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UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system
UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system

The University of Maryland University College, which has been struggling with declining enrollment, is considering severing some ties with the state university system to avoid burdensome regulations and work more closely with the private sector. Under the proposal, the university would become an independent nonprofit organization that retains an affiliation with the state system. The school's president, Javier Miyares, said during a Thursday town hall meeting in Largo that the idea came from a task force of experts organized by the university as a response to a shrinking student body. UMUC, a mainly online institution, has struggled with a competitive online education market and a...

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