwardSource
2023No. 1 "Best for Vets" Online/Hybrid UniversityMilitary Times
2023No. 1 "Best for Vets" Employer (Education Category)Military Times
2022No. 1 “Best For Vets” in Primarily Online EducationMilitary Times
2022No. 5 “Best for Vets” CollegesMilitary Times
2022No. 1 "Best for Vets Employer" in Education - Teaching - AdministrationMilitary Times
2021No. 1 "Best for Vets Employer" in Education - Teaching - AdministrationMilitary Times
2019No. 3 Best for Vets 2020, Online & Nontraditional SchoolsMilitary Times
2019Best Military Friendly Online CollegesGuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)
2019No. 1 Best Yellow Ribbon Online Schools 2019GuideToOnlineSchools.com (now OnlineU)

Specific Academic Program Awards

YearAwardSource
2022Among the premier global DBA providersCEO Magazine
2021Best Online Accounting Bachelor's Degree Programs for ROIOnlineU.com
2020No. 2 Best Online Master's in Information TechnologyGuide to Online Schools (now OnlineU)
2020No. 14 Most Affordable Online Master's in Systems Engineering for 2020OnlineSchoolsReport.com
2020No. 2 Best Online Information Science Degrees for 2020, BS in Information Systems Management OnlineSchoolsReport.com
2019Best Online Colleges Offering Bachelor's in Human ResourcesSR Education Group
2019Best Online Colleges Offering Master's in Human ResourcesSR Education Group
2019Top Online Master's in Data Science Programs, UMGC's Master of Science in Data AnalyticsOnlineMasters.com
2019Top Online Master's in Biotechnology Programs, UMGC's Master of Science in Biotechnology OnlineMasters.com
2019Top Online Master's in Public Relations, UMGC's Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Public RelationsBestCollegeReviews.org
2019Best Cybersecurity Higher Education ProgramSC Magazine

Cybersecurity Competition Team Awards

YearAwardSource
20231st & 2nd PlaceCyberMaryland 2023: Maryland Cyber Challenge & Competition (MDC3)
20233rd PlaceParsons Cyber CTF (Denver, CO)
20232nd PlaceDMV Collegiate Capture the Future CTF
20232nd PlaceMAGIC CTF Competition 15
2023No. 3Hack the Box U.S. University Rankings
2023No. 22Hack the Box Worldwide University Rankings
2023FinalistHack the Building 2.0: Hospital Edition
20232nd PlaceMAGIC CTF Competition 14
20232nd PlaceNCAE Cyber Games - Northeast Regional
20221st, 2nd, & 3rd PlaceMAGIC CTF Competition
20222nd PlaceParsons Cyber CTF (Denver, CO) - September
20223rd PlaceParsons (Columbia, MD)
2022Bronze AwardHack the Port
20223rd PlaceNCAE Cyber Games - Northeast Regional
20211st PlaceParsons Cyber CTF (Denver, CO) - December
20213rd PlaceParsons (Columbia, MD)
20211st PlaceParsons Cyber CTF (Denver, CO) - September
20213rd Place & Honorable Mention: Unweighted 1st Place TeamMAGIC CTF X
20211st Place, UMGC Cyber Competition TeamCyberMaryland

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