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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

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

Military & Veteran Awards

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

Specific Academic Program Awards

2022Among the premier global DBA providersCEO Magazine
2021Best Online Accounting Bachelor's Degree Programs for

Cybersecurity Competition Team Awards

Learn more about the Cybersecurity Competition Team and see a historical list of their awards and achievements.

20242nd & 3rd PlaceMAGIC CTF Competition 16
20242nd PlaceWorld Wide Technology Disarm Me CTF: Hack, Decrypt, Disable
2024No. 1 in Eastern RegionVirtual Internship and Varied Innovative Demonstrations (VIVID) CTF
2024No. 3Hack the Box U.S. University Rankings
2024No. 8Hack the Box Worldwide University Rankings
2024Advanced to RegionalsMid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC)
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

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History & Timeline

Discover how UMGC was started and learn about its milestones over the years.

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