These facts about University of Maryland Global Campus were last updated October 16, 2015.

University System of Maryland Institution with National Profile

  • In FY 2014, UMGC enrolled more students worldwide than any other four-year, degree-granting public university in the United States. (Calculated by comparing UMGC FY 2014 worldwide unduplicated headcount number with headcounts of all other public four-year degree-granting institutions, as reported by Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, known as IPEDS.)
  • The number of stateside students has increased by more than 40 percent over the last 10 years from 28,374 in fall 2004 to 47,906 in fall 2014.
  • Maryland Board of Regents projects estimate that UMGC's student headcount will grow 24 percent by 2024.

Leader in Online Education

  • In FY 2015, UMGC had more than 248,000 worldwide online course enrollments.
  • Currently, UMGC offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, and specializations, most of which can be completed entirely online.
  • In FY 2015, UMGC offered 975 distinct courses online.
  • UMGC has received five Online Learning Consortium—formerly known as the Sloan Consortium—awards for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning: for Institution-Wide Asynchronous Learning Network Programming; Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program for UMGC's Master of Distance Education, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Biotechnology; and Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching

Maryland Institution Addressing Maryland's Needs

  • UMGC is the largest recipient of Maryland community college transfer students and has alliance agreements with all 16 Maryland community colleges that include more than 300 articulated programs.
  • In FY 2015, UMGC served more than 32,000 Marylanders.
  • In FY 2015, UMGC offered on-site instruction at more than 20 locations in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia
  • Maryland residents represented 48 percent of UMGC's fall 2014 stateside enrolled students.
  • In FY 2015, UMGC enrolled more than 9,000 students in the undergraduate and graduate cyber security programs.

Global Institution

  • In FY 2015, UMGC's overseas divisions offered on-site classes in more than 20 countries and territories throughout the world, enrolling almost 11,000 individual students in undergraduate and graduate programs in Asia and Europe.
  • UMGC has received three IMS Global Learning Consortium awards: the Learning Impact Award; Best in Category, Faculty Development Network for the UMGC faculty e-zine; and Best in Category, Online Laboratory for UMGC's online hands-on labs in information assurance.

Minority Student Access Provider

  • UMGC enrolls more African American students than any of the four Maryland historically black colleges and universities. In fall 2014, 30 percent of UMGC's stateside students were African American students;minority students constituted 46 percent of the total enrollment.
  • In FY 2015, 25 percent of UMGC students who took at least one online class were African American.
  • In FY 2015, 36 percent of the master's degrees UMGC conferred were to awarded to African American students; 28 percent of all degrees and certificates at UMGC were awarded to African American students.

Working Adult Education Provider

  • In spring 2014, approximately 75 percent of undergraduate students enrolled in UMGC's stateside programs were working full-time.
  • More than half (54 percent) of UMGC stateside students are working parents.
  • In fall 2014, the median age for students enrolled in UMGC's stateside undergraduate programs was 31.

History of Educating the Military

  • In FY 2015, UMGC enrolled almost 52,000 active-duty military, reservist, dependent, and veteran students.
  • Currently, UMGC offers courses and/or services at more than 140 worldwide locations on four continents.
  • Military Times Edge ranked UMGC one of the "Best for Vets Colleges" in 2015.