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By Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
The University of Maryland University College is going national. Since its founding in 1947, UMUC mostly has enrolled members of the U.S. military and working adults in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. But amid a broad military drawdown, the university wants to expand its reach across the U.S. With a new national focus comes a new name for UMUC, which is on track to become the University of Maryland Global Campus this summer.
The institution is already the nation’s largest online public university, enrolling around 90,000 students. But if UMUC wants to keep up with quickly expanding online players like Southern New Hampshire University and Western Governors University, it will need to spend some serious cash.