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Institute for Research on Higher Education
The challenge: To maintain an internationally competitive work force, Maryland aims to increase the share of its adult population that holds at least an associate degree from 44% to 55% by 2025. To achieve this goal, the state must improve the performance of its higher education system, ameliorating its weaknesses and building on its strengths.
The bottom line: Maryland’s higher education system is leaving poor, urban, black, Hispanic and native-born Marylanders behind. But a strong record of marshaling resources to achieve higher education goals and the state’s relative wealth put Maryland in a good position to do something about this problem, if it so chooses.
Perna, L. W., Finney, J. E., & Callan, P. (2012). Much Accomplished, Much at Stake: Performance and Policy in Maryland Higher Education. Institute for Research on Higher Education, Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/323
Date Posted: 20 November 2015