UMUC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000), one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Regional accreditation requires the highest standards of any type of accreditation available in the United States. In addition, many degree programs hold specialized accreditation from international academic organizations such as the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Global Accreditation Center of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
UMUC is governed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland.