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ERIC Number: ED454783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Maryland Featured Facts from the SREB "Fact Book on Higher Education."
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This booklet contains selected facts relating to Maryland and to the entire Southern United States from the "Fact Book on Higher Education," published by the Southern Region Education Board (SREB). The population increase in the SREB region is expected to remain above the national average, and Maryland is expected to have a projected growth of 7% in the next 10 years. An increase of 16% in high school graduates is expected in Maryland, and minorities are expected to account for 48% of these graduates. The per-capita income of Maryland is the highest among the SREB states, and 114% of the national average. Maryland has the lowest percentage of children in poverty among SREB states, but the number is still greater than 179,000 children. High school attainment levels in Maryland are above the national average, and Maryland is one of only two SREB states that have college attainment levels about the national average. Access to college is increasing in Maryland, as in the SREB region as a whole, but it remains below the national average. Maryland awarded fewer associates degrees than the national average and trailed the region and nation in increases in doctoral degrees, but the increase in masters, bachelors, and first professional degrees outpaced the nation and the SREB region. Tuition and fees in Maryland account for 8.1% of median household income, compared with the national average of 7.7%. Colleges in Maryland continue to feel financial constraints, in spite of increased per-student state and local appropriations. (Contains 19 graphs.) (SLD)
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; Web site: http://www.sreb.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland