UMUC Cybersecurity Team Is #1 In North America, Advances To Global Cyberlympics In Spain

UMUC Cyber Padawans were ranked #1 after each of the three rounds in the North America Regional Competition

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cybersecurity students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—finished first in the North America region, qualifying for the Global Cyberlympics competition to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 29.Continue Reading

UMUC And Benesyst, A Tasc Company Establish Education Alliance

University’s new agreement with Benesyst, a TASC Company will offer BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents access to higher education

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 4, 2014) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Benesyst, a TASC company delivering benefit management services and technologies to clients across a broad range of industries, to offer its BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue higher education at UMUC. Through the two-year agreement, employees, their spouses and dependents are eligible for a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates for most programs. Continue Reading

U.S. Office Of Personnel Management And University Of Maryland University College Alliance Offers Federal Employees Discounted Rates To Pursue Post-Secondary Education

Historic education alliance provides access to diverse curriculum and increases access to high quality and affordable educational resources

Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) signed a first-of-its-kind agreement to provide a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates on courses, certificates, and degree programs to all current Federal employees, spouses, and their legal dependents. Federal employees can begin to take advantage of this discounted tuition starting in the summer semester at UMUC; registration for the summer and fall semesters is now open. Registration for the first online summer session ends on May 14, 2014. UMUC offers two additional online summer sessions in June and July.Continue Reading

Rise Of The College Student-Success Scientists

University of Maryland University College to Host Summit on Learner Analytics in Higher Education, July 21-23

Adelphi, Md. (July 16, 2014) In today’s world of big data and the growing use of analytics in higher education, the University of Maryland University College’s Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success is convening a summit of more than 200 invitees from select universities, community colleges, national organizations, government agencies and companies active in data analytics to discuss the use of analytics to help students successfully transfer from community college to four-year institutions.Continue Reading

UMUC Launches Community Dialogue On Report Suggesting New Business Model

President Javier Miyares Shares Recommendations of Outside Business Leaders, Says UMUC Will Not Leave University System of Maryland and Will Not Become a For-Profit Institution

Adelphi, Md. (July 10, 2014) University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares today initiated a community dialogue at a global Town Hall meeting at the university’s Academic Center in Largo. There, he introduced a report from the Ideation Group—a volunteer team of outside business leaders—that recommended changes to the university’s business model.Continue Reading

NSA, Homeland Security Department Recognize UMUC As Cybersecurity Leader

Since April 2002, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have consistently designated the University of Maryland University College as a leader in cybersecurity education. Late last month, the agencies renewed UMUC’s status as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD) for the academic years of 2014 to 2021.Continue Reading

UMUC Celebrates Stateside Commencement At Comcast Center, May 17-18

University of Maryland University College held commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. More than 9,000 people from all fifty states and 17 countries earned degrees, with a total of more than 3,200 graduates attending three ceremonies over the weekend. Graduates were inspired by keynote speakers and student speakers and enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas in front of family and friends.Continue Reading

UMUC Student Speakers Highlight Commencement Weekend

70-Year-Old Completes Degree; Deaf Nigerian Woman Asks for Return of Kidnapped Students; Atlanta Woman Overcomes Brain Injury

U.S. Reps Steny Hoyer and Elijah Cummings, Maj. Gen. Roderick Isler Deliver Keynote Addresses

ADELPHI, Md. (May 18, 2014)—University of Maryland University College celebrated its 2014 stateside commencement with three ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md., May 17 and 18. Of the 9,461 stateside graduates in the Class of 2014, more than 3,100 attended the three ceremonies.Continue Reading