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MICUA Matters Newsletter

Spring 2017


Maryland 2017 Legislative Session

The Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly started in early January and ended on Sine Die, April 10, 2017. The General Assembly acted on more than 2,800 bills, including 187 pieces of legislation that impact higher education, in general, or the operations of independent colleges and universities. MICUA testified on numerous bills and worked with legislative sponsors and committee leaders on amendments to address concerns raised by the MICUA community.

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Student Voice: Goucher Student Inspired by IHED

Kayla York, a junior political science major with a minor in legal studies and psychology at Goucher College, attended Independent Higher Education Day (IHED) to better grasp how the government affects her private education. York is on the College's Field Hockey team, manages the Men’s Basketball team, and is the secretary of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. After graduation in Spring 2019, she hopes to attend law school or begin a master’s program in political science and/or survey methodology.  — This is Kayla's story —

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MICUA Members Top the Nation in College Completion Rates

Students who first enroll at a Maryland independent college or university top the nation in college completion rates! A recent report released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center ranks Maryland’s independent segment of higher education as the top performing segment in the nation. Based on the Clearinghouse report, 93 percent of students who enroll first-time, full-time at a Maryland private nonprofit college or university complete their first degree within six years.

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