MACC & CCs in the News

2024

Maryland Community Colleges Granted $1M for Cyber Ranges, Government Technology, June 28, 2024

Maryland Association of Community Colleges Receives Funding for the Cyber Workforce Accelerator, CityBiz, June 25, 2024

Maryland’s Community Colleges Set to Lead with Cutting-Edge Cyber Ranges, Conduit Street, June 26, 2024.

Maryland Association of Community Colleges Receives Funding for the Cyber Workforce Accelerator, I95 Business, June 25, 2024.

Maryland Community Colleges Face $22M Budget CutInside Higher Ed – February 8, 2024

MACo and MACC: Reject Dramatic, Permanent Funding Cuts for Maryland Community CollegesConduit Street – February 8, 2024
Read the full letter.

Students ask legislators not to cut state funding Campus Current – February 8, 2024

One year later, student singled out by Md. Gov. Wes Moore talks about his future, WTOP News – February 7, 2024

After Maryland’s community college enrollment grows, state funding shrinks. Find out why.The Herald-Mail – February 7, 2024

Community college students urge lawmakers to reconsider budget cutsWMAR-2 News – February 6, 2024

‘Sucker punch’: Md. community colleges face millions in budget cutsBaltimore Biz Journals – February 2, 2024

MACo Supports Annual Grants for all 16 Community CollegesConduit Street – February 1, 2024

Eastern Shore Delegation calls for continued community college fundingKent County News & The Start Democrat – January 31, 2024

Commentary: Moore’s ‘devastating’ budget plan would cause irreparable harm to Md. community collegesMaryland Matters – January 26, 2024

In Budget Talks, MSEA Justifies Restoration of Community College FundingMSEA Newsroom – January 26, 2024

Fiscal Briefing Highlights Budget Big Picture, Conduit Street, January 23, 2024

2023

Maryland community colleges attempt to recover from enrollment declinesThe Daily Record – July 3, 2023

Introducing The Daily Record’s 2023 Higher Education Power ListThe Daily Record – April 28, 2023

CSM Commemorates 24th Winter Commencement With Three Graduation CeremoniesThe BayNet – January 19, 2023

2021

Community colleges continue major enrollment decline
Washington Post – December 28, 2021

University of Maryland invests $5.1 million into recruiting nurses from community colleges
WTOP news – December 6, 2021

Students, administrators react to delay on Biden’s affordable college plan
WBAL-TV 11 – October 21, 2021

More community colleges are mandating Coronavirus vaccination
Washington Post – October 4, 2021

Maryland Association of Community Colleges Hosts 60+ Universities at Virtual Fair
Calvert Beacon – October 3, 2021

States with the Best and Worst Community College Systems
WalletHub – August 16, 2021

The Pandemic Inspired Passage of Unionization Bills, But Vetoes Mean Fight Continues
Maryland Matters – June 18, 2021

Senate Committee Moves Bill to Allow Collective Bargaining Rights for Community College EmployeesMaryland Matters – March 17, 2021

Community Colleges Host First Virtual Student Advocacy Day
Conduit Street – February 9, 2021

2020

The state must do more to fund community colleges
Baltimore Sun, Reader Commentary – December 9, 2020

What Community Colleges Won and Lost on Nov. 3
Inside Higher Ed – November 6, 2020

Podcast: Capitalizing on Our Community Colleges
Conduit Street Podcast – October 30, 2020

Opinion: Now Is the Worst Time to Shortchange Community Colleges
Maryland Matters – June 20, 2020

2019

Maryland’s free community college initiative gets off to a slow start
Washington Post – September 1, 2019

Community Colleges Shine Bright on Student Advocacy Day
Conduit Street – March 9, 2019

2018

Maryland Approves Free Community College
WBOC-TV 16 – May 8, 2018

Maryland governor signs off on free community college bill
Fox 5 DC-WTTG – May 8, 2018

Hogan Signs Landmark Community College Promise Scholarship Legislation
Conduit Street – May 8, 2018

Free Tuition at Community College Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature
Maryland Matters – May 8, 2018

Maryland Moves on Free Community College
Inside Higher Ed – May 8, 2018

Our say: Community college scholarship program worth trying
Capital Gazette, Editorial – May 7, 2018

Hogan to sign bill to make college tuition-free to some
WMAR 2 News Baltimore – May 7, 2018

Maryland gov to sign bill granting free tuition to thousands of community college students
The Hill – May 6, 2018

Maryland to offer free tuition at community colleges
WTOP (AP) – May 6, 2018

Maryland Governor plans to sign free community college bill into law
Washington Post – May 4, 2018

Scholarship bill could relieve financial stress for AACC students
Capitol Gazette – May 3, 2018

Maryland finally recognizes the value of community colleges
The Baltimore Sun, Letter to the Editor – April 24,2018

Free’ college is actually a good deal for Maryland 
The Baltimore Sun, Letter to the Editor – April 23, 2018

Some Maryland students could receive up to $5,000 for community college
The Diamondback – April 23, 2018

Hagerstown Community College trustees approve salary increase, look to next year
Herald-Mail Media – April 17, 2018

Maryland General Assembly Signs Bill to Potentially Make Community College Free
The Bottom Line – April 15, 2018

Maryland proposal for free community college follows national trend. But results aren’t clear.
The Baltimore Sun – April 14, 2018

Maryland Makes Money Moves
College Media Network – April 12, 2018

Maryland lawmakers pass scholarship bill for community college students
Washington Post – April 11, 2018

Thousands of Maryland community college students could get free tuition under last-minute bill
The Baltimore Sun – April 10, 2018

Md. lawmakers OK Promise scholarships
CC Daily – April 10, 2018

The Fastest-Growing Policy Idea to Produce Qualified Workers? Free Tuition
Conduit Street – March 28, 2018

Why Not Free Community Colleges?
Political Maryland – March 26, 2018

State isn’t keeping its promises, officials say
The Campus Current – March 1, 2018

Delegates McKay, Wivell seek Maryland House committee support for bills
Herald Mail-Media – February 20, 2018

Free tuition proposed for MD community college students
Fox 45 News – February 7, 2018

Committee hears proposals for community college tuition aid
The Frederick News-Post – February 7, 2018

2017

Letter to the Editor: More on community college ‘Promise’ programs
Maryland Matters
– November 4,2017

A new tuition category in Maryland
CC Daily – June 19, 2017

Team Maryland Works to Expand Affordable College Education Opportunities for Maryland Families
Chris Van Hollen United States Senator for Maryland – May 3, 2017

Senate President Miller Speaks at MD Community College Student Advocacy Day
Maryland Senate Democrats newsletter  – February 8, 2017

Van Hollen to speak at Maryland Association of Community Colleges luncheon
Afro – January 20, 2017

2016

Maryland community colleges will partner with businesses to reshape workforce training
The Baltimore Sun – November 16, 2016

Why community colleges are perfect for many Maryland students
Chesapeake Family – November 2, 2016

Maryland Association of Community Colleges receives new member
The Journal – July 24, 2016

Dual Enrollment with High Schools and Community Colleges in Maryland Grow in Popularity
The Chestertown Spy – May 13, 2016

Growing number of Maryland high school students earning college course credit
Frederick News Post – May 12, 2016

Community college students fight against tuition hikes
Capital Gazette – February 11, 2016

Community Colleges Make Requests To General Assembly
WFMD Free Talk 930 – February 11, 2016

Maryland lawmakers push for free community college
Washington Times – January 26, 2016

2015

New Funding for Needy Community College Students in 2016 Legislative Proposal
Conduit Street – December 22, 2015

Early College Programs are Abundant [Op-Ed]
Baltimore Sun – September 13, 2015

State Leaders Share Achievements, Aspirations for Apprenticeships in Maryland
Conduit Street – August 19, 2015

Dual Enrollment Spikes In Maryland
CC Daily – August 4, 2015

Skills to Compete: How Our Schools Are Strengthening Maryland’s Future Workforce
Conduit Street – July 7, 2015

Helping Community College Students Helps Maryland [Opinion]
Baltimore Sun – June 13, 2015

Community colleges are attractive choice for high school graduates [Commentary]
Baltimore Sun – June 10, 2015

Postsecondary Education: A Necessity in the 21st Century
Counselor News – p. 7 – Spring Edition 2015

Fireside Chats with Fred – Dr. Bernard J. Sadusky interview 
Queen Anne’s County TV – (QACTV) – February 2015

MACC Briefs the Senate Education Committee
Conduit Street – January 21, 2015