University of Maryland – University College

The University of Maryland – University College (UMUC) is located in Adelphi, Maryland. The school has a 100% acceptance rate. UMUC has over 90,000 students around the world through that participate in the school’s distance education program. UMUC offers over 120 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs that are offered online or via traditional campus-based instruction. There are also opportunities for students to earn undergraduate and graduate certificates in various disciplines. UMUC is a member of the University System of Maryland.

UMUC is unique among accredited campus-based higher education institutions in that they are a distance education pioneer. They began offering online instruction via WebTycho interface using dial-up Internet access and continue today to offer distance education using the internet, television, and correspondence courses supported by the most current communication technologies. All online courses and programs are also offered in traditional classroom settings.

UMUC offers about 32 bachelor’s degree programs and 50 undergraduate certificates in areas such as social science, criminal justice/legal studies, communications, computer/information technology, business management, etc. Students can use online courses, traditional classrooms, or go through the Prior Learning and Cooperative Education programs to pursue education opportunities at UMUC. The University has an independent graduate school that offers about 20 master’s degree programs and around 40 graduate certificates. Most of the graduate programs at UMUC are available either through online learning formats or in a traditional classroom. UMUC also offers several master’s degree programs that are available only in an accelerated Executive format.

General Information

Admission Office
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783-8010
(301) 985-7000
(800) 888-8682
Fax: (301) 985-7364
admissions@umuc.edu
Contact: Jessica Sadaka
Director of Admissions
Main Address
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783-8010
(301) 985-7000
www.umuc.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 22,308
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 862
Degree-seeking undergrads: 21,061
Graduate enrollment: 11,864

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,640 $5,760 $5,760 $6,000 +4.17%
Books and Supplies $1,362 $1,360 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $7,002 $7,120 $6,760 $7,000 +3.55%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,010
In-state Student Fees $234
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $11,862
Out-of-state Fees $234

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 75 69%
Grant or scholarship aid 50 46% $199,345 $3,987
• Federal grants 41 38% $126,796 $3,093
• Pell grants 41 38% $122,502 $2,988
• Other federal grants 9 8% $4,294 $477
State/local government grant or scholarships 17 16% $61,899 $3,641
Institutional grants or scholarships 13 12% $10,650 $819
Student loan aid 61 56% $370,122 $6,068
• Federal student loans 60 56% $350,122 $5,835
• Other student loans 1 1% $20,000 $20,000

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2973 2783 42 295 958
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 4 3
Asian Studies/Civilization 4
Women’s Studies 3
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 8 53 14
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 8 3
Biotechnology 53 11
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1200 2175 42 530
Accounting 253 64
Accounting and Finance 101
Accounting and Related Services, Other 34 11
Business Administration and Management 749 1734 103
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 8 1
Business/Commerce 42
Business/Corporate Communications 7
Customer Service Management 3
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 13 6
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 21
Finance
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 117 104
Information Resources Management 10
International Business/Trade/Commerce 34 63 8
International Marketing 3
Management Information Systems 68 58
Management Science 36
Marketing/Marketing Management 47
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 4
Operations Management and Supervision 154 69
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 21
Communication and Journalism Programs 101
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 101
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 4
Graphic Communications
Pre-Press/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 4
Computing and Information Sciences 659 312 202
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 4
Computer and Information Sciences 275 2
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 20 22
Computer Graphics 5
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 13
Computer Programming/Programmer 15 58
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 23 4
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications 3
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 7
Information Science/Studies 364 274 84
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Education 76 34
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 33 34
Educational/Instructional Technology 43
Secondary Education and Teaching
Engineering 6
Computer Software Engineering 5
Systems Engineering 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 115
English Language and Literature 115
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1
Spanish Language and Literature 12
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 167 46
Environmental Health 61 23
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 7
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 106
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 16
History 85
History 85
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 179 30
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 2
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 139 26
Fire Services Administration 29 2
Forensic Science and Technology 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Human Services 7
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 7
Legal and Law Studies 44
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 44
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 47 295
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 47 295
Library Science 10
Library Science, Other 10
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 179 11
Gerontology 13
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 166 7
Natural Resources and Conservation 45
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation 45
Psychology 210
Psychology 210
Social Sciences 134 6
Political Science and Government 24
Political Science and Government, Other 1
Social Sciences 110 5
Work and Family Studies 5
Human Development and Family Studies 5

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 100%
Open admission

Undergrduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Asian Studies B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B,C
Business Administration/Management B,C
Human Resources Management B
Marketing Management B
Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General C
Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis C
Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C
Information Sciences/Systems B,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services
Fire Services Administration C

Social Sciences
Criminology B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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