Maryland College Students to Rally for Funding

t_micua-biglogo-3Hundreds of students from Maryland's institutions of higher education will join with college presidents in Annapolis to seek increased support for fiscal year 2013 operating and capital funds on February 9.

The rally, organized by the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA), the Maryland Community College Association (MACC), and Morgan State University, will convene students from across the State for a day of visits with State legislators and special activities. The students-representing 14 private colleges, 16 community colleges, and one public university-will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the State House steps with a banner proclaiming "United for College Affordability."

Maryland enjoys a collaborative system of higher education that promotes efficiency and improves student success. This system is fostered through funding formulas that link public and private, two-year and four-year institutions. Maryland's institutions of higher education, public and private, produce the knowledge and conduct the research underpinning the State's economy. These activities contribute to Maryland's quality of life and standard of living.

Maryland is one of the most highly competitive states in the nation, ranking second in bachelor's degree attainment. With a median household income of more than $64,000, Maryland ranks third nationally, according to 2010 U.S. Census data.

 

For more information, contact Beth Mayer, Communications Director,

MICUA, at 410-269-0306.