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Awards & Recognition

UMGC has received national acclaim as a top military- and veteran-trusted university.

University of Maryland Global Campus is consistently ranked as a top-tier school for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. We’re proud of our history and continued dedication to educating and supporting servicemembers and veterans since World War II.

Affiliations & Recognitions

Yellow Ribbon Participant

UMGC proudly participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program. This means we've made a commitment to student veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help you avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed your Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.

GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available on the U.S. government GI Bill website.


VetSuccess on Campus

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UMGC takes part in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Principles of Excellence program. The VA has also selected UMGC to participate in VetSuccess on Campus. The program provides veteran students with a full-time VA counselor. The counselor will help ease your transition to civilian life by supporting you and giving you guidance on VA benefits and services.


Council of College & Military Educators

UMGC is proud to be a member of the Council of College and Military Educators, an organization that facilitates the exchange of information on educational programs, strategies, and innovation in the military education community through its programs and services.

Military-Specific Awards

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
2019No. 1 Best Yellow Ribbon Online Schools
2018No. 4 Best Cybersecurity Program 2018Military Times
2018No. 1 Best College 2018, Online & Nontraditional SchoolsMilitary Times
2017Top SchoolMilitary Advanced Education & Transition
2017No. 5 in the United States, UMGC Cybersecurity ProgramsMilitary Times
2017Top Public University for Veterans in 2017Military Times
2016Best of the Best: Top Veteran-Friendly SchoolsU.S. Veterans Magazine
2016No. 4 Best for Vets in Nontraditional Universities CategoryMilitary Times
2015No. 1 Best for Vets in Nontraditional Universities CategoryMilitary Times
2015Best of the Best: Top Veteran-Friendly SchoolsU.S. Veterans Magazine

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