Washington DC, October 26, 2010...The 2010
edition of the Best Worst In Online Degree Programs named the University of Maryland University College, among the top ten
online universities in the world. The free eBook is the oldest grader of online schools and traditional venues offering online
programs. It is the fourth time in the past eight years the university has measured up to being among the best among over
300 rated and ranked institutions worldwide.
Currently, the University College offers almost 800 distinct courses
online and more than 100 college programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate training levels. The elite rating
firmly establishes the University College of the University of Maryland in the forefront of advanced online learning. It has
been a pioneer, according to Dr. Fred DiUlus, the research author.
the beginning of the trend to online learning in the 90’s, DiUlus points out that equally prestigious schools pulled
out of online education development after abortive experiments to try it. More than one, he says, claimed that online education
was more about process than content. Believing it, they systematically withdrew and dropped their early programs. Maryland’s
University College however stuck it out and its students and school are reaping the benefits of it today.
to Dr. DiUlus, who is also the CEO and Founder of the publisher Global Academy Online, Inc., “The University of Maryland’s
vision has continuously contributed to it’s growth and sustainability over the years as one of the premier providers
of online higher education.” It has become, he notes, one of the models the early detractors of online education are
now scrambling to emulate.
The Best Worst Online Degree Programs is the oldest and most comprehensive global ratings
service of online programs. It measures value of both traditional and purely online universities. It is available free to
the public from several Internet resources.