| Mar 23, 2014
Fewer than one in 10 students at the University of Baltimore graduates within four years of being admitted as a freshman. That costs those students and the university dearly: For the school it means spending more resources on instruction and other...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture.
"My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday.
The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Professor James Gates delivers his big ideas in analogies and metaphors.
Setting lax standards for schoolchildren in science classes is like teaching them to dunk a basketball on a 9-foot-high hoop, when kids the next town over play with one 10 feet...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Enrollment at the University System of Maryland is expected to decline in the coming academic year and the following year, the first projected drop since the 1990s.
More than 153,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2013 at the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The University of Maryland University College announced Friday that it would lay off 70 employees — the latest problem to hit the school that caters to nontraditional students, including members of the military, the federal government and working...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The body overseeing higher education in Maryland unveiled a new four-year plan Wednesday intended to help serve the low-income, first-generation and nontraditional students that make up a growing segment of the academic population.
The Maryland Higher...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS."
The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Even as a child, I loved math.
As a 12-year-old in a Birmingham church in 1963, I found myself much more interested in the math problems in my lap than the speaker at the pulpit. Suddenly, though, he got my attention.
If the children march, the Rev....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:51 AM
As Gov. Martin O'Malley makes his final state of the state speech Thursday, it's a good time to look at what seven years of his governorship have meant for Maryland.
The state of the state is clearly good: first in median family income, a top three...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The effort to focus the post O'Malley era in Maryland on developing private sector businesses and jobs got a big boost Friday from the unprecedented joint agenda of House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. It's...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Coppin State University's president said Friday that the college has accomplished about half the goals in a plan conceived last year intended to boost its graduation rates and enrollment, strengthen its academic programs and improve the way it operates....