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Mission and Core Values

UMGC has been offering quality educational opportunities to students around the world for 75+ years.

Our Mission

The mission of UMGC is to inspire hope, empower dreams, and transform lives . . . one student at a time. We accomplish this by:

  • Operating as Maryland's open university, serving working adults, military servicemen and servicewomen and their families, and veterans who reside in Maryland, across the United States, and around the world
  • Providing our students with affordable, open access to valued, quality higher education
  • Serving as a recognized leader in career-relevant education, embracing innovation and change aligned with our purpose, and sharing our perspectives and expertise

Core Values

  • Our diversity differentiates and drives innovation
  • An inclusive, global community creates lasting connections
  • Success results from collaboration and clear expectations 
  • Data and curiosity power continuous improvement and purposeful transformation

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