MICUA’s 16 private, nonprofit colleges and universities serve 63,000 students annually and award 27% of all degrees conferred by a Maryland four-year institution.


Ron Daniels

Johns Hopkins to give $15M to young faculty researchers over next 3 years
Johns Hopkins University will give $15 million to promising young researchers over the next three years. Two new grants, totaling $15 million, are intended for early-career researchers, who are increasingly being passed up for federal research grants. Hopkins President Ronald Daniels is concerned about a potential dearth in new researchers entering the field. 

Sammy HoiHow MICA's new president was lured by Baltimore's promise
Samuel Hoi ignored calls from headhunters for 14 years during his tenure as president of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Then MICA announced Fred Lazarus — the bespectacled, bow tie-wearing president of MICA for 36 years — would retire at the end of the 2014 academic year. It was a call Hoi, who goes by Sammy, couldn't ignore.

wmarVIDEO: Why more college grads are choosing to live in Baltimore--Recent grads from McDaniel explain
A recent New York Times survey shows Baltimore is towards the top of the list of places where recent college grads are moving. In this interview, ABC 2 WMAR catches up with a group of McDaniel College graduates to find out why they chose to move to Charm City.

Chris NelsonChris Nelson’s Blog: Myths About Attending College: Part I—Students, Value and Affordability
The President of St. John’s College addresses the hype about out-of-control college costs, based on facts collected by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Here he tackles the first three of nine myths about affordability and student aid.

US News

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Three MICUA Schools for Distance Education
Online programs in Maryland surge in U.S. News and World Report ranking. Johns Hopkins University is the only Maryland institution with programs ranked in the top 10, Stevenson University is the only school ranked in the category of “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs”, and McDaniel College makes the list for graduate-level education programs.