Md. colleges flunk affordability test

September 16, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A national survey gives Maryland's public colleges and universities good marks for the number of students who enroll and achieve degrees, but an "F" for affordability.

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education graded the 50 states on five categories: how well students are prepared for college; how many enroll; how many finish; the economic benefits graduates bring to the state; and affordability.

Maryland received B's or higher in all categories except affordability. Thirty-six other states also received F's for affordability in the survey released yesterday.

Maryland's public university system has the sixth-highest tuition in the country.

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