University of Maryland University College a Partner College Profile

Barry Lenson

If you’re looking for a university with a worldwide reputation for educational innovation and excellence, we would like to direct your attention to the University of Maryland University College. Because UMUC is one of StraighterLine’s partner colleges, you can begin your studies there after completing coursework at StraighterLine.

UMUC also accepts many of StraighterLine’s college-level courses for full credit.

Here is some information that StraighterLine would like you to know about this unique educational opportunity.

A University that is Deeply Committed to the U.S. Military and Veterans . . .

University of Maryland University College opened its doors in 1947 and began to offer classes to veterans who were returning from World War II. A few years later in 1949, it became the first American institution to send its educators overseas to teach college classes to active-duty service members.

University of Maryland University College faculty members have taught (or are still teaching) college courses in Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations. As a statement on the University’s website explains, “We go where we are needed, even if there is a war on . . . UMUC is a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans and family members.”

A Vibrant, Respected Community of Learners . . .

UMUC has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence as a comprehensive virtual university and, through a combination of classroom and distance-learning classes, currently provides educational opportunities to more than 92,000 students. The University is proud to offer highly acclaimed faculty and world-class student services to educate students online, throughout Maryland, across the United States, and in more than 25 countries and territories around the world.

Setting the Standard for Distance Learning . . .

In the 1990s, UMUC took the lead by becoming the first university in the United States to offer online degree programs. UMUC’s numerous awards for outstanding achievements in distance learning recognize how the University has leveraged the potential of the Internet to become a new kind of world campus.

And You’ll Find the Program You Are Looking for at UMUC . . .

Do you want to major in Environmental Management or Healthcare Management? No matter your plans, you’re in luck. Chances are very good that you will find the program of study you are looking for if you visit the University’s Academics and Programs page. 

All in all, there are more than 95 undergraduate and graduate programs that can prepare you for many of today’s hottest careers, including information technology (IT), homeland security, teaching, and many more. If you take a look, you won’t be disappointed.

UMUC could be called “the university of the future.” But even more importantly, it could be the perfect university for you.

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