University of Maryland University College is a great resource for service members and their families overseas, where English speaking universities may be hard to find. The professors are usually part-time or retired people who are much closer to their actual field than the typical university professor who may be more research or acamdemia oriented. The classes have a more practical flavor to them than those at a traditional university. The disadvantage is that you may have to drive around to various cities for different classes. There is also no real community, as the classes are held on different posts and there is no central student union or anything like that. A young college student who wants a traditional experience would do better to seek a more traditional setting. For a service member or spouse looking to gain skills for higher paying or otherwise more fulfilling employment will find what they need here. Another advantage of so many of the professors working in industry is that they can become good leads to jobs once a student earns a degree.
My experience with the University of Maryland University College has been mostly online. I'm the spouse of Active Duty Military. UMUC treats it's military students and families very well. I've never had any problem with the staff. I do have mixed feelings about different instructors, but that would happen at any University. My advice to prospective students or incoming Freshman would be to always make a copy of any documents you have to submit to Financial Aid/Administration. Offices of any size are notorius for claiming they never received such and such document. As a student, it's our job to prove that we have done everything required of us to be in good standing. Don't rely on the office to keep accurate records.