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Harford Community College
Community college tuition hike weakens the system [Editorial]
Community college tuition hike weakens the system [Editorial]

The latest tuition hike planned at Harford Community College is weak public policy as it comes on the heels of another round of tuition increases that will end up increasing the cost of one credit hour from $77 five years ago to $116 when the latest anticipated $12 increase takes effect. The problem isn't so much that the tuition increases at Harford Community College make the school something other than a bargain compared to other colleges. When HCC enacted the $104 per credit rate for in-county students, the per credit charge at four-year institutions in the region was substantially more, ranging from $218 at Morgan State University to $260 at Towson University to $894 at Johns...