UMGC's Master of Science in Data Analytics program received two prestigious awards from the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference: the Outstanding Program Award and the Partnership Award for its program partnership with IBM.

UMGC and the Data Analytics program were recognized by UPCEA for "navigating a challenging present to sail into a more promising future. In many ways, . . . UMGC has done exactly this, providing educational opportunities for students from across the globe for the past 65 years."

UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Based in Washington, D.C., UPCEA serves more than 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. Since its founding in 1915, the association has served its members with conferences and seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities, and timely publications.