Hello, I am a new user to this board. I was doing searches and reading articles on the proliferation of "degree/diploma mills" because I was trying to see for myself if UMUC, in fact, fell into this category. I found some posts from this board during my search, but there are so many back pages I can't really find one that solely talked about UM-University College. I went to UMCP for two semesters, but now I'm on my own and I had a hard time doing school and work full-time, so now I'm a current student here(did two online courses, doing two more this fall), and I'm just a little worried because some aspects of my school just seem so..."University of Phoenix"-esque. The open enrollment, the radio commercials. Maybe the hype of the articles I've read on schools like these have just freaked me out. I don't know. I really don't want to go through another 1.5 years to finish my degree only to find out my education was sub-par and no employer will look at my resume(unless I take out the "University College" and just leave a general "University of Maryland" degree, I guess, heheheh). Over this summer i've been debating as to whether I should just bite the bullet and re-apply to UM-College Park(even though I'm 23 I work full-time now and it will be hard to find classes around that, but I could probably pull it off if I find a job on campus that would qualify me for tuition remission. And god I hate the students at College Park.) Ok, I've rambled. I'm basically looking for opinions of current/former students, current/former teachers, and employers as to the "validity" of an education at UMUC. Pros, cons, and neutral, just give your honest, no-bones opinions please. I want a GOOD education. But I do NOT want a McDegree that will look like an eyesore rather than a compliment on my resume.