University of Maryland University College - UMUC • Adelphi, United States; Online city, Online
UMUC is a public institution that grew from the University of Maryland’s adult evening programme. The university is based in Adelphi, Maryland as well as having a significant presence online. Approximately 85,000 students at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels are enrolled at the university.
For the last 65 years UMUC has carried out its main aim of providing remote education programmes mostly for adult, graduate, and professional students. As well as its headquarter campus in Adelphi and its online courses, the institution runs several satellite campuses throughout the nearby Baltimore-Washington area and worldwide.
UMUC is also an important education provider for the US Military, and has a presence in many bases such as Afghanistan and Dijbouti, Africa. Notably, UMUC was the first American university to provide education to overseas military servicemen and women, and also educates many US Military Veterans.
2 schools make up this university, namely the Undergraduate and the Graduate Schools. These parts of the university offer degrees and certificates in the subjects of data analytics, IT & computer science, business & management, education and teaching, and liberal arts & communication. Students may choose to complete their studies entirely online, or by a mixture of online and face-to-face classes. Education at UMUC stresses in particular the importance of real-world, practical examples so as to prepare students as best as possible for their careers after college. To complement this philosophy, the institution operates a range of student services including a career centre and 24-hour technical support. A further aid to students’ future careers is the university’s accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, making UMUC an impressive addition to any CV/résumé.
Over the years the university has been given many awards for its endeavours, and remains extremely up-to-date with the world of online education and the best ways in which to prepare students for the world after graduation.