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University of Maryland Global Campus Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Maryland Global Campus. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Maryland Global Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Maryland Global Campus was awarded 130 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer and information sciences.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UMGC is ranked #1,616 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UMGC also holds the #26 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Maryland Global Campus.

Is It Hard to Get Into UMGC?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that University of Maryland Global Campus has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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University of Maryland Global Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Maryland Global Campus is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Maryland Global Campus is 5%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Maryland Global Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 38% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at University of Maryland Global Campus. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 4% for first-time, full-time students at UMGC, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

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Excellent Overall Diversity at UMGC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 46,162 undergraduates at UMGC with 9,472 being full-time and 36,690 being part-time.

UMGC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 98.66 out of 100, UMGC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.66 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Maryland Global Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of UMGC is $13,672. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMGC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMGC, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $5,749 a year. That adds up to $22,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMGC is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UMGC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UMGC make about $51,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UMGC graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at University of Maryland Global Campus make the most money.

Location of University of Maryland Global Campus

Located in Adelphi, Maryland, University of Maryland Global Campus is a public institution. UMGC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of University of Maryland Global Campus

Contact details for UMGC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, MD 20783-8010
Phone: 301-985-7000
Website: www.umgc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMUC
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umuc

University of Maryland Global Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus. Of these students, 8,107 received undergraduate degrees and 4,502 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Information Science 1,315 $63,800
Business Administration & Management 1,067 $52,200
Computer Information Systems 562 $62,300
General Psychology 437 $34,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 414 $43,300
Human Resource Management 389 $46,000
Information Technology 367 $62,900
Accounting 239 $49,000
Health & Medical Administrative Services 229 $41,900
Nursing 187 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Maryland Global Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMGC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 54,428 students took at least one online class at University of Maryland Global Campus. This is an increase from the 53,080 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 54,428 48,432
2016-2017 53,080 46,736
2015-2016 50,932 44,308
2014-2015 48,677 41,898
2013-2014 47,891 39,482

Learn more about online learning at University of Maryland Global Campus.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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