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State Leaders

State education policy officials include the following:

James D. Fielder, Jr., Acting Secretary of Higher Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission
Robert L. Caret, Chancellor, University System of Maryland
Bernie Sandusky, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges

Policy Highlights

State Attainment Goal: At least 55% of residents 25-64 years old hold an associate’s or bachelor’s degree by 2025. Learn more about how states can “Set An Attainment Goal.” Also, find out more about Maryland’s attainment goal and see other states’ attainment goals.

Maryland publicly reports completion data for all of its public institutions and all of its private institutions. See 50-State Table on Completion Data and learn more about how states Measure Progress.

Maryland’s College Completion Act of 2013 also states that all degree-seeking students enrolled in a public community college earn an associate’s degree before leaving the community college or transferring to a public four-year institution. Read more about how states Develop a Plan.

Stronger Nation State Attainment Data

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