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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

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

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