UMUC Forges Educational Alliance with AT&T
New agreement provides AT&T employees access to UMUC’s diverse curriculum
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced that it has signed an agreement with AT&T to offer its employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue continuing education at UMUC. Through the two-year agreement, employees, their spouses and dependents who are not Maryland residents are eligible for a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates.
“UMUC is pleased to partner with AT&T to help provide its employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to pursue their higher education goals by enrolling in one of UMUC’s more than 90 undergraduate, graduate or certificate programs,” said UMUC Acting Provost Marie Cini. “This agreement furthers our mission to provide adult students with an affordable, high-quality higher education – no matter their location.”
Under the agreement, AT&T employees, their spouses and dependents can take individual courses or enroll in any of UMUC’s 95 undergraduate and graduate degree or certificate programs, most of which are available fully online. Students enrolling in UMUC’s undergraduate school may transfer credits from other universities and/or be awarded credit for prior learning if eligible under UMUC’s standard policies and procedures.
About University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland University College (UMUC), headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, is the largest public university in the United States, serving 92,000 students and offering 95 undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. In addition, UMUC is one of the largest public providers of online higher education in the nation. UMUC takes pride in its 65-year history of service to the military and currently enrolls an estimated 50,000 military service members, veterans, and their dependents each year. The university offers face-to-face instruction at 20 locations throughout Maryland and educational services in 28 countries and territories and more than 150 locations worldwide, including the Middle East. UMUC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland, an agency of the State of Maryland.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.