Who we are

MarylandOnline (MOL) is a consortium of Maryland colleges and universities that offer certificate and degree programs in a principally online format.

Launched in fall 1999 with 12 charter member institutions, MOL extends access to collegiate degree programs especially to residents of Maryland whose work or family commitments prevent them from attending classes on a campus. MarylandOnline brings powerful online higher education resources to the citizens and employers of Maryland and the world.

Membership in MOL is open to all Maryland higher education institutions, public and private, that are licensed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Vision & Mission

MOL Vision

MarylandOnline is dedicated to championing distance education and enhancing the quality and availability of e-learning in Maryland and worldwide. 

MOL Mission

As an innovative consortium of Maryland community colleges, colleges, and universities, MarylandOnline serves member institutions as well as distance learning students and professionals worldwide by providing leading-edge programs and services that

  • facilitate students’ access to high-quality distance education courses, certificates, and degree programs;
  • provide professional development opportunities and resources for faculty and others concerned with enhancing and assuring quality in distance education offerings;
  • promote research and advance principles and best practice in e-learning.