ERIC Number: ED404975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Access to Higher Education Institutions in Maryland.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission examined the degree of access which residents of various regions of Maryland have to higher education facilities to determine whether any of these areas are under-served. Southern Maryland, Mid Maryland, and Frederick County are projected to be the fastest growing areas of the state during the next 20 years in population aged 18 to 44 years. Decline in this population age group is expected in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. There are also expected to be declines in Prince George's County and Montgomery County but these counties are expected to continue to lead the state in college-going age population. In all but two jurisdictions, a majority of students were enrolled at institutions within their own region; the percentages were highest in the more remote areas. Less than half of the students in Montgomery County and Mid Maryland attended college in these areas which each lack a public four-year institution. Jurisdictions with the highest amount of access are Prince George's County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Those with moderate access are Montgomery County, Western Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Lower Shore and Mid Maryland. The least amount of access is found in Southern Maryland, Frederick County, Susquehanna, and the Upper Shore. Thirty-one tables of data and an appendix detailing enrollment by county are included. (JLS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Colleges, Community Colleges, Educational Demand, Educational Trends, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Population Growth, Population Trends, School Demography, State Colleges, State Universities, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland