MICUA’s 16 private, nonprofit colleges and universities serve 64,000 students annually and award 28% of all degrees conferred by a Maryland four-year institution.


LoyolaMicroloan programs arrive at UMBC, Loyola
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the business school at Loyola University Maryland have each received a $25,000 grant to launch microloan programs affiliated with Kiva, a nonprofit that provides loans around the world.

tricorderMedical device contest names Hopkins students as finalists
What happens when science fiction becomes reality? That’s the $10 million question for finalists in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. Participants in the multi-year international contest seek to develop a consumer-friendly, mobile device (weighing no more than five pounds) capable of measuring vital health signs.

Ron VolpeHood holds 122nd convocation, honors William Browning
Monday was bittersweet for Ron Volpe, president of Hood College. In an emotional talk, Volpe addressed the college’s 122nd convocation ceremonies Monday morning. The coming school year will be his last as president of Hood College, though Volpe said he and his family will remain in Frederick.

Chris NelsonReengineering Retention by Christopher Nelson, President of St. John's College
In the hope of improving American higher education,President Obama set a goal in 2009 of improving college degree attainment rates from 40 percent to 60 percent by 2020. This represents a 50 percent increase in attainment rates. This represents a 50 percent increase in attainment rates.

JHU Britni‘Eds and meds’ strengthen Baltimore’s credit
Baltimore was one of three U.S. cities singled out by Moody’s Investors Service Inc. as “primary examples” of how universities and hospitals can contribute to economic vitality and help strengthen cities’ credit ratings. Moody’s explored the impact of institutions such as Johns Hopkins Health System.