University of Maryland-University College in Adelphi

Adelphi, MD

(Rating 3 based on 5 reviews)

University of Maryland-University College offers 332-degree programs and 326 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1. 52.8% are women, and 47.2% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Maryland-University College is 10558$, that is at the level of national average. 6% of full-time University of Maryland-University College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $49,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Maryland-University College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


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Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Maryland-University College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

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$0 - $30,000$10,558
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Types of financial aids


16892 of University of Maryland-University College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 48 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Maryland-University College number 2 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at University of Maryland-University College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


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Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Maryland-University College.

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Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate


University of Maryland-University College graduation rate is below the national average.

6% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Maryland-University College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Maryland-University College is 22:1, that means that for every 22 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In University of Maryland-University College the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Maryland-University College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maryland.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Maryland-University College offers 332 programs in total: 95 are for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 90 - for Bachelor's degree, 87 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, 51 - for Master's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state, with one of the highest number of 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate. University of Maryland-University College is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 326 distance education programs that are provided in the University of Maryland-University College: 95 are for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 87 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, 84 - for Bachelor's degree, 51 - for Master's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.


University of Maryland-University College provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 20256 students with 607681 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 7180 with 172016 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 25 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Maryland-University College

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This year, I completed a Masters in Cybersecurity Technology, all online, from UMUC in 18 months. It was my first online degree, with the previous Associates and Bachelor's from residence schools. I had worked for over 20 years in IT. The school was highly ranked by major magazines that rate online cybersecurity programs, and has the preferred "regional" accreditation of a major state university college. The course's purpose was not to industry certify, but to create inter-disciplinary cybersecurity analysts and supervisors. A military and veteran friendly school, they provided access to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) journals. DHS considers UMUC a "Center of Excellence." UMUC did not require the GRE.UMUC Cybersecurity Technology subscribes to a fresh approach in higher education. They eliminated textbook purchase requirements, posted most material online, required one to four small group projects a course with limited teacher supervision and suggested independent research to supplement the course material.The course specified four to five graded APA style papers a course, gave two chances to improve a grade for those needing more time, used a case study approach, and provided many mandatory, but low priority, working online lab exercises. It is cutting edge in cyber education and in many situations, mimics real-world cybersecurity work.Like most real world IT applications, the documentation will not keep up with the course and no 100% accurate guiding textbook exists. Those lacking a practical learning background or expecting to learn only theory or in rote increments may not like this program. The online lab instructions don't fully cover the lab environment so the student must use initiative and persistence to bridge the difference. The lab assistants displayed high degrees of helpfulness and skill, but some problems went beyond them. To completely build an Hadoop environment and for one of the Forensic Applications, some students built their own home labs. A home lab is something almost every cybersecurity person builds, but at the $25,000.00 price tag for the tuition, this student hoped for a more streamlined experience. A check of other major cyber programs also found lab issues, and I credit UMUC for not focusing the grade on the technical, but on the analysis. This was not an industry certification prep course.The interactions with the faculty, over 90% of the time, gave insight and challenges that improved my abilities. There were some amazing professors posting on the internet and providing answers to difficult topics.The message was to study independently and use varied resources, a skill every professional must acquire. Some of the online course material had ungraded quizzes with very basic questions. Some of the online material was notes posted ten years earlier from a continuing education seminar for an industry certification. The course strove to integrate diverse and non-IT personnel, and overall, succeeded.The group work was self-supervised, but received written guidance from the professor at every assignment. This made the last parts of every course difficult for those wanting the "A" (exceeds) grade because many team members are satisfied with a "B" grade. Requiring the group to conference periodically with an assistant instructor would have eliminated the disparity, although for fairness, some professors would grade parts of a group project by their authors and not as one.Some students did not purchase the very low cost student MS Office or MS Windows, making their work nearly impossible to format without retyping. Providing a windows PC with MS Office to every student would have helped to balance the workload.The final class (CAPSTONE), was more writing than a traditional Thesis (400 pages) and featured challenging case studies.The career services in the Baltimore/Washington Capitol area seem excellent with many job fairs.

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When people write reviews it's either as a result of exceptional service or really crappy service. This review is based off a very crappy experience so far with UMUC. My initial contact with Kristin Byerly was pretty awesome. She outlined the requirements and told me what was needed to get credits from college courses completed internationally and credits for military training/experience . I got my foot in the door and did everything that i needed to do to get my transcripts evaluated and sent to UMUC. After the transcript was delivered to UMUC i had to call to get an update on the status of them evaluating what credits they would accept towards my degree.I got the run around about a transcript being missing and i went ahead and sent it again ($300+ in evaluation and transcript request so far). I kept checking my UMUC to see if there was any update and again there wasn't. I spoke with Jennifer Smith who gave me the same response whoever i spoke to before her gave me about a transcript being missing. I explained to her what was going in and told her i sent it again. Almost a month goes by then Brianna Blake messages to tell me i need my transcripts evaluated. At this point i am frustrated because i utilized their guidelines and their suggested evaluation agency (WES) all for them to tell me they don't understand what WES did and that i need my transcripts evaluated. I called and spoke to Brianna and tried to explain why it was ridiculous that they were still saying i need to provide UMUC with transcripts she then told me she would elevate it to her supervisor who would make the final decision. countless phone calls later and nothing has been done to give me clarification on what they are doing. This is so demotivating. I am tired and annoyed. This is making me feel like i shouldn't even had bothered with this institution. Save your time, save your energy, save your money. I'm sure there are institutions out there that care more about their students.

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See comment below. Contacted them, sent my issue and have not heard back. Here we are a month after I submitted this.2014 Graduate. Went to apply for a second major today. Applied but no feedback. Finally, weeks later, I called and was told I needed more information (why they didn't get back to me is your guess) -Proof that I wasn't going to another university. Admissions was a PIA this go around...Don't make a single mistake before you submit. If you do, be prepared to submit letters to UMUC from other colleges stating you do not go to the other college. ??? Silly. They won't let me remove my application and resubmit either. I'm told it's held for 2 years. Bureaucracies -Got to love 'em

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While the school isn’t bad the financial aid department and scholarship department is a complete and utter joke. Offered me a scholarship that apparently is only for state of Maryland residents ( which I am but did not complete instate status from beginning of 2016 so for all intents and purposes I am out of state to them) so they offered this scholarship that was taken away the following semester because I did not prove my state residency ( which I was not informed of the need to do for his particular scholarship and surprise surprise it was taken away after the fact so I can’t go and do anything about it) so now I owe 1400 because of lack of communication and a mistake THEY made that I get to pay for. It’s a complete and utter joke, and no do not bother having someone “ look into it” because they don’t actually solve any problems just waste more of your time.

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UMUC offers 8 week courses. This makes the classes condensed but at the same time they are easy to follow.Most classes require work to be submitted at the end of the week, Sunday at midnight. However, initial discussion boards are usually required by Thursday of each week by midnight. The professors are extremely helpful and all class content is online, so no book fees!Winning!

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Location & Website

Address: 3501 University Blvd East


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3019857000

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