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University of Maryland
University College

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Established 1947
Type Public
President Susan C. Aldridge
Faculty 680
Undergraduates 27,253
Postgraduates 10,565
Location Adelphi, Maryland, United States
Campus 35 locations
Affiliations ASAIHL
Website www.umuc.edu

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC), located in the unincorporated community of Adelphi in Prince George's County, Maryland in the United States, is the second-largest university in Maryland. The University in its entirety has one focus: the educational needs of the non-traditional student. UMUC is a separate institution from the well-known University of Maryland located in College Park, MD. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Susan C. Aldridge is the President of the University of Maryland University College, having taken office on February 1, 2006. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Adelphi is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning or ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Adelphi is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Prince Georges County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is the wealthiest majority African-American county in the nation. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... University of Maryland, College Park The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public coeducational university situated in suburban College Park, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. The flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, the university is most often referred to...

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History

UMUC is an outgrowth of the University of Maryland's evening program for adults that began in the 1920s. In 1947, the College of Special and Continuation Studies (CSCS) was established. In 1959, The CSCS became the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). In 1970, UMUC became an independent institution, but in 1988, it became a part of the University System of Maryland. The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... University System of Maryland The University System of Maryland (USM) is a public corporation and charter school system comprising 13 Maryland institutions of higher education. ...


UMUC formerly had an international campus in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany (near Stuttgart) until 2001. It also ran a 2-year residential campus in Munich, Germany from 1950 to 1992, which then moved to Augsburg, Germany from 1993 to 1994, and then to Mannheim, Germany in 1995 until it finally closed in 2005. The residential campus offered a two-year Associates degree and served mainly high school graduate children of U.S. military and government personnel stationed in Europe. Schwäbisch Gmünd is a town in the eastern part of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. ... City Center seen from Weinsteige Road Solitude Palace The 1956 TV Tower U.S. Army Kelley Barracks Stuttgart (IPA: []) is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Augsburg is a city in south-central Germany. ... Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


Students

UMUC's non-traditional students include the military (both stateside and overseas), working adults pursuing first or second degrees, students taking additional coursework in preparation for graduate school, and students holding non-accredited degrees from foreign universities.


Academic Programs

Courses are delivered in traditional classroom settings as well as online. Even before the advent of online education via the Internet, UMUC offered distance learning via dial-up (using WebTycho) and via television and correspondence courses. Distance Learning is learning carried out apart from the usual classroom setting; in an asynchronous setting. ... Dial-up access is a form of Internet access through which the client uses a modem connected to a computer and a telephone line to dial into an Internet service providers (ISP) node to establish a modem-to-modem link, which is then routed to the Internet. ...


The School of Undergraduate Studies offers 23 bachelor's degree programs and 43 undergraduate certificates. Undergraduate students can earn credit through classroom-based and online courses or through the Cooperative Education and Prior Learning Programs. The Undergraduate program serves as a continuation of the Community Colleges of Maryland.


The Cooperative Education and Prior Learning Programs offer an escalated degree option, accepted by UMUC as credit towards a degree at UMUC, but are not recognized by other 4 year institutions as accredited programs and as such are not transferable to other organizations.


The Graduate School offers 18 master's degree programs, 38 graduate certificates, and a Doctor of Management. Most graduate programs are available in both classroom and online formats. Several master's degrees are available in an accelerated Executive format.


Most of the UMUC faculty are contract workers. The overall facility should not be confused with the University of Maryland College Park, a four year Institution in College Park, Maryland.


Facilities

UMUC has a campus in Adelphi, Maryland, near the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park, as well as facilities in Dorsey and Waldorf, Maryland. In Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., daytime, evening and weekend classes are held at 16 locations, including holding many of its classes at the University of Maryland, College Park. Some sites feature academic advising, computing, and library facilities (extensive library services are available to distance education students via the University's Information and Library Services department). Adelphi is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Dorsey, Maryland, is a locality in eastern Howard County, Maryland, south of Elkridge and close to the Anne Arundel County border and BWI Airport. ... Waldorf is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,774 sq mi (110,785 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - D.C. Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ...


In Europe and Asia, UMUC delivers graduate and undergraduate classes on military sites for active-duty service members, government employees, and their families. The university is a global institution that offers on-site, instructor-led classes at over 110 overseas US military bases in 23 countries throughout the world through its European and Asian Divisions, including some USCENTCOM installations. UMUC administrative facilities are located on Yokota Air Base, Tokyo, Japan and in Heidelberg, Germany near United States Army Garrison Heidelberg. World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Emblem of the United States Central Command. ... Yokota Air Base ), (IATA: OKO, ICAO: ROKO) is a United States Air Force base located in the city of Fussa and surrounding communities in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... Map of Germany showing Heidelberg Heidelberg (halfway between Stuttgart and Frankfurt) is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... The U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg is made up of a number of United States military installations in and around Heidelberg, Germany. ...


Until late 2000, UMUC's headquarters address was listed in College Park, Maryland. In an attempt to have its own identity and move away from the common notion of UMUC being the "Night School," its address was changed to Adelphi, Maryland (which borders College Park). The address changed with the Postal Service (there was no physical move). The marketing decision was just one of many to establish UMUC as one of the largest distance-education centers, with over 100,000 students enrolled worldwide. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... College Park is the name of some places in the United States of America: College Park, Georgia College Park, Maryland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Adelphi is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ...


Name

To American ears, the words "university" and "college" may sound synonymous, and a "University College" would be redundant. Among the collegiate universities of Europe, however, the practice of giving one college in the university the name "University College" is not uncommon. In England, for example, one of the 39 colleges of the University of Oxford is called University College. UMUC is a college in the traditional American sense of the word, albeit one associated with a university. Hence, "University College." The "University of Maryland" prefix indicates the historical entity to which the college originally belonged. It is no longer affiliated directly with the University of Maryland, College Park but rather with the University System of Maryland. College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... University System of Maryland The University System of Maryland (USM) is a public corporation and charter school system comprising 13 Maryland institutions of higher education. ...


External links

  • Official site
  • UMUC Alumni Association
  • UMUC Review - independent student forum
  • UMUC Asia Undergraduate Class Locations
  • UMUC Europe Undergraduate Class Locations

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University of Maryland University College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (666 words)
UMUC is an outgrowth of the University of Maryland's evening program for adults that began in the 1920s.
UMUC has a small campus in Adelphi, Maryland, adjacent to the campus of University of Maryland at College Park, as well facilities in Elkridge and Waldorf, MD, Heidelberg, Germany and on Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, Japan.
UMUC is a college in the traditional American sense of the word, albeit one associated with a university.
University of Maryland, College Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4436 words)
On March 6, 1856, the University of Maryland was chartered as the Maryland Agricultural College (MAC).
On April 9, 1920, the college merged with the preestablished professional schools in Baltimore to form the University of Maryland.
However, in 1997 the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation allowing the University of Maryland, College Park to be known simply as the University of Maryland, recognizing the campus's role as the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland.
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