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MICUA’s 15 private, nonprofit colleges and universities serve 63,000 students annually and award 27% of all degrees conferred by a Maryland four-year institution.

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What colleges do for local economies: A direct measure based on consumption
Most economists and policymakers know that people who complete a college degree tend to earn more than people who have not attended college. Yet they often overlook the fact that these benefits extend beyond individual workers. The college earnings advantage also leads to greater economic activity, fueling prosperity at the regional and national levels.

Nursing student finds calling in global service
Seeing how surgery and good nutrition can change the lives of people without access to medical care helped Vanessa Perez of Frederick carve her career path. A sophomore at Stevenson University in Baltimore County, Perez went to Liberia the summer before her freshman year, and this past summer, she was in Mongolia.

MICA planning $8.1 million expansion in Bolton Hill
Seeking to accommodate a growing student body and new programs, the Maryland Institute College of Art is planning to construct an $8.1 million classroom building in place of a smaller property it owns at 100-116 Dolphin Street, part of the Bolton Hill National Register Historic District.


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