University of Maryland University College (UMUC), headquartered in Largo, Maryland, is a part of the University System of Maryland (USM). UMUC is known worldwide for quality education and in fact has classroom locations scattered in several states, and a strong presence in more than 150 worldwide locations (Europe and Asia), thanks to its online offerings. UMUC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Educations, and has specialised accreditation for some of its programs.

UMUC has been offering online programs since 1994 and currently offers more than 25 online undergraduate degree programs and 30 online undergraduate certificate programs. Most of UMUC’s campus-based graduate programs are also now offered as online graduate programs. The most popular online program UMUC has is probably the online MBA program, which was awarded both the Instructional Technology Council’s 2010 award for Outstanding eLearning Program and the 2009 Distance Program of the Year by the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

Applications to UMUC Online are accepted year round. The admissions process starts by completing and submitting the online application found on UMUC Online’s website and paying the $50 application fee. Admissions Office will then contact you for further admission requirements. Official transcripts are not required to be submitted until the applicant is admitted and is given until before the end of the first semester to submit the document.

Tuition for online undergraduate programs is listed at $237 per credit (for Maryland residents and active-duty military personnel and their spouses) and $499 per credit (for non-Maryland residents). Tuition for online graduate programs is listed at $445 per credit (for Maryland residents and active-duty military personnel and their spouses) and $659 per credit (for non-Maryland residents), except for the following programs: MBA and MS in Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Policy ($694), Doctor of Management ($1,087), and Executive MBA ($1,181).

Financial Aid is available at UMUC in the form of grants, scholarships, Federal loans, and alternative loans.