The mission of University of Maryland University College is improving the lives of adult learners. We will 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; and Serving as a recognized leader in career-relevant education, embracing innovation and change aligned with our purpose and sharing our perspectives and expertise. Our Core Values The Core Values reflect UMUC's central and enduring tenets—a set of principles to guide institutional and individual professional behaviors. At UMUC, the way we do things is as important as the things we do. STUDENTS FIRST These are the people who make our work possible. ACCOUNTABILITY We are each responsible for our overall success. DIVERSITY Each individual brings value to our efforts and results. INTEGRITY Our principles and standards are never compromised. EXCELLENCE Outstanding quality is the hallmark of our work. INNOVATION We advance so others can benefit from our leadership.