Maryland Community College Facts
Flow of Maryland High School Graduates to Higher Education
About 61% of Maryland High School graduates who go on to Maryland colleges in the fall attend Community Colleges.
Projected Growth in Number of Students
By Fall of 2016, nearly 20,000 more students will be entering Community Colleges (a 15% increase), and their enrollments will continue to exceed Senior Public Institutions undergraduates.
Annual Increases in Tuition and Fees
Community Colleges' annual full-time tuition and fees have increased on average 4% per year over the last 10 years and remain about half the annual average at the Senior Public Higher Education Institutions.
First Year GPA of Transfer Students at Four-Year Public Institutions
Transfer students from Maryland community colleges are successful at four-year public colleges and universities: they typically achieve a B average.
Maryland Adult Basic Education Students
Community Colleges are a significant provider of Maryland adult basic education.
State Funding per Student
Community College funding from the State of Maryland on a per student basis exceeded FY 2002 levels for the first time in five years in 2007, but remains below on an inflation adjusted basis.
Comparison of Enrollment versus Space
Community Colleges educate about half the undergraduates in Maryland, with about one third of the total space in public higher education.
Comparison of Maryland Higher Education Capital Funding
Construction funding for community college students has averaged about 50% of Senior Public Institutions in Maryland, even when including required local contributions.
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