STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 985-7000; Fax: (301) 985-7678
www.umuc.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Javier Miyares, President
System: University System of Maryland Central Office
Dr. Robert L. Caret, Chancellor
3330 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 445-1901; Fax: (301) 439-6441
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 42892 Undergraduate; 13106 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- The University System of Maryland
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Associate's, Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Other Accreditors: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (Master of Business Administration program); Commission for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (Master of Science in Health Informatics Administration program); European Foundation for Management Development -- Technology-Enhanced Learning (Master of Distance Education program); Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (Master of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Management, Project Management specializations)
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Adana, 39 MSS/Dpe, Turkey; Afnorth/Afcent, Education Center Horizon Straat 75, The Netherlands; Al-Kharg Campus, C/O UMUC European Division, Saudi Arabia; Alconbury, 423 ABS/DPE,RAF, England; Ali Al Salem AB, C/O UMUC European Division, Kuwait; Alice Springs, UMUC Asia, Australia; Anbach-Katterbach, BLDG 5814, Germany; Anderson AFB, 36 MSS/DPe (UMD), Guam; Andrews Airforce Base, Washington, DC; Annapolis Center, Annapolis, MD; Atsugi NAF, BLDG 949, Aye-shi, Japan; Aviano, Stanza, Italy; Babenhausen, Aschaffenberger Srasse, Germany; Bad Aibling, Oistfacg 1425 - AMietrahing, Germany; Bad Kreuznach Campus, 5312 Alzeyer Strasse, Germany; Bagram, APO, MD; Bamberg, 175 Zoller Strasse, Geb 7047, Germany; Bangkok, American Embassy Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand; Baumholder, H.D. Smith Barracke, Germany; Beijing China, Unit 5060, Box 0100, China; Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC; Bondsteel, Bondsteel, Kosovo, MD; Brussels, 13 Chaussee de Louvain, Belgium; Buechel, US Einheit, Germany; Buedingen, Geb 2225, Germany; Camp Arifjan, C/O UMUC European Division, Kuwait; Camp Buehring, C/O UMUC European Division, Kuwait; Camp Butler - CAPS Graduate Center, Unit 5060, Box 0100, Japan; Camp Carroll, Camp Carroll Education Center, South Korea; Camp Casey, UMUC Asia, Camp Casey Education Center, South Korea; Camp Colbern, UMUC Asia, South Korea; Camp Courtney, UMUC Asia, Japan; Camp Foster, UMUC Asia - Attn: Field Reps, Japan; Camp Fuji, UMUC Asia, Japan; Camp Garry Owen, Camp Garry Owen Education Ctr, South Korea; Camp Greaves, Building S 438, South Korea; Camp Hansen, MCCS Education Center Camp Hansen, Japan; Camp Henry, Henry Education Center, South Korea; Camp Hialeah/Pusan, BLDG s-1000, South Korea; Camp Hovey, Camp Hovey Education Center, South Korea; Camp Howze, Camp Howze Education Center, South Korea; Camp Humphreys, BLDG s-300, South Korea; Camp Kinser, UMUC Asia, Japan; Camp Long, Camp Long Education Center, South Korea; Camp Long, a, South Korea; Camp McGovern, Camp McGovern, Bosnia, MD; Camp Monteith, Camp Monteith, Kosovo, MD; Camp Morgan, APO, MD; Camp Page, Education Center, South Korea; Camp Red Cloud, Camp Red Cloud Education Center, South Korea; Camp Schwab, Attn: Camp Schab 18 MSS/DPE, Japan; Camp Shields, c/o Navy College Office, Japan; Camp Stanley, Camp Stanley Education Center, South Korea; Camp Zama, Academic Training Division, Japan; Chinhae, Attn: UMUC Field Rep, South Korea; College Park, College Park, MD; ComNavMar, UMUC Asia, Guam; Croughton, 422 ABS/DPe RAF Croughton, England; CSM-UMUC, Waldorf, MD; Darmstadt-Cambrai Fritsch, Cambrai Fritscch Kaserne, Germany; Dexheim, Anderson Kaserne, Germany; Dorsey Station, Adelphi, MD; Eagle Base (Tuzla Main), Eagle Base, Bosnia, MD; Fort Gordon, Fort Gordon, GA; Fort Meade, Ft. Meade, MD; Friedberg, Ray Kaserne, Germany; Futenma MCAS, MCB, MCAS Futenma, Japan; Gaeta, UMUC, US Naval Support, Italy; Garmisch, C/O UMUC European Division, Germany; Geilenkirchen, C/O UMUC European Division, Germany; Ghedi, 31 MUNSS, Italy; Giebelstadt, Giebelstadt Flugplatz Geb 609, Germany; Giessen Depot, Roedgenerstrasse 61-83, Germany; Graduate Counseling Program, Japan; Grafenwoehr, Geb 623, Germany; Hanau-Fliegerhorst Campus, Fliegerhorst Kaserne Geb 1322, Germany; Hanau-Pioneer, Pioneer Kaserne Geb 11, Germany; Harrogate, Near Harrogate Menwith Hill Station, England; Heidelberg-Field Study, C/O UMUC European Division, Germany; Heidelberg-Patton, Kirschheimerweg, Germany; Heidelberg-Tompkins, Tompkin Kaserne, Germany; Hohenfels, Hohenfels Training Area, Germany; Illesheim, Army Education Center -University of Maryland, Germany; Irkutsk State University (ISU), 1 Karl Marx Street, Russia; Iwakuni MCAS, BLDG 210, room 125, Japan; Izmir, 1375 SK american hastane, Turkey; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; Jufair Campus, PSC 451, Bahrain; K-16, Unit 15238, South Korea; Kabul, APO, MD; Kadena AB, UMUC Asia 18 MSS/DPE, Japan; Kaiserslautern-Kapaun, Kapaun Air Station, Germany; Kaiserslautern-Kleber, 415 BSB, Unit 23152, Germany; Kaiserslautern-ROB, Rhine Ordnance Kaserne, Germany; Kandahar, APO, MD; Keflavik, 235 Keflavik Airport, Iceland; Kitzingen-Harvey, Harvey Kaserne Geb. 105, Germany; Kitzingen-Larson, Larsen Kaserne, Germany; Kleine Broegel, 617 MUNSS, Unit 21903, Belgium; Kunsan AB, Kunsan Education Center, South Korea; Kuwait Naval Base, C/O UMUC European Division, Kuwait; Kuwait-Doha, ARTAS-K Education Ctr, Kuwait; Kuwait-Virginia, C/O UMUC European Division, Kuwait; Kwajaelein, Misc. U.S. Pacific Islands; Kwajaleinatol, Kwajaelein, UMUC Asia, Misc. U.S. Pacific Islands; Kwangju, Unit 5060m Box 0100, South Korea; La Maddalena, Usnavsupact, #1800, Italy; Lajes, BA #4, EDIFICIO t-416, Portugal; Lakenheath, Lakenheath, Brandon, England; Landstuhl, 416 BSB, Unit 23152, Germany; Larissa, C/O European Division, Greece; Laurel College Center, Adelphi, MD; Lisbon, C/O UMUC - European Division, Portugal; Livorno, Camp Darby, Italy; London, Comnavact UK, #74, England; Macedonia Campus, APO, MD; Mainz Wackernheim, McCully Kaserne Geb 6203, Germany; Manama, C/O UMUC European Division, Bahrain; Manheim-Coleman, Coleman Kaswerne Geb 50, Germany; Manheim-Sullivan, Fuertherstrasse 2, Germany; Miesau, Miesau Army Depot, Germany; Mildenhall, RAF Mildenhall, England; Misawa AB, Building 653, Japan; Moron, C/O UMUC European Division, Spain; Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China; Naples, Via Della Liberazione, Italy; Navy College at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, VA; NCTS, UMUC Asia, Guam; Okinawa Navy Gate 4/Shields, Unit 5050, Box 0100, Japan; Osan AB, UMUC Asia, Osan Education Center, South Korea; PG Police Dept Training Center, Adelphi, MD; Pirmasens, Miesau Army Depot, Germany; Pohang, Unit 5060, Box 0100, South Korea; Prince Frederick, Adelphi, MD; Qatar-Doha, C/O UMUC European Division, Qatar; Quantico, Stafford, VA; Rhein Main, Milataer Flughafen, Germany; Riyadh, 44090 SG/MSE, Unit 66023, Saudi Arabia; Rome Campus, Via Del Lungana 233, Italy; Rota, Basa Navil De Rota, Spain; Salerno, APO, MD; Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia, MD; Sasebo NB, Building T358, Japan; Schweinfurt-Conn, 20 Sherman Ave, Germany; Schweinfurt-Ledward, Ledward Kaserne, Geb 242, Germany; Sembach, Sembach AFB Geb 214, Germany; Shape, Education Center - UMUC, Belgium; Sigonella, U.S. Naval Air Station, Italy; Sigonella NAS 1, C/O UMUC European Division, Italy; Sigonella NAS 2, C/O UMUC European Division, Italy; Sinai-North Camp, Unit 31520 APO AE, Egypt; Sinai-South Camp, Unit 31520 APO AE, Egypt; Singapore, UMUC Asia, Singapore; Souda Bay, P.S.C. 814, Unit 29 FPA AE, Greece; Spangdahlem, 52 MSSQ/MSE Geb 192, Germany; St. Mawgan, Churchill Block BLDG 485, England; Stuttgart-Boeblingen/Panzer, Geb 2948, Germany; Stuttgart-Vaihingen-Patch, Panzer Education Center, Germany; Suwon, Suwon, South Korea, Japan; Taszar Main Campus, Operation Joint Forge, Hungary; Torii Station, UMUC Asia, Japan; UMUC Asia, Bldg. 445, Yokota Air Base, Japan; UMUC Ramstein, Ramstein Education Office, Germany; USM Shady Grove Center, Rockville, MD; Vicenza, Caserme Ederle, Italy; Vienna Campus, 20 Keywerthgasse, Austria; Vilseck, Rose Kaserne Geb 223, Germany; Volkel, NCEN Germany/Benelux/Iceland Area Director's Office, The Netherlands; Waldorf Center for Higher Education, Waldorf, MD; White Beach, Unit 5060, Box 0100, Japan; Wiesbaden-Army, Flugplatz Erbenheim, Germany; Woomera, Bldg 450, Barree Street, Australia; Wuerzburg-Giebelstadt, Giebelstadt Flugplatz Geb 609, Germany; Wuerzburg-Leighton, Leighton Kaserne Geb 15, Germany; Yokohama, Unit 5060, Box 0100, Japan; Yokosuka NB, 1 Banchi, Tomari-cho, Japan; Yokota, BLDG 5266 Takota, Japan; Yongsan, UMUC Asia Yongsan Education Center, South Korea
Other Instructional Sites: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MD; Academic Center at Largo, Largo, MD; Adder, Camp Adder, Iraq; Al Dhafra, Al Dhafra Education Center, United Arab Emirates; Al Udeid AB, Testing Center, 379 EFSS/BTES, Qatar; Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD; As Sayliyah, ASG-QA, Education Center Box 500, Qatar; Bethesda Navy Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Afghanistan; Camp Lemonier, EDUCATION CENTER, UMUC Field Representative, Djibouti; Camp Lester, Camp Lester, Japan; Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, Afghanistan; Camp Montrond, Camp Montrond, Afghanistan; Camp Sharana, Camp Sharana, Afghanistan; Camp Speicher, Camp Speicher, Iraq; Camp Taji, Camp Taji, Iraq; Camp Victory, Camp Victory, Iraq; Camp Virginia, Camp Virginia, Kuwait; Cecil County, North East, MD; FOB Pasab, Education Center HHC 710th, FOB Pasab Afghanistan, Afghanistan; FOB Shank (West), Army Education Center, 8, Afghanistan; FOB Shindand, Afghanistan, Afghanistan; Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir, VA; Fort Benning, Ft. Benning, GA; Fort Bliss, Ft. Bliss East (Biggs), TX; Fort Drum, Fort Drum, NY; Fort Myer, Fort Myer, VA; GEICO, Chevy Chase, MD; Guam Army National Guard, 430 Army Drive, Bldg. 300, Barrigada, GU 96913-4421, Guam; ISA, TBD, Bahrain; Joint Base Balad, Joint Base Balad, Iraq; Little Creek, Virginia Beach, VA; Manas, Manas Education Center, Mark A. Pospischil (POC), Kyrgyzstan; National Security Agency Naval, Fort Meade, MD; Naval Base Guam, UMUC Asia, PSC 455 Box 152, APO, AP 96540-1000, Guam; Northeast Maryland Higher Ed C, Aberdeen, MD; Patuxent River NAWC, Patuxent, MD; Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD; Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, California, MD; Taegu Air Base (K-2), Taegu Air Base, Taegu, South Korea, South Korea; UMUC at San Diego, San Diego, CA; USCG Base Honolulu, Honolulu, HI; USM-Hagerstown Educational Ctr, Hagerstown, MD
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1946
Last Reaffirmed: November 17, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
January 4, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the branch campuses at (1) UMUC Asia, Bldg. 445, Yokota Air Base, Fussa Fussa-shi, Tokyo, Japan; and (2) UMUC-Europe Headquarters, Ramstein Education Office, 86 MSS/DPE Geb 2120, Ramstein Flugplatz, Germany 6877 as additional locations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 17, 2011: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report, and for the quality of the PRR process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
April 19, 2012: To request a supplemental information report, due August 1, 2012, documenting evidence of (1) the implementation of admissions policies and procedures that support and reflect the mission of the institution; and (2) the institution's ongoing assessment of student success, including but not limited to retention, that evaluates the match between the attributes of admitted students and the institution's mission and programs, and reflects its findings in its recruitment, admissions, remediation, and other related policies (Standard 8). In addition, the supplemental information report should provide evidence of (3) undergraduate and graduate educational offerings that are congruent with the institution's mission, which include areas of academic study of sufficient content, breadth and length conducted at levels of rigor appropriate to the degrees offered; (4) the provision of comparable quality of teaching/instruction, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness of the institution's courses and programs regardless of their location or delivery mode; (5) the implementation of policies and procedures to assure that the educational expectations, rigor, and student learning within any accelerated degree program are comparable to those that characterize more traditional program formats; and (6) the ongoing assessment of student learning and program outcomes relative to the goals and objectives of all educational programs, and the use of results to improve student learning and program effectiveness (Standard 11). A small team visit will follow submission of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
August 27, 2012: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Quantico, 525 Corporate Dr., Stafford VA 22555 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To note that the supplemental information report, due August 1, 2012, has been received and a small team visit has been scheduled. These will be acted on at the Commission's November meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
November 15, 2012: To accept the supplemental information report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
July 1, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the contractual agreement with the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) 8, Sukhanova Str., Vladivostok, 690950, Russian Federation within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the UMUC-Europe branch campus in Heidelberg, Germany to UMUC-Europe Headquarters, Ramstein Education Office, 86 MSS/DPE Geb 2120, Ramstein Flugplatz, Germany 6877 and to reclassify the additional location in Ramstein, Germany as a branch campus. To provisionally include the new branch campus within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the branch campus. In the event that operations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
June 26, 2014: To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at UMUC-Europe Headquarters, Ramstein Education Office, 86 MSS/DPE Geb 2120, Ramstein Flugplatz, Germany 6877 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
June 30, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the contractual agreement, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Finance degree, with the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) 8, Sukhanova Str., Vladivostok, 690950, Russian Federation within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
August 31, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Navy College at Naval Station Norfolk, 1680 Gilbert Street, Building I-E, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23511 within the scope of the institution's accreditation to be effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
October 15, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Commonwealth of Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for the additional location at Navy College at Naval Station Norfolk, 1680 Gilbert Street, Building I-E, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23511 and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
November 2, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, David L. Stone Army Educational Center, 6242 Colorado Avenue, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2015 - 2016

Next Periodic Review Report: 2021

Date Printed: May 5, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at sc@msche.org) of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.