Awards and Recognition

UMUC has garnered awards for academic quality, online education, affordability, and more.

University of Maryland University College has repeatedly been recognized for our innovative educational programs and commitment to excellence.

Most Recent Awards & Achievements

Online Education Awards & Achievements

  • Educator of the Year | World Affairs Council | 2015
  • 20 Best Online Bachelor in Marketing Degree Programs | TheBestSchools.org | 2013
  • Outstanding Online Program | Online Learning Consortium | 2013
  • Distance Program of the Year | University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region | 2012
  • Best Distance Learning Program | Maryland Distance Learning Association | 2011
  • Best Practices Silver Award for Distance Learning Programming, Online Technology, Higher Education Category | United States Distance Learning Association | 2011
  • Outstanding eLearning Program | Instructional Technology Council | 2010
  • Outstanding Technical Support and Service Award | Instructional Technology Council | 2010

UMUC's Military-Trusted Awards

Affordability Awards & Achievements

Cyber Security Awards & Achievements

  • 3rd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | MAGIC, Inc. CTF | 2017
  • 3rd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Parsons Cyber CTF | 2017
  • 2nd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | HackEd Halloween Hackathon | 2017
  • Judges Choice Award | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Eastern Regional CPTC | 2017
  • 3rd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Parsons Cyber CTF | 2017
  • 2nd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | White Hat Academy CTF | 2017
  • 2nd and 3rd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | White Hat Academy CTF | 2017
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Cyber DiploHack | 2015
  • National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence | U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center | 2015
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education | National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security | 2015
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Global Cyberlympics | 2014
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | North American Cyberlympics | 2014
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Cyber Challenge | 2014
  • 1st place, Worldwide Overall Undergraduate Division | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center Digital Forensics Challenge | 2013
  • 1st place, Collegiate and Pro Divisions | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Cyber Challenge | 2013
  • 2nd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Global Cyberlympics | 2012
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | North American Cyberlympics | 2012
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Digital Forensics Investigation Challenge | 2012

Faculty Awards & Achievements

Each year, UMUC recognizes the highest teaching accomplishments by bestowing the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award to outstanding faculty members in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Another faculty recognition award—the UMUC Teaching Recognition Award—is also given to other exceptional faculty with notable teaching achievements. View all faculty award winners.