University of Maryland University College has tied for first place in a ranking of military-friendly online universities by the nonprofit SR Education Group.
The education-research publisher based in Washington state released this month its list of 68 military-friendly online colleges. These accredited schools offered at least 10 online degree programs and exceptional flexibility, financial assistance and support for students, according to SR Education Group. UMUC was the only Maryland school to make the list, and it tied Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y. as the top-ranked school for servicemen and women.
UMUC has a large population of professional and military students. The median age of students is 30 years old. Students at UMUC had the highest average score on college entrance exams from all of the 68 universities on the list, according to the nonprofit.